SOLD FOR: $1225
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Serial Number: 501-76130
Year of Manufacture: 1986 (Ruger Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .41 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 “.41 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 “501-76130”.
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 underside of the right panel has a notable nick/compression. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in Fine-plus 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 95% of its metal finish. There is light thinning/holster wear on the both sides of the barrel at the tip. There are a few minor nicks on the barrel and underlug. The frame has a few very minor nicks, most notable on the right side. The cylinder has a turn line through the finish as well as scattered minor nicks on the flute edges. Pins are unmarred, and all markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Fine–plus 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 Redhawk includes a gray plastic Ruger snap case.
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-plus condition with minimal wear. Notable here is the less common .41 Rem Mag chambering, a cartridge that never truly took off, but was an adequate answer to the intense recoil and perceived overkill of .357 Magnum—.41 was easier to handle when firing multiple shots, making for more accurate shooting. Good luck and happy bidding!