Terry T wrote:
Just found a stainless one!
7 1/2" New Vaquero in 45 Colt. It did
follow me home so I guess I'll have to keep it and feed it.
Anyone have a feel for how "rare" these really are?
Of the New Vaquero they would be the rarest of the regularly produced models. Of course the 5-1/2" has always been the most common length, then the 4-5/8" next. So the 7-1/2" far lagged in sales behind the other two lengths.
The KNV-45 is pretty rare as you don't see them very often. But the absolute rarest should be the NV45 all-blue 7-1/2" as the 7-1/2" length was dropped before Ruger went to the all-blue finish. So the only NV-45's that exist out there in full blue finish are cleanup guns. Ruger did do quite a few of these to dump their 7-1/2" lengths, probably at least several hundered in blue and the same in stainless, but now that they are gone ???
I think Davidson's bought out most of the blue and stainless 7-1/2's that Ruger had.