SOLD FOR: $1125
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: Redhawk (Model No. 05014, Catalog No. RH-445)
Serial Number: 503-23058
Year of Manufacture: 2000 (Ruger Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .44 Remington Magnum
Action Type: Swing Out Cylinder DA/SA Double-Action Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked with a Ruger warning over “—STURM, RUGER & CO., INC. SOUTHPORT, CONN, U.S.A.—” and a Ruger proof mark. The right side of the barrel is marked “.44 MAGNUM CAL.” The right side of the frame is marked “RUGER® Redhawk®, “®”, and a Ruger phoenix logo. The underside of the grip frame is marked with the serial number “503-23058”. The back of the cylinder is marked “S”.
Barrel Length: 5 1/2″ with serrated barrel rib
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a blade with orange insert dovetailed into the barrel rib. The rear sight is a black square-notch leaf with white outline in a base pinned to the top strap and is adjustable for elevation and windage.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth wood panels with inset Ruger phoenix logo medallions. There is light use-wear, and the right panel has a few light scuffs. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The cylinder has taken on a very light plum hue and has a distinct turn line partially through the finish. Pins are unmarred, and all markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Fine-to-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up with almost no play with the trigger depressed. The single action is crisp, and the double action is smooth. We did not fire this revolver. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: This revolver will ship with a serial-matching gray plastic Ruger snap-case and the manual.
Our Assessment: The Redhawk was Ruger’s first large bore double action revolver and was available in several barrel lengths and chambered for an assortment of powerful cartridges such as .357 and like this one, .44 Magnum. Like the Security-Six before it, the Redhawk was designed by Harry Sefried as a part of their “6” line of guns (Security, Service, Speed, etc.) The Redhawk is a wrist-breaker, truly a beastly thrill to shoot, but as a tool, it’s best utilized when on the hunt should you run into a predator yourself. This example is in overall Fine-to-Excellent condition with minimal wear and a matching case. Good luck and happy bidding!