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Old August 14, 2015, 02:26 PM   #1
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Is this a Ruger?

If not, what? I have no clue.
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Old August 14, 2015, 02:55 PM   #2
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I'm 99.999% certain it is a Ruger Blackhawk. Do you not have the gun in hand or just looking at a photo.
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Old August 14, 2015, 02:56 PM   #3
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Are there what appear to be factory markings on the left side of the frame. Can you read them?
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Old August 14, 2015, 02:58 PM   #4
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That looks like a Ruger S/N as well
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Old August 14, 2015, 03:04 PM   #5
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Yup-it looks like a Ruger New Model Blackhawk-its not a 3 screw.
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Old August 14, 2015, 03:31 PM   #6
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Thanks.

All I have are those two pics, and a description which says it's a "Collectable 357 long nose" Smith & Wesson 357 Magnum. I figured the S&W part came off the barrel, and wasn't the manufacturer.

$250 on Armslist.
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Old August 14, 2015, 03:37 PM   #7
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Nothing collectible about it and, in the left side picture, it looks like the finish is trashed. Ask for better pics. As it is I'd say $250 tops and would like it better at $200.
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Old August 14, 2015, 05:10 PM   #8
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If it functions that would be a steal around me. Refinish for $200 and you are still way ahead.
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Old August 14, 2015, 06:08 PM   #9
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Looks like a Ruger to me as well. Does the seller not know what he is selling? If the photos are more clear and it looks good and is tight and functional - the price seems like a bit of a bargain for a shooter - if it is in good shape.

I don't see where it is that much of a collectible but certainly a very fair price if it's a shooter. That one would make a good woods gun!
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Old August 14, 2015, 07:44 PM   #10
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I'd pay $250 for it. Wouldn't spend a dime on a refinish. It's a shooter and a re-finish just makes it a $450 shooter instead of a $250 shooter. Nothing collectable about it either way
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Old August 14, 2015, 09:35 PM   #11
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I'd pay $250 for it. Wouldn't spend a dime on a refinish. It's a shooter and a re-finish just makes it a $450 shooter instead of a $250 shooter. Nothing collectable about it either way
Yep.

Totally ignore anything about "collectability". Evaluate it solely as a shooter.
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Old August 14, 2015, 10:07 PM   #12
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In pic #2 it's obviously loaded. Be careful, this guy doesn't seem to know much about firearms and safety.
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Old August 15, 2015, 07:15 AM   #13
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Looks like a Ruger, this one I would have to see in person (condition wise) before I bought.
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Old August 15, 2015, 07:28 AM   #14
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I'm with JMR, its a shooter, use it and have fun. It would make a good woods sidearm with the way the black bear are acting around here right now.

No more than $250, don't re-blue it, use it.
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Old August 15, 2015, 08:52 AM   #15
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I never wanted to buy it. I saw it on Armslist advertised as a S&W.
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Old August 15, 2015, 09:44 AM   #16
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Ruger Blackhawk.
Not collectible.
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Old August 15, 2015, 09:47 AM   #17
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Unlike the seller

At least you're smart enough to ask.
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Old August 15, 2015, 09:53 AM   #18
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That front sight tipped me off.
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Old August 15, 2015, 09:59 AM   #19
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Ruger New Model Blackhawk. Post 1973. Appears to be one of the "flattop" variations. Not collectable. Gun has seen use, holster carry, finish wear on alloy parts.

If you can enlarge the #2 pic, you can read the maker & model on the frame below the cylinder.
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Old August 17, 2015, 05:51 PM   #20
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Definitely a New Model Blackhawk. Definitely not a flat top. The base pin latch has also been replaced with a screw. Buyer beware. I'd offer $200 just as a project gun and it would DEFINITELY get refinished.

Ruger never stamped "S&W" on one of their guns.
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Old August 17, 2015, 06:53 PM   #21
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Ruger... and the ejector housing looks someone has used the barrel to pistol whip a telephone pole.

That, the bubba-ized screw as base-pin latch, and the seller not having a clue would tell me to steer clear....
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Old August 17, 2015, 11:34 PM   #22
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Go to the Ruger site and enter the model number.
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Old August 18, 2015, 06:01 AM   #23
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the bubba-ized screw as base-pin latch
Good eye!

Up till you said that, I was on the page for $250 being a good buy...

Now, I'd be very leery at that price...
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Old August 18, 2015, 07:37 AM   #24
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You typically don't put aftermarket grips on a "collectable".
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Old August 18, 2015, 02:13 PM   #25
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You can if they have drywall mud in them. Those are hard to find.
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