Nicely Finished Factory Ruger Revolver

Help Support Ruger Forum:

saleen322

Bearcat
Joined
Feb 5, 2014
Messages
16
Location
Was western PA, now Florida
Years ago I came across a Blackhawk convertible 10mm and 38/40. I could not get over the polish and bluing that Ruger put on that revolver, it looked very high end. I think it was a special for Buckeye Sports. I wasn't looking for a 10mm but being a single action revolver, a rimless case is a nonissue. The big bonus was taking it to the range. Very nice to shoot and very accurate. I became an even bigger fan of 10mms owning this one. Glad I found it and it is a keeper.
38393955352_0007d98602_o.jpg
26938118989_57fe59b67f_o.jpg
 

contender

Ruger Guru
Joined
Sep 18, 2002
Messages
22,138
Location
Lake Lure NC USA
Nice.
If it's a "Buckeye" Sports model, (and it should be,) it'll have their trademark logo on the top strap, just forward of the rear sight.
The serial number range of the Buckeye's is; 611-00001 to 611-06199.
I don't recall any of the Buckeye's having a very high polish & special blueing. But we always say; "Never say never with Ruger!"
 

wproct

Single-Sixer
Joined
Nov 7, 2006
Messages
283
Location
Ia
Nice revolver! And yes, this is true. Several years ago I bought a used 2015 blued steel Ruger Super Single-six revolver, had never been shot, but was used, and I was just amazed at what a nice polished royal blue finish it had. It wasn't any special or unique model, it was just one that someone at the factory decided to get carried away and do a really nice job!
 
Joined
Jan 29, 2023
Messages
26
Location
Frog Level, Tn.
What is this revolver? The cylinder is strange ! I have a 1982 single six with the 9.5 inch barrel I purchased used from a forum member on another talk forum, and the finish is polished like the examples above. The newer single six revolvers are not even close in finish quality. I bought the single six because it was made the year my son was born, and it came with box and all documentation. It appears to have been fired very little, maybe because the barrel length is not for everybody. I have a holster for it, but have never used it.
 
Last edited:

BULL'S-EYE

Single-Sixer
Joined
Dec 2, 2021
Messages
102
Location
Indiana
Every one of the Lipsey's NM Flattop 44 Special's that I've examined, blued or stainless, have been exceptionally well fit and finished. I own three myself, and nary a one are going anywhere as long as I'm still able to fire and enjoy them.
 
Last edited:

wproct

Single-Sixer
Joined
Nov 7, 2006
Messages
283
Location
Ia
Every one of the Lipsey's NM Flattop Special's that I've examined, blued or stainless, have been exceptionally well fit and finished. I own three myself, and nary a one are going anywhere as long as I'm still able to fire and enjoy them.
I think there is a lot of truth in this, I think the Distributor's exclusive models to get some extra care in fitting and finish. I have owned a number of GP100 revolvers and my Davidson's exclusive 5 inch bbl GP100 has the best action and finish of any that I have owned. I agree with BULL'S-EYE, mine is a keeper for sure.
 

aciera

Bearcat
Joined
Jul 23, 2016
Messages
49
Many do nice bluing if they want
 

Attachments

  • D1E51680-A154-4F7C-8AEE-287BFC41A5F3.jpeg
    D1E51680-A154-4F7C-8AEE-287BFC41A5F3.jpeg
    673.8 KB · Views: 16

Latest posts

Top