Sold For: $2,004.99
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Serial Number: 2359
Year of Manufacture: 1963
Caliber: .256 Winchester Magnum
Action Type: Single Shot, Single Action with Swing out Breech
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked with “RUGER HAWKEYE. / WIN. .256 MAG. CAL.”and a Ruger logo. The left side of the frame is marked “STURM, RUGER & CO. / SOUTHPORT, CONN. U.S.A.” The right side of the frame is marked “2359”.
Barrel Length: 8 ½” Round
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade on a mount fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a square notched leaf pinned to the frame adjustable for windage and elevation. A Bushnell No. 41827 1.3X15 scope with a cross hair reticle is mounted to a reverse dovetail screwed to the frame. The scope exhibits handling marks and marks in the finish. The optics look clear. The scope is in Fine condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece smooth walnut grips sport a silver on black Ruger medallion on each panel. Handling marks are evident on both panels with a line into the wood on the right panel and a compression mark visible on the left. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue Frame, Hammer and Barrel, Blue Alloy Trigger Guard and Grip Frame
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 96% of its metal finish. Handling marks are present on the barrel and frame with thin scratches visible on the barrel. The butt and lower area of the back strap exhibit marks through the finish. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: A Bushnell scope is provided as described in the Optics section above.
Our Assessment: The Ruger Hawkeye is a single shot, swing breech pistol built on the Blackhawk frame. A rotating breech which contains the firing pin pivots around the cylinder pin, allowing access to the chamber. This was the first pistol chambered in the .256 Winchester Magnum round, which is a necked down .357 Magnum designed for varmint hunting. This is an unusual pistol with Ruger engineering, which means it should be a reliable shooter for years to come.