Ruger Vaquero 10522 KBNV-324X .32 H&R Mag & .32-20 Win 4 5/8″ Revolver 2004

Sold for $1280.00

LSB#: 220725SD056

Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.

Model: Vaquero (Model #10522, Catalog #KBNV-324X)

Serial Number: 58-90999

Year of Manufacture: 2004 (RUGER Serial Number Lookup)

Caliber: .32-20 WCF & .32 H&R Mag.

Action Type: Single Action Side-Gate Loaded Revolver

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked with a Ruger warning over “STURM RUGER & CO. INC. SOUTHPORT. CONN. U.S.A.”. The left side of the frame is marked “RUGER VAQUERO / .32 CAL.”. The right side of the frame under the cylinder is marked with the serial number. The front face of both cylinders are inscribed “999” and the rear faces are marked “S”.

Barrel Length: 4 5/8”

Sights/Optics: The front sight is a quarter round blade set into the barrel. The rear sight is a square-notch integral to the topstrap.

Stock Configuration and Condition: The grips are two-piece black laminate wood with inset Ruger phoenix medallions. There are one or two light handling marks, no major defects. Overall, the grips rate in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Stainless Steel

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion but there are a few marks.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few draglines and minor marks. There is a faint turn line on the cylinder. The markings are clear. The screwheads are sharp. Overall, this revolver rates in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. Each cylinder locks with light play at each stop. 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: Included is a serial matching Special Edition case and paperwork including the manual.

Our Assessment: The Ruger Vaquero is a fascinating revolver. In all ways that matter it seems to be a classic single-action revolver that evokes all manner of nostalgia for the old west, for more wild and dangerous times. But like always, Bill Ruger had a keen ability to find gaps in the market and target fine products to fill that gap. As classic as the Vaquero looks, it dates back only to 1993, and this example dates back to 2004, immediately prior to the 2005 re-tooling. Ruger brought the Vaquero to market to meet the demands of Cowboy Action Shooters as the popularity of the sport grew. This revolver is fairly unique among Vaqueros, as it is chambered for both .32-20 Winchester and .32 Harrington & Richardson, both of which are accurate, powerful cartridges for their relatively small size. This Vaquero is in good shape with a decent bore, strong mechanics, and little in the way of wear. Good luck and happy bidding on this fine revolver!