SOLD FOR: $1001
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: Redhawk Model #05007, Catalog No. RN-415
Serial Number: 502-42740
Year of Manufacture: 1990 (RUGER Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .41 Remington Magnum
Action Type: DA/SA Double- and Single-Action Revolver with 6-Shot Swing Out Cylinder.
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 poorly struck Ruger phoenix logo. The underside of the grip frame is marked with the serial number “502-42740”.
Barrel Length: 5 1/2” with serrated barrel rib.
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a blade with an 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 replacement two-piece smooth wood panels. There is light use-wear, and the underside of the right panel has a few more noticeable pinprick nicks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in Fine-plus condition, as not original to the gun.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This revolver is stainless steel. There are light nicks scattered about the metal, most notable on the top left side of the frame, the top strap, and forward areas of the barrel. There are otherwise minor hairline nicks and swirl marks in the metal. The cylinder has a faint turn line as well as minor nicks on some edges. Pins and controls are unmarred, and all markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in Fine–plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The single action is crisp and very light, and the double action is smooth and buttery. We did not fire this revolver. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: This Redhawk includes a product-matching black and yellow box.
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, .41 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 Remington Magnum 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!