SOLD FOR: $1000
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Serial Number: 501-17399
Year of Manufacture: 1984 (https://ruger.com/dataProcess/serialHistory/)
Caliber: .41 Magnum
Action Type: Single/Double Action DA/SA Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked with Ruger’s two-line warning address and the right side of the barrel is marked “.41 MAGNUM CAL.”. The right side of the frame is marked “RUGER Redhawk” and with the Ruger eagle logo. The bottom of the grip frame is marked with the serial number. The rear face of the cylinder is marked “S”.
Barrel Length: 5 1/2″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade with an orange plastic insert dovetailed to the front of the rib. The rear sight is a white outlined square notch adjustable for windage and elevation in a base pinned to the topstrap, most of the white outline has worn away. The top of the rib is serrated for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth wood panels with Ruger medallions at their tops. The grips have minor handling wear with a few light nicks and scuffs. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 92% of its metal finish. There are some scattered light scuffs, scratches and swirling. Most notable, there appears to be wear on each side of the frame from a previously installed grip with lines of wear in front of each grip panel. The action shows light operational wear including a turn-line on the cylinder. The screw head is tool marked with a strong slot. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in Very Good-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double-action trigger pull is smooth and the single-action trigger pull is crisp. The cylinder lockup is good on all six chambers with barely perceptible movement. We have not fired this revolver. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: This is a stainless-steel Ruger Redhawk with a 5 1/2” barrel and an adjustable rear sight. Chambered for .41 Magnum, it won’t be quite the wrist-breaker that a .44 would, but will still be quite suitable for target shooting and handgun hunting. The action on this good-looking revolver is solid and the bore is bright with sharp rifling. The revolver is in Very Good-plus condition with signs of use, but not abuse. While a little large for concealed carry, this revolver will be great for whatever other purpose you may have for a .41 Magnum. Please see our photos and good luck!