Stainless Bisley Blackhawks, Serial Number & Casing Date

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Quarterbore

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I am curious if I can get verification if there are more Stainless Bisley Blackhawks then I am aware of and just what they may be.

For example,

5.5-inch Acusport SS Bisley Blackhawks:

357 Mag - Model KRBN-355W

37-8998x (Gunbroker 102023773) (2007)
37-901xx (Koveras) (1/31/2007)
37-9002x (BlkHawk73) (1/31/07)
37-9002x (BlkHawk73) (1/31/07)
37-9002x (Gunbroker 101904323) (2007)
37-9005X Madman 2-01-2007
37-9009x (Big Larry)
37-9009X (doctorxring)
37-901** (eastwa) (2/01/2007)
37-9018X (Gunbroker) (Ruger site 2007)
37-902xx (Mohillbilly) (2-1-2007)
37-9027x (hsjrev) (2-2-07)
37-9028x (Quarterbore) (02/01/2007 casings)
37-9029x (Gunbroker 102521268) (2007)
37-903xx (pharmuse)(Ruger site 2007)
37-9043x (turbines) (02-05-07)

41 Mag - Model KRBN-415W

48-206xx (Mohillbilly) (8-25-2003)
48-207xx (Koveras) (8/28/2003)
48-207xx (Arokcrwlr) (3/5/2008)
48-2072x (djw54)
48-2074x (BlkHawk73) (1/31/05)
48-2077X (chutch) (09/18/2003)
48-2081x (turbines) (08-25-03)
48-2084x (deerman3) 8-28-03
48-209xx (brionic) (8/28/2003)
48-210xx (pharmuse)(3/5/08)
48-2104x (Valman) 08/28/2003
48-2112x (Terry T) (8-28-2003)
48-2133x (Quarterbore) (3/5/2008)
48-3673x (eastwa) (06-12-08 bottom warning - black lam grips)
48-3674x (lark63) (06-12-08 bottom warning - black lam grips)
48-3681x (Gunbroker 106849332)
48-3688x (Luv44mag) (7-10-08 bottom warning - black lam grips)
48-3850X Madman 10-29-2008 (consecutive)
48-3850X Madman 10-29-2008 (consecutive)



44 Mag - Model KRBN-445W

87-52xxx (Koveras) (9/30/2002)
87-522xx (Arokcrwlr) (Ruger site says 2002)
87-5222x (Mohillbilly) 9-30-2002
87-5252X (Madman) 10-3-2002
87-526xx (Mohillbilly)
87-529xx (Guns America) (Ruger site says 2002)
87-5304x (Quarterbore) (10/25/2002)

45 Colt - Model KRBN-455W

48-0793x (akbluz) (6/16/2001)
48-080xx (Joseywales)
48-0813x (orchemo) (6/16/2001)
48-096XX (Kevin Keith) (2001)
48-097xx (Koveras) (10/18/2001)
48-097XX (bigbore45colt)(Ruger site 2002)
48-0980x (Arokcrwlr)
48-0989X (Marcruger) (10-02-01)
48-1007x (BlkHawk73) (Ruger site 2002)
48-132xx (coachise) (2002)
48-13241 (Boxhead)
48-133** (eastwa) Ruger says 2002
48-136xx (Mohillbily)
48-1653x (45Colt_Man) (12/06/02)
48-178** (eastwa) Ruger says 2004
48-212XX (RugerForMe)(01/13/2004)
48-2178x (bruno) (04/02/2004)
48-219XX (Rafsob) Purchased: 04/06/04
48-22XXX (DuaneH) (4-7-04)
48-2220x (comache) (4/9/04)
48-2221x (BlkHawk73) (4/7/04)
48-3643x (Quarterbore) (5/05/2008)
48-3644x (Gunbroker) (Ruger site says could be 2007 or 2008)
48-373xx (dougader) (08-14-2008) Williams Gun
48-3798x (JSam) (9/25/08)

45 Colt /45 acp - Model KRBN-455WX

48-23xxx (March 2005) (Koveras)
48-23755 (G2) 02-11-2005
48-238xx (Mohillbilly) (2-15-2005)
48-238xx Brown grips, billboard on side (2-15-2005)
48-239xx (Gunbroker) (Ruger site 2005)
48-2393x (BlkHawk73) (2/9/05)
48-2396x (Colorado_Bisley) (02/09/05)
48-2937x (tom black) 08/09/2006
48-2437xx (radshop) (2005 mfg), case envelope 3/3/2005
48-2410x (FrontSite) (08/10/06)
48-293xx (tom turkey 2)(8-9-06)
48-2947X Madman 08-09-2006
48-298XX (madcratebuilder)
48-298xx (Mohillbilly) (8-10-2006)
48-298xx (Gunbroker) (Ruger site 2006)
48-2983x (tuttletom) case 8/11/06
48-2989X Madman 08-10-2006
48-3115x (tuttletom) case 10/28/06
48-329xx (Arokcrwlr) (Ruger site 2007)
48-32920 (Big Larry)
48-3294x (Gunbroker 102521547) (Ruger site 2007)
48-32943 WARD
48-330xx (Yosemite Sam) 06/19/07
48-3328x (Gunbroker 106664038)
48-333xx (yankee7809) (6/20/2007)
48-3426x (comache) (8/23/07)
48-3426x (bruno) (08/23/2007)
48-3426X (Ruger Packer) (8/23/07)
48-3430X (Rainman)(08/24/2007) - confirmed Accusport
48-344XX (Toolmaster)(9/25/07)
48-3452x (Gunsamerica 905735474)
48-3453* (txpete)(08/28/2007)
48-3475x mrbumps 10/10/2007 - Acu-sport
48-348xx (RaisinRiverRon)(10/10/2007)
48-3481x (Paints-n-cows)
48-3506x (Quarterbore) (11/12/2007)
48-369xx (eastwa) - 7/23/2008
48-3700x (Cor)(07/23/2008)
48-3703x (consecutive pair)(Gunbroker 106697733)
48-3704x (bruno)(07/23/08)
48-3706x (WAYNO) (7-23-08) - NOTE Acusport said this was NOT from them!
48-3852x (c.r.) (10/30/08)
48-4080x (slippingaway) envelope date 6/12/2009



Super Blackhawk Hunter Bisley (not including Regular Production 44 Mag) :

41 Mag - KS-417NHB - Model 00865

88-2656x (Quarterbore) (4/17/2004)
88-2677x (deerman3) 4-28-04
88-3150x (Gunbroker 107330649)

45 Colt - KS-457NHB - Model 00866

88-173XX (ga41)
88-2806x (Gunbroker 127097457)
88-281xx (tom turkey 2)(8-24-05)
88-2813x (Gunbroker 127003693)
88-282xx (ez45) (3-23-2005)
88-2825x (Hawk-in-Wi) (03/24/2005)
88-2826x (Gunbroker 106762901)
88-283xx (Quarterbore) (Ruger Site 2006 but casing 2/28/2008)
88-283xx (bigbore45colt) (Ruger Site 2006 but casing 2/28/2008)
88-2831x (tuttletom) case 2/28/08

Super Blackhawk Hunter (not including Regular Production 44 Mag) :

41 Mag - ks-417nh - Model 00863

88-1461x (deerman3) 4-25-03
88-250XX (Arokcrwlr)
88-2602x (Gunbroker 103763893)
88-2607x (Gunbroker 101816343)
88-270xx (pharmuse)(7/7/04)
88-30544 (Quarterbore)(9/14/2007)

45 Colt- ks-457nh

88-1725x (45Colt_Man)
88-177xx (jbiggs24) 09/19/2003
88-1779x (jbiggs24)(9/19/2003)
88-1789x (Quarterbore)(09/19/2003)
88-189XX (Rafsob) Purchased: 05/22/04
88-189xx (Iowahunter) (10/06/04)
88-2039X (Boge Quinn)(10/29/2003)
88-2622x (snyd)
88-3161x (Gunbroker 128187018)
 

Quarterbore

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I tried to add the model numbers and production dates the best I could. Any chance I can get a few people that own these check your serial numbers and verify my estimates?
 

Quarterbore

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Pete Cartwright":3hsvnms8 said:
I read on the "other" Ruger forum, that Acusport is releasing another series of .45 ACP/.45 Colt Bisleys.

I called Acusport and the sales guy I talked to looked it up in his system and there was no indication of any in stock or a pending order. Not to say it can't happen, just saying I couldn't order one when I just called :wink:
 

BlkHawk73

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There are at least 3 series of the .41 models now. The first one in '03, another a few yrs later and then this last clean-up run of a few
 

Koveras

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According to my records, I bought my 45 Colt Acusport Bisley in December 2001 and my 44 Mag in November 2002. I bought my 41 in September 2003, so I think that date is correct.

Hope this helps.
 

Quarterbore

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Thanks, I added the dates but I should start a serial number list if anybody is game. I will start with what I can find on the web and we can use one or more X's for the last digit(s) depending on what everybody would like to share as that would not impact the date info.
 

Koveras

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Quarterbore,

Here is my Serial# info:

45 Colt: 48-09xxx
44 Mag: 87-52xxx
41 Mag: 48-20xxx
45/45: 48-23xxx (March 2005)
357: 37-90xxx (February 2007)
 

Quarterbore

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OK, I started a list. If anybody is interested in posting your serials, just try to only "x" the last two digits as otherwise the dates can be tricky. Also, if you have the cassing bag, post that date too esp for these "cleanup" guns like my 45 Hunter that seems to date from 2006 but was fired in 2008 :wink:

I will post the rest of mine when I get them...
 

BlkHawk73

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Just a note regarding the 45 Hunter. It's my understanding these latest weren't really clean-up guns as I was told by Lipsey's months before these were shipped that they were coming. Perhaps the reaming ones or another small contract? Just odd that Lipsey's got them when the clean-up ss 41 mag Bisleys didn't go to Acusport.
 

BlkHawk73

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Was out in the gun room so I grabbed mine.

KRBN-455W - model # 00470

Ser #: 48-1007x (n/a)
Ser #: 48-2221x (4/7/04)

KRBN-355W - model # 00352

Ser #: 37-9002x (1/31/07)
Ser #: 37-9002x (1/31/07)
* (consec #'s)

KRBN-445WX - model # 00472

Ser #: 48-2393x (2/9/05)

KRBN-415W - model # 00471

Ser #: 48-2074x (1/31/05)

KRBN-445W - model # 00861

Ser #: 87-5285x (10/17/02)
 

djw54

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Here's mine. Unfortunately, bought used in 6/07 with no dated casing:

KRBN-415W - model 00471
Ser # 2072x

On a side note, mine has brown stained grips. At the LGS today, there were new stainless bisleys, 5.5", in .41 and .45/.45. Each has dark grey/black grips. I didn't know that there were current production bisleys until I came back here to find the discussion re: "clean ups". I did notice that these two bisleys were 48- ser. nos., but that was all, sorry. If I get a chance, I'll get back to check other particulars. BTW, $495 and $595 respectively.

Don
 

BlkHawk73

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yes the second run of the .45 cionvertables, the recent clean-up .41's and the 357's all had the blk laminate grips. there were also differences in the lock supplied with these mdoels as well. I belive the e first ones in .44, .41 and .45 all had a different lock than the later ones.

djw54, if that .41 was the $495 one - best be buying it!
 

yankee7809

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My Acusport 45/45 was purchased around the second week of November, 2007. It's serial # is 48-333xx. The little envelope says the test fire occured 06/20/2007.
 

comanche

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OK, I've got 2.
Model #00470 KBRN-455W ser. 48-2220x
fired case date..... 4/9/04
That one is for sale.
next
Model #00472 KBRN-455WX ser. 48-3426x
fired case date... 8/23/07
 
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