SOLD FOR: $1,256.00
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: ‘Old Model’ Blackhawk
Serial Number: 5839
Year of Manufacture: 1957
Caliber: .44 Magnum
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate
Markings: The right side of the frame is marked “5839”. The left side of the barrel is marked “STURM, RUGER & CO. / SOUTHPORT, CONN. U.S.A.”. The left side of the frame is marked “RUGER BLACKHAWK / .44 MAGNUM CAL.” and a Ruger logo. The front face of the cylinder is marked “S”.
Barrel Length: 6 ½”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade on a riser fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is square notched leaf pinned to the back strap adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece staghorn grips sport black on silver Ruger medallions on each panel. The medallion on the right panel is rotated 90 degrees clockwise. The tough staghorn grips exhibit little evidence of use and are in Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. Scattered marks are visible on the metal surfaces. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. No transfer bar safety system has been installed and the action presents four ‘clicks’, similar to the action of a Colt Single Action Army. Mild play is evident in the cylinder lockup. We did not fire this handgun. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The tough and powerful .44 Magnum Ruger Blackhawk revolvers were only made for 6 years, beginning in 1956. A little larger than Colt Single Action Army Revolvers, they absorb recoil a little better while maintaining an authentic “Old West” look and feel. Blackhawks are over engineered and can handling the hottest loads. This one is in Excellent condition, retaining about 99% of its original finish and exhibiting scattered small marks. The staghorn grips are in Excellent condition and look great. The right panel’s black on silver Ruger medallion is rotated 90 degrees clock wise, but you can make up your own story about why that is. This is a great cowboy gun with modern, adjustable sights.