Sold for $3930.00
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: Clements Custom Guns Blackhawk
Serial Number: 30-32093
Year of Manufacture: 1970 (Ruger Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .44 Special
Action Type: Side Gate Loaded Single-Action Revolver
Markings: The left side of the frame is marked “RUGER .44 SPECIAL” and “CCG”. These are not the standard Ruger markings and were likely reapplied after customization. The right side of the frame under the cylinder is marked with the serial number “30-32093”.
Barrel Length: 4 1/2”
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a black serrated blade pinned to a base fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a black serrated square-notch leaf in a base pinned to the top strap and is adjustable for elevation and windage. The sights are custom replacements.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The grips are smooth wood panels and likely replacements from the customization. The panels show no significant wear. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in Excellent condition, as original to customization.
Type of Finish: Blued & Case Colored
Finish Originality: Original to Customization
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is some extremely faint erosion throughout.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its custom metal finish. The cylinder and grip frame show a slight plum hue. There are a few nicks under the finish on the front strap. Pins are unmarred, and all markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Fine-Excellent condition as customized.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up with only light play at each stop. No transfer bar has been installed. 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: None.
Our Assessment: The Ruger Blackhawk has been in continuous production since 1955 and has been widely adopted by single-action shooters for going on four generations now. It has been redesigned, revised, and updated constantly, and has been chambered for all manner of cartridges. This example is from 1970 and has been customized by Clements Custom Guns showing beautiful bluing and case coloring. It also features replacement target sights and a custom retaining pin. The grip frame and cylinder have taken a pleasant plum hue that does not deter from the appeal in the slightest. Please see our photos and good luck!