RUGER New Vaquero

PRICE: R 16,890.00 Incl. VAT
REFERENCE NUMBER: 1670

FEATURES:

MAKE Ruger
MODEL New Vaquero
CALIBER .45 Colt
ACTION Single Action
CAPACITY 6
CONDITION New in box

Item Description

FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:

The Ruger New Vaquero 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.
Introduced in 1993, it is based on the Ruger New Model Blackhawk but has fixed sights for a more traditional, single-action revolver appearance, and has therefore become very popular amoung Cowboy Action Shooters.

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

Two major variants of Vaqueros exist.
The original Vaquero was marketed from 1993 until 2005, and was slightly larger than the Colt Single Action Army.
The New Vaquero, produced from 2005 to the present is closer to the dimensions of the Colt Model 1873 SAA.
Therefore, the New Vaquero will accept two-piece grips made for the Colt Single Action Army.
Additionally, Ruger placed the safety warning which used to appear on the left-side of the barrel beneath the barrel on these models to make the gun more aesthetically pleasing.

Both variants permit reloading by simply opening the loading gate, thereby freeing the cylinder to rotate freely, without pulling the hammer into the half-cock notch

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FIREARM CONDITION:

This gun is in new, unused condition.
It comes in its original case and includes original operators manual and documentation, and all accessories.
It has a blued finish, wooden grips and 4.62″ barrel.

FIREARM SUITABILITY:

This firearm is technically suitable for home self defense, but is best suited for sport 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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