Ruger New Model Super Blackhawk Bisley Hunter 44 Mag Stainless Revolver

SOLD FOR: $1275

LSB#: 211116JA10

Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.

Model: New Model Super Blackhawk Bisley Hunter (Model #00862)

Serial Number: 88-40741

Year of Manufacture: 2007 (RUGER Serial Number Lookup)

Caliber: .44 Remington Magnum

Action Type: Single Action Side-Gate Loaded Revolver

Markings: Barrel underside marked with a warning over “—STURM, RUGER, NEWPORT, NH USA—”. Frame left side marked “RUGER® .44 MAGNUM CAL. / NEW MODEL SUPER BLACKHAWK®”. Frame right side marked with serial number, “88-40741”. Top strap marked “RUGER® / HUNTER / SUPER BLACKHAWK®”. Cylinder marked twice “.44 REMINGTON MAGNUM” AND HAND-SCRIBED “7 4 1” on front face.

Barrel Length: 7 1/2” with serrated barrel rib.

Sights/Optics: The front sight is a serrated blade with orange aiming reference integral to base that is dovetailed into the barrel rib. The rear sight is an adjustable square-notch leaf in a base pinned to a channel in the top strap. The barrel rib is notched for Ruger rings—no rings are included.

Stock Configuration and Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth gray laminate wood panels on a Bisley grip frame, each with inset Ruger phoenix logo medallions at the top. The hare heavy handling marks throughout. There is a mended crack measuring approximately 1 1/2” in the toe of the left panel. Each medallion has heavy build-up in the recesses as well as a bit of verdigris. Very minor nicks and scuffs pepper the bottom of each panel. There are no chips. Overall, the grips are in Good-plus condition.

Type of Finish: Satin Stainless

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.

Overall Condition: There are very minor hairline nicks/scuffs throughout the stainless steel. There are a few more notable nicks/scuffs that can be seen on the recoil shield. The grip frame has more notable wear with light scuffs on the front and back strap, and the bottom of the grip frame has clusters of minor nicks and dings. The cylinder has a faint, intermittent turn line with light scuffs on the forward edges. The screws have light toolmarks with strong slots, pins are unmarred, and all markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks with minor play. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: Ruger introduced the Blackhawk in 1955 with the ‘Flat Top’ and ‘Pre-Warning’ versions paving the way to an inevitable evolution in the design; the New Model revolvers were designed with a Transfer Bar Safety, a measure taken to compensate for that pesky tendency for human beings to err. This example is from 2012 and is notable for having a Bisley grip frame, which for a certain segment of the shooting world provides a far more comfortable shooting experience. The bore is bright and with a 7 1/2″ barrel, you add a little bit of energy and direction to the .44 Remington Magnum cartridge. Good luck and happy bidding!

Ruger New Model Super Blackhawk Bisley Hunter 44 Mag Stainless Revolver
Ruger New Model Super Blackhawk Bisley Hunter 44 Mag Stainless Revolver