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Old September 19, 2012, 08:04 PM   #1
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Ruger .357 Magnum Redhawk 5.5" SS

Im new to this forum. I just purchased a Ruger .357 Magnum Redhawk 5.5" SS. Does anyone here have any idea on its value? Its a 9 out of 10 condition. I payed $400 and im wondering if its a decent price to pay. Either way im keeping it just wondering on the price paid/value. Thanks for any info.
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Old September 19, 2012, 08:19 PM   #2
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I think you did pretty well,2 years ago I purchased a Redhawk in .41 mag and gave $500.00 for it.The .357 mag Redhawks are hard to find.
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Old September 19, 2012, 08:23 PM   #3
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Good deal

Very hard to find one indeed and about anything Ruger here bigger than a 22 sells for that much.
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Old September 19, 2012, 08:36 PM   #4
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Thanks. I really hadnt seen one till yesterday and i jumped on it today after doing some quick researching on it. Cant wait to try it out this weekend.
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Old September 19, 2012, 10:08 PM   #5
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The 357 Redhawk is a very rare bird and no longer made. $500 is a great price. It is at about $200 less than I have ever seen one
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Old September 19, 2012, 10:24 PM   #6
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Outstanding handgun, but heavy.

No stronger 357 made.
If you like to,play with heavy bullets (180-200gr) that's THE gun to use.
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Old September 19, 2012, 10:34 PM   #7
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$400? You have to ask?
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Old September 19, 2012, 10:40 PM   #8
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I passed one up at a gun show a few years back and have been kicking myself ever since. It was marked $350 and odds are I could have talked the guy down a little. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

$400 is a good deal assuming it's in good condition, especially with today's prices.
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Old September 19, 2012, 11:05 PM   #9
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Well seems i did real good and yes its in great condition. Its been used but definately not abused. I just wanted to confirm it. Ill try and post pics soon. Thanks everyone.
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Old September 20, 2012, 08:48 PM   #10
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Welcome to the forum and thanks for asking our advice.

$400?

I would have jumped on that gun with both feet and kissed the seller on the mouth. (well, maybe)

You got a GREAT gun for a terrific price.

I believe there were only 5,000 of the 5.5" ever made. They are favorites for handloaders who want to push the power envelope and highly sought after. A bit heavy for everyday carry, but the 5.5" barrel makes for an easier carry than the 7.5" barrel. If you want to hunt wild pig with a handgun (up to a reasonable size limit), this is the cat's meow.

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Old September 21, 2012, 02:39 AM   #11
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@Lost sheep..thanks i actually passed on it the first day then went back and got it the next..i know im crazy but after i researched a little i couldnt get there soon enough. Well im glad i did good and look foward to shooting it very soon. As for the hunting with it i might just try it. Thanks ..
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Old September 21, 2012, 04:57 AM   #12
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I passed one up at a gun show a few years back and have been kicking myself ever since. It was marked $350 and odds are I could have talked the guy down a little. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
I passed on the chance to buy two Colt 4" Pythons for $950.00 once - yes - it was $950.00 for both, not each...that was about 12/13 years ago...

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Old September 21, 2012, 06:05 AM   #13
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I think you did okay for $400. Go shoot it and enjoy.
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Old September 21, 2012, 07:08 AM   #14
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I really would like to see pics! Redhawk in .357mag? Sweet!
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Old September 22, 2012, 02:31 PM   #16
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You STOLE it.

That is probably as close as you'll ever get to an indestructible .357 magnum.

I had one for a couple of years when they first came out, but sold it to try some other dream. The shooting I did with it (I had the .41 and the .44 at that time) convinced me that I was actually shooting a .32 instead of the big, bad .357. All that steel really dampens the recoil.

Very nice gun, at a ridiculously low price.
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Old September 23, 2012, 04:46 PM   #17
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speaking of 357 ruger i found an unusual blackhawk its a 2 tone blued with stainless parts. has anyone see these before
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Old September 23, 2012, 05:12 PM   #18
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speaking of 357 ruger i found an unusual blackhawk its a 2 tone blued with stainless parts. has anyone see these before
What parts are stainless? The trigger guard? I see those from time to time
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Old September 24, 2012, 10:45 AM   #19
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Here are some pictures of my 5.5" Redhawk .357's:



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Old September 24, 2012, 01:03 PM   #20
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That Sir.....Is a KEEPER! Absolutly B-E-A-UTIFUL!
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Old September 24, 2012, 01:26 PM   #21
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1)Yes, this Redhawk .357 is definately a keeper, in view of it still being NIB. Thanks for the compliment!
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Old September 24, 2012, 02:52 PM   #22
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.... in view of it still being NIB.
A condition that to me is 'mind-boggling'. Who in their right mind, buys a gun .... but never shoots it???? . Nice gun BTW! My dad has one and is in nice to shoot for a DA type revolver.
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Old September 24, 2012, 06:00 PM   #23
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Holy Moses, but that was a steal on the price!

Nice purchase - I am quite jealous.
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Old September 24, 2012, 07:37 PM   #24
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WOW..beautiful gun.
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Old September 25, 2012, 10:35 PM   #25
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well tennjed the trigger guard, handle, ejector rod and the front and rear sights are stainless steel. the rest is blued. everything lines up right i think it came from the factory this way
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