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. 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. 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. 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.