|PRICE:||R 8,000.00 Incl. VAT|
|MODEL||New Model Super Blackhawk|
|CONDITION||Excellent to like new used condition|
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.
The New Model Super Blackhawk chambered in .44 Magnum, is built on the same frame, but with a larger grip and unfluted cylinder, in order to more effectively deal with the powerful cartridge.
Also, the grip frames are made of steel versus aluminum for those same components in the Blackhawk.
It is worth noting that the Super Blackhawk is capable of operating with much higher pressure hand-loads than factory produced ammunition in .44 Magnum (it can in fact, handle more powerful loads than any .44 Magnum lever action rifle and substantially more powerful rounds than any double action .44 Magnum revolver).
It is also one of the most accurate big bore pistols for target shooting
These facts make the Ruger Super Blackhawk one of the top choices for handgun hunting.
This gun is in excellent to like new, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
The overall finish virtually perfect, with only an extremely light drag line on cylinder, and some extremely light wear around muzzle.
The original Ruger wooden grips are still perfect, and the action is very tight.
It comes in its original cardboard box.
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
The revolver is very well suited for handgun hunting.