SOLD FOR: $1636.99
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: Redhawk (Model No. 05025, customized by Clark Custom Guns)
Serial Number: 503-30463
Year of Manufacture: 2001 (Ruger Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .45 Winchester Magnum
Action Type: Swing Out Cylinder DA/SA Double-Action Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked with a Ruger warning. The right side of the barrel is marked “CCG .45 WIN. MAG.” The right side of the frame is marked “RUGER® Redhawk®, “®”, and a Ruger phoenix logo. The underside of the grip frame is marked with a “*” and the serial number “503-30463”.
Barrel Length: 5 1/2″ with serrated barrel rib. The barrel has been re-bored for .45 Winchester Magnum.
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a blade with a green fiber optic dot dovetailed into the front of 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 each panel has a few very minor nicks, mainly on the lower edges. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in Fine-plus condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: There are very minor swirl marks and minor scuffs on the stainless steel. More notable finish marks/scuffs are present on the right side of the barrel where the Clark Custom Guns caliber marking was struck. The right side of the barrel also has some more notable holster/draw wear. Pins are unmarred, and all markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Fine-to-Excellent condition, as partly customized.
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: None.
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 .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 has been customized to fire the thicker-walled .45 Winchester Magnum cartridge, a lesser known round that was brought to market by Winchester in the late 70s. Handgun hunters are fond of it, and it being combined with Ruger’s beefy Redhawk is a real nifty and unusual example. It is in overall Fine-to-Excellent condition with minimal wear and beautiful wood grips. Good luck and happy bidding!