RUGER New Model Blackhawk

PRICE: R 10,000.00 Incl. VAT
REFERENCE NUMBER: 1638

FEATURES:

MAKE Ruger
MODEL New Model Blackhawk
CALIBER .357 Magnum / 9mmP
ACTION Single Action
CAPACITY 6
CONDITION Good to Very Good used condition

Item Description

FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:

The Ruger Blackhawk is a single-action, 6-shot revolver, available chambered in various different calibers with different barrel lengths and finishes, made by Sturm, Ruger & Co. in the United States.
First produced and launched in 1955, it was modeled after the famous Colt 1873 Single Action Army (discontinued by Colt at that time, just prior to WWII) to meet market demand for cowboy-style revolvers.
The first Blackhawks, chambered in .357 Magnum and later also in .44 Magnum achieved wide popularity and sold very well.

The early models of the Blackhawk operated the same way as the original Colt SAA, in that the hammer was half-cocked to load and unload, and that the firearm was not safe to carry with all six chambers loaded due to the hammer resting upon the sixth chamber.
In 1973, in order to eliminate accidents occurring from the hammer jarring against a round loaded in the sixth chamber, Ruger introduced the New Model Blackhawk.

The New Model Blackhawk does not require the hammer to be half-cocked for loading and unloading, and it employs a transfer bar mechanism which prevents the cartridge under the hammer from being fired without the trigger being pulled.

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FIREARM CONDITION:

This gun is in good to very good, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
The original finish is good with some very light wear around the muzzle and front sight.
There is also some extremely light wear on the front edges of the cylinder and top strap, and a light, intermittent drag line on the cylinder.
There is some wear/light chipping to the finish of the trigger guard and the rear of frame/grip, which both have a different type of black finish to the bluing of the cylinder and frame.
The aftermarket Pachmayr Presentation rubber grips are still good, with some small, light marks in places.
The lockup is still very tight.
Includes an extra cylinder chambered for 9mmP.
Note: The original license for this revolver states caliber as : .357 Mag / 9mmP

FIREARM SUITABILITY:

This firearm is technically suitable for home self defense, but is best suited for hunting or target shooting.

This firearm is suitable for use in the following sports:

  • COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING
  • METALLIC SILHOUETTE
  • PIN SHOOTING – Stock gun & Stock revolver

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