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Ruger fans, look what I just found :)

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by bac1023, Mar 21, 2012.


  1. bac1023

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    Well, I've never been a huge Ruger revolver fan, yet somehow I just bought my seventh model. Here we have an old three screw 4.5" Blackhawk in none other than 41 Magnum. Though neither were on my "must have" list, I have always wanted an old model Blackhawk and a 41 Magnum. Well, I just now killed two birds with one stone. :cool:

    It came in on consignment at one of my local shops earlier today that I just happened to visit. When I got there, it was being looked at by another potential buyer. When I saw what it was, I was praying he didn't walk out with it. Anyway, he finally put it down and told the shop he would be back tomorrow to put some money down on it. The rest is history...

    As you can see, the gun is in remarkable condition for its age. Other than some extremely light holster wear, its like new. I don't think it was fired much at all. Even the grips are like new. I'm also happy to say that this is the sixth classic handgun I've found in great shape so far this year. :banana:

    I so much prefer the authentic feel and sound of the action on these old Blackhawks compared to the new model. It just feels so much more precise than my new models with the transfer bar. Here we have no goofy Ruger warning labels, no transfer bar, and real bluing (unlike what Ruger does now). I love it. :supergrin:

    I know we have some classic Ruger fans here. What are your thoghts on my latest? I'll have to look it up, but can anyone tell me when it was made by the serial number? I'm thinking mid 1960's. The 45 to 50 year old cardboard box and papers have seen better days, but they're there. :)


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  2. bac1023

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    Enjoy the pics...


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  3. Ruggles

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    Sweet, very nice find....look what I picked up today as well...

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    .45LC/.45ACP

    From what I can find out via a few internet searches it is a Acusoport exclusive, i.e. not a regular Ruger production. I am just happy it is a Bisley because now I can use my thumb to cock the hammer without changing my grip. Thanks to my girl like short thumbs I can not do that on a normal revolver, the Bisley makes it easy.

    Paid $565 which I am happy with.

    Congrats to both of us I guess!
     
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  4. bac1023

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    That looks very nice, Ruggles. :thumbsup:

    A couple years ago, I picked up a 44 Special Blackhawk that was a distributor special.
     
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    Bac, that is an excellent find!! Good thing I don't live next to you, I would have bought it without hesitation. :thumbsup:
     
  6. Salmoneye

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    OK, OP...

    How much (so I can cry some more)...
     
  7. SigFTW

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    It looks like the Ruger Bisley 45LC/APC Stainless are back in production again. My LGS has another one NIB. :dunno:

    Here are mine :)
     
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    I really like the grips. Good luck with it :cool:.
     
  9. Ruggles

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    Sweet guns :) 2 is always better than one, well excepts for wives :whistling:

    I am glad Ruger built a few more so I could get one :) They are stout guns!
     
  10. bac1023

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    $490 out the door :)

    Considering what they're going for on Gunbroker, I got a nice deal. :)
     
  11. bac1023

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    I just looked up the serial number. It was built in 1967. :cool:

    The old model 41 mag Blackhawks were produced from 1965-1972.
     
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    Congrats on a beautiful and rare Ruger for a very nice price !
     
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    Nice find Bac. I have one Blackhawk (357/9mm) and really enjoy it. While it's not a collector piece, it sure is fun to shoot. Definitely has great trigger right out of factory.
     
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    Nice gun BAC. I have one just like it in .45 Colt/.45 ACP. ( a little newer) It is my favorite handgun for hunting. They are great guns IMO, congrats!
     
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    Sweet BH, I could almost use another myself....:supergrin:
     
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    Great looking gun. I always love your pics too bac.
     
  17. bac1023

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    Thanks Hemi.

    I definitely felt the price was good.
     
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    nice piece, I picked a new gun today as well, I was looking at a ruger super blackhawk but ended up getting another glock haha
     
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    Congrats (again)! --Rob
     
  20. bac1023

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    Thank you sir :)