SOLD FOR: $1000
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: New Model Super Blackhawk Bisley Hunter (Model #00862, Cat. No. KS-47NHB)
Serial Number: 88-60839
Year of Manufacture: 2014 (RUGER Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .44 Remington Magnum
Action Type: Single Action Side-Gate Loaded Revolver
Markings: Barrel left side marked with a warning over “—STURM, RUGER & CO., INC. SOUTHPORT, CONN. U.S.A.—”. Frame left side marked “RUGER® .44 MAGNUM CAL. / NEW MODEL SUPER BLACKHAWK®”. Frame right side marked with serial number, “88-60839”. Top strap marked “RUGER® / HUNTER / SUPER BLACKHAWK”. Cylinder marked twice “.44 REMINGTON MAGNUM”.
Barrel Length: 7 1/2” with serrated and notched 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 the included Ruger rings.
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. There are very minor handling marks, but otherwise the grips are free of any notable wear or damage. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in Fine-to-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Satin Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion, but minor stubborn fouling is present nearer to the throat.
Overall Condition: There are very minor hairline nicks/scuffs throughout the stainless steel. There are a few more notable nicks around the loading gate. The backstrap has light surface oxidation along the edges where it meets the grip panels. The screws have light toolmarks with strong slots, pins are unmarred, and all markings are clear. Overall, this 98% revolver rates in Fine-to-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks with almost no 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: This revolver includes a serial-matching gray plastic snap case, the Ruger rings mentioned above, a test fire casing in a sealed envelope, and the manual.
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 human error. This example is from 2014 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 mostly bright and with a 7 1/2″ barrel, you add a little bit of energy and direction to the .44 Remington Magnum cartridge. Mounting an optic is made easy with the included Ruger rings. Then your revolver hunt will get all the more fun. Good luck and happy bidding!