7.5" New Vaqueros...

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BULL'S-EYE

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Anyone know how many were produced, and why they were discontinued? I had a blued version in 45 Colt 6-7 years ago and really liked it. I myself rarely sell or trade any handguns, but an acquaintance wanted it REAL bad, and showed up one day with a nice S&W 625 Model of 1989...Knowing full well that I have a profound and incurable weakness for that particular model ( and 45 ACP revolvers in general. )...So, a trade was agreed upon, and down the road it went. He was one of those flaky types, and probably didn't have it a month, before off it went towards something else without any notification whatsoever to me.

Here's the one that I had, and I certainly haven't seen many on the used market since...And yes, I DID at least save some face by holding on to that extra 45 ACP cylinder! 😉
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BULL'S-EYE

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Interesting that demand was so low, considering all the other 7.5" models that Ruger has offered...And, that apparently sold well enough to continue doing so for several decades now.
 

Sacramento Johnson

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I suspect cowboy action shooters probably found them too slow from the holster; that combined with the push to 38/357 by CAS, made the demand very low from that segment of the buying public. I suspect the non-CAS buyers of 45 colt Rugers were more interested in long barrel Rugers that could take those "Ruger Only" loads, so there was no interest from that group, either.
 

chet15

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Interesting that demand was so low, considering all the other 7.5" models that Ruger has offered...And, that apparently sold well enough to continue doing so for several decades now.

They weren't that popular. Old style Vaqueros with 7-1/2" barrels and simulated ivory panels in all three calibers are the scarcest of the regular production Vaqueros (besides the engraved cylinder models of course).
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Armybrat

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Well, Talo & Lipsey's have Ruger produce limited runs of special editions, so there is no reason they couldn't do it with some 7.5" New Vaqueros.
Especially in .45 Colt.
I'd buy at least two, and probably three each in blue & stainless. (for family members)
And they should feature the original profile short spur hammer - like my Talo "Fast Draw" edition.
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