SOLD FOR: $1475
Model: Single-Seven (Model #08163)
Serial Number: 816-07968
Year of Manufacture: 2017 (https://ruger.com/dataProcess/serialHistory/)
Caliber: .327 Federal Magnum (also .32 ACP, .32 Long, .32 Short and .32 H&R Mag.)
Action Type: 7-Shot, Single Action, Side-Gate Loaded
Markings: The bottom of the barrel is marked with Ruger’s two-line warning. The left of the frame is marked “RUGER .327 FED MAG / NEW MODEL SINGLE-SEVEN®”, the right is marked with the serial number. The front face of the cylinder is hand-scribed “968”, the rear face is marked “8”. Both grips are marked at the top with the Ruger logo medallion.
Barrel Length: 3.75″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a quarter round blade fixed to the top of the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch integral to the rear of the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth black micarta panels. They have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is very light erosion near the muzzle.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few scattered minor marks including a light scratch on the top strap and light marks on the back strap. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear Overall, this revolver rates in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up with very little play on each chamber. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes with a serial-matching factory case, cable lock, and assorted factory paperwork including a manual. The case shows only minor wear from storage, in about Fine condition.
Our Assessment: Ruger’s Single-Six has been perhaps the most popular rimfire single action revolver since they were first invented in the 19th century. Since their introduction in 1953, Ruger has offered the Single-Six in a number of different variations and the Single-Seven is one of the more interesting. Not only does the Single-Seven have one additional round of capacity in its cylinder, it is chambered for the .327 Federal Magnum cartridge. It allows the use of most any .32 caliber cartridge from .32 S&W and .32 ACP up to .327 Federal Magnum, a cartridge designed to give similar energy to a .357 Magnum out of a smaller diameter cartridge. This example is in Fine-Excellent condition and comes with its original box, making it a great “used” option. Please see our photos and good luck!