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bac1023
03-21-2012, 14:38
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. :)


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_0002_2-2.jpg

bac1023
03-21-2012, 14:39
Enjoy the pics...


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_0003-5.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_0006-9.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_0003_1-5.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_0001_1-4.jpg

Ruggles
03-21-2012, 14:45
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. :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. :)


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_0002_2-2.jpg

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

http://i42.tinypic.com/mrqste.jpg

http://i42.tinypic.com/21n4j2d.jpg

.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!

bac1023
03-21-2012, 14:51
That looks very nice, Ruggles. :thumbsup:

A couple years ago, I picked up a 44 Special Blackhawk that was a distributor special.

SigFTW
03-21-2012, 14:51
Bac, that is an excellent find!! Good thing I don't live next to you, I would have bought it without hesitation. :thumbsup:

Salmoneye
03-21-2012, 14:56
OK, OP...

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

SigFTW
03-21-2012, 14:57
Sweet, very nice find....look what I picked up today as well...

http://i42.tinypic.com/mrqste.jpg

http://i42.tinypic.com/21n4j2d.jpg

.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!

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

Here are mine :)

bklynpete
03-21-2012, 15:04
I really like the grips. Good luck with it :cool:.

Ruggles
03-21-2012, 15:06
It looks like the Ruger Bisley 45LC/APC Stainless are back in production again. My LGS has another one NIB. :dunno:

Here are mine :)

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!

bac1023
03-21-2012, 16:17
OK, OP...

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

$490 out the door :)

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

bac1023
03-21-2012, 16:21
I just looked up the serial number. It was built in 1967. :cool:

The old model 41 mag Blackhawks were produced from 1965-1972.

69HEMI-R/T
03-21-2012, 16:35
Congrats on a beautiful and rare Ruger for a very nice price !

oldnoob
03-21-2012, 17:14
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.

pennlineman
03-21-2012, 17:32
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!

Berto
03-21-2012, 17:36
Sweet BH, I could almost use another myself....:supergrin:

nathanours
03-21-2012, 18:05
Great looking gun. I always love your pics too bac.

bac1023
03-21-2012, 18:05
Congrats on a beautiful and rare Ruger for a very nice price !

Thanks Hemi.

I definitely felt the price was good.

camelotkid
03-21-2012, 18:43
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

Glockster17
03-21-2012, 19:41
Congrats (again)! --Rob

bac1023
03-21-2012, 20:18
Great looking gun. I always love your pics too bac.

Thank you sir :)

38 Super Fan
03-21-2012, 20:49
Nice one Brian! :thumbsup:

Nakanokalronin
03-21-2012, 22:00
Nice one! :cool:


According to Ruger's website the serial number is between 1967-1968.

http://www.ruger.com/service/productHistory/RE-Bhawk41.html

ETA: Didn't even faze me how the chart worked, Duh. It should have a manufacture date of 1967

Ruggles
03-21-2012, 22:22
Nice one! :cool:


According to Ruger's website the serial number is between 1967-1968.

http://www.ruger.com/service/productHistory/RE-Bhawk41.html

Dang it was made when I was :rofl:

Benello
03-21-2012, 22:27
Awesome score Bac!!!!!! That is the EXACT handgun that my Grandfather has and every time I shoot it I love it more and more. I hope to own it someday. When we all go shooting at my Grandfathers farm every Labor Day, I always ask him to bust it out and no one likes shooting it because they cannot handle the recoil or hit the broad side of a barn, but I am darn accurate with it--one handed to boot! I don't know what it is, but I shoot that gun like it was made for me. I am a huge fan of the .41 magnum round too. It is a shame it's not more plentiful. Enjoy brother!

brisk21
03-21-2012, 23:02
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. :)


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_0002_2-2.jpg


Very cool! I really like the old boxes and manuals that come with old guns for some reason. I have an old S&W model 27-2 .357 mag I inherited from my grandpa and I really enjoyed reading through the old manual. It really adds to the value for me.

Glock40man
03-21-2012, 23:08
:wow:Another nice one bac. Congrats!:cool:

carbuncle
03-22-2012, 00:01
Very cool gun! The .41 mag has an appeal to me, I've never owned one: it was a dark horse cartridge when I got into handgunning almost 20 years ago, kind of like the 10mm has become now. Love those Blackhawks, too: a 3-screw in .45 LC was my first handgun.

steve1911
03-22-2012, 00:28
Very sweet.

Congrats!


1911club#410

GlockFish
03-22-2012, 00:37
Those are a couple sweet 6 Shooters.

CajunBass
03-22-2012, 01:25
Very nice BAC. I would have expected nothing less from you. :supergrin:

I had a .357 Blackhawk, and a 44 SBH years ago. Impressive guns.

bac1023
03-22-2012, 05:56
Nice one! :cool:


According to Ruger's website the serial number is between 1967-1968.

http://www.ruger.com/service/productHistory/RE-Bhawk41.html

ETA: Didn't even faze me how the chart worked, Duh. It should have a manufacture date of 1967

Thanks.

I did look that up. 1967 was 6 years before I was born. :)

bac1023
03-22-2012, 06:00
Very cool! I really like the old boxes and manuals that come with old guns for some reason. I have an old S&W model 27-2 .357 mag I inherited from my grandpa and I really enjoyed reading through the old manual. It really adds to the value for me.
Very cool :cool:

I have a 27-2 as well, but unfortunately no box or manual. :crying:

CajunBass
03-22-2012, 06:25
Very cool! I really like the old boxes and manuals that come with old guns for some reason. I have an old S&W model 27-2 .357 mag I inherited from my grandpa and I really enjoyed reading through the old manual. It really adds to the value for me.

I'm getting to the point where I think in terms of buying the box, and getting the gun thrown in for free. :supergrin:

cphilip
03-22-2012, 07:16
Thanks.

I did look that up. 1967 was 6 years before I was born. :)

Meh...well.. its 11 years AFTER I was born so really not THAT old :crying:

Love the old three screw Blackhawk. The real score is the box and papers really is it. Nice one Bac. You ever go over to Ruger Forums from time to time? Good forum really.

brisk21
03-22-2012, 08:07
I'm getting to the point where I think in terms of buying the box, and getting the gun thrown in for free. :supergrin:


Ok, well I'll give you the value of a Les Baer cardboard box and you give me the gun!!:rofl:

Italian 9x21
03-22-2012, 08:17
Hy Sir, we must couple my young beauty with your fine
piece! I want only the first .44 puppy of the litter!


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bac1023
03-22-2012, 09:05
I'm getting to the point where I think in terms of buying the box, and getting the gun thrown in for free. :supergrin:

Yeah, of love the old firearms boxes. I've got quite a few. :cool:

bac1023
03-22-2012, 09:06
Love the old three screw Blackhawk. The real score is the box and papers really is it. Nice one Bac. You ever go over to Ruger Forums from time to time? Good forum really.

I've visited there several times, but can't seem to get an account registered. :dunno:

bac1023
03-22-2012, 11:14
Very cool gun! The .41 mag has an appeal to me, I've never owned one

This is my first. :cool:

bac1023
03-22-2012, 18:39
Nice one Brian! :thumbsup:

Thanks Cody :)

Rinspeed
03-22-2012, 19:00
Looks great Brian, my Blackhawk in .357 was made in 1976. Funny thing, I've shot it a bunch but I just noticed for the first time that it says right on the top of the barrel "Made in the 200th year of American liberty" :dunno:

bac1023
03-22-2012, 19:26
Looks great Brian, my Blackhawk in .357 was made in 1976. Funny thing, I've shot it a bunch but I just noticed for the first time that it says right on the top of the barrel "Made in the 200th year of American liberty" :dunno:

Very cool, Jeff :cool:

wavetrain75
03-22-2012, 19:30
Nice pistol, finds like that are few and far between 'round these parts.

But I still think you need a Medusa.

bac1023
03-22-2012, 19:32
Nice pistol, finds like that are few and far between 'round these parts.

But I still think you need a Medusa.

Thanks.

Yeah, those Medusa revolvers are very cool. :cool: