The 5 1/2" with fixed sight #SSM5F is a very rare bird with that barrel length. Even if you don't want it, don't let it go too cheap!I am going to an auction this saturday there are 2 there . Both are 5 1/2 inch barrels one with rear sights and one without . Online bidding is going on right now and they are both above $400 now . I am going to the auction for the gun with sights .
It was in xlnt condition, but in a plastic ruger box, not an old orange cardboard box. No paperwork. I was fine with that, as I wanted to convert it to Bisley, and added a Leupold dual dovetail mount and scope. It now matches my bigger hunting guns, so the feel is similar. Perfect as a shooterBearskinner, did your's come with a box, paperwork? Was it in excellent condition?
I Did buy the gun . I got it for $550 has the box, all the paper work. The gun is super nice , a very thin "turn line " It seems to have been made in 1984 according to the date on the owners manual . does that jive ? I am going to try to post a photo if I can figure out how to do it . There were several Blackhawks there that I thought sold cheap , all .357s .The 5 1/2" with fixed sight #SSM5F is a very rare bird with that barrel length. Even if you don't want it, don't let it go too cheap!
Thank you Hondo ! I was really tickled to get it . I love my single action revolvers .Good buy!
No, 1984 was when the .32 was first introduced. It's been added to the gun.
The .32 Vaquerito (fixed sights) wasn't introduced until 2002.
The 5 1/2" model was introduced 12/17/15 by Davidson's.