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Old 05-21-2020, 2:29 PM
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Default A Ruger Blackhawk for $2500 ?

Can ya'll help me understand why this Ruger Blackhawk .357 sold for $2,510? Add another $250 for the 10% buyer premium. Is a 10" barrel rare? Factory stag grips? Or someone just really wanted this?

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Ruger Blackhawk, .357 magnum cal. single action revolver. Serial #22810, mfg. 1959. Excellent condition. 10" barrel has an excellent bore, fixed front and micro adjustable rear sights. 98% bright blue finish with light trigger guard wear and a faint cylinder index line. Action locks up well. Has not been converted to transfer bar. Ruger marked simulated stag grips are in great shape. Factory letter indicates the Ruger was shipped to Stoeger in July of 1959. Very nice early Ruger and certainly collectible! C&R OK.
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Old 05-21-2020, 2:33 PM
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So are you saying I overpaid?
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I like ruger but that is way overpriced for me. some one has extra money in their pocket.
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Was the last of the medium-frame, flat-top Blackhawks and with some provenance, period faux stag grips, unaltered action and apparently in superb shape. These are very strong guns. Many were bought used then converted to .44 Special by their owners using independent 'smiths.

Still, slightly overpriced.

And still kicking myself for letting a .357 flat top go last year in favor of a little-used New Vaquero. Rationale at the time was I already had a brace of Blackhawks and I wanted a pistol that better resembled a Peacemaker.

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Old 05-21-2020, 3:49 PM
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So are you saying I overpaid?

What's the saying - "You didn't pay too much, just too early." Maybe a hundred years too early?
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10" Blackhawks are hard to find. Only about 700 were made and of those only 450 had 6 groove rifling which guns below about S/N 30000 had. The grips look like real Sambar stag. If they are factory stags that adds considerable $$$ to the value of the gun.
Too bad there is a buyer's premium added. That does drive the price up considerably.
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So are you saying I overpaid?
Depends, was wet kissing, a tube of K_Y, and post transaction cuddling, included in the deal ?





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The grips look like real Sambar stag. If they are factory stags that adds considerable $$$ to the value of the gun.
It says they are fake stag. I'm not sure how durable or realistic 'simulated stag' was back in 1959.

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I know the auction description says the stags are fake but they don't look like the typical fakes from Jay Scott or some of the other makers who offered such items. I suppose a hands on, do the old "stick a hot needle in the backs of them" test may be required. Or one good look at the back sides would be a good indicator. They look like the Sambar stags that Ajax sold that may have some artificial aging added. Or maybe real age patina. If the buyer really is on this forum maybe he will post an update once the gun is in hand.
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I do love single-actions. I have two .357 Old Model Blackhawks and a .44 mag Super Blackhawk. I saw a .30 carbine Blackhawk not long ago and didn't buy it because I was in a time crunch. Went back 2 days later and it was gone.

But $2,500 still seems pretty steep. I checked the Ruger forum and did not see anything about this.
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Heck, I will take 5 for that price. Well maybe not. It is a nice Firearm. But a Ruger is just not worth that much to me. But must have been to someone else. For that kind of money plus the premium I could find a nice old Colt Single Action or a 1875 Remington I think. I would be much, much happier too.

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