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Scott r

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Thank you Raven! Is a blue 5.5" 41 Mag Redhawk super collectable? Can a slick used one be found... reasonably?
 

surveyor47

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I bought one from CDNN Sports www.cdnnsports.com It was "new old stock".

I would frankly much prefer a 41 Accusport Bisley to a 41 Redhawk. Its a balance thing. The Redhawk seems to ride very high, whereas the Bisley seems extremely natural.
 

Sonnytoo

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raven5":hf9y7bk8 said:
Only in .41 Mag. No blue Redhawks in .45 Colt have ever been made.

I must disagree. I owned one when I was living in Mobile ten yrs ago. .45 Colt, 5.5" barrel. It shot well. I sold it as it seemed to be a heavy beast.
Sonnytoo
 

surveyor47

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I seem to recall that the Redhawk was made in 45 Colt and that it had problems with cartridge rims slipping under the ejector star. There was quite a line up of Redhawks, 357, 41, 44, & 45. Sonnytoo is right.
 

chet15

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Sonnytoo":2so4rhn5 said:
raven5":2so4rhn5 said:
I must disagree. I owned one when I was living in Mobile ten yrs ago. .45 Colt, 5.5" barrel. It shot well. I sold it as it seemed to be a heavy beast.
Sonnytoo

In blue????? The only reference I can find in Ruger's dealer price sheets are three versions in stainless...a 5-1/2", a 7-1/2" and a 7-1/2" with rings. Further, I have never noted a serial number of a blue .45 Redhawk. If somebody's got one of these I can sure use the info for the reference. Please post a pic as well.
Ruger's model numbers wouldn't seem to support that they ever made a blue .45 Redhawk either, But ?????

5020…GKRH-44
5021…GKRH-445
5022…GKRH-44R
5023…KRH-45
5024…KRH-45R
5025…KRH-455
5026…KRH-444
5027…KRH-45-4

Note that the high polish stainless models (with "G" at the front of the catalog number came out in 1993 or 1994 and the stainless .45 Redhawks were introduced several years later. The KRH-444 and KRH-45-4 (4" Redhawks in 44 Mag and .45) have only been around for the last few years. There aren't any model numbers in between there to substantiate a blue .45 Redhawk.
Chet15
 

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