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ptlan

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Where can I go for info on a Vaquero that I purchased last year? I called Ruger with the serial number and they would not give me any info other that who they sold it to. I called the company that they sold it to and they would not/could not give me any info, they just led me back to Ruger. Any help would be greatly appreciated.[/code]
 

flatgate

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Due to "privacy" policies I don't think you are going to get much more than the "model" and the "ship date".

I must ask...... what ARE you looking for?

flatgate
 

ptlan

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I don't have the gun in front of me, but when i began looking for a holster, I noticed that the barrel length was not a normal length and it had laser engraved, white grips. It just made me curious about it.
 

americal

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Someone here on forum will help you :) need more info. on gun to post :!: try to give better description of the gun is what I am trying to say :) esp serial #
 

ptlan

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Wow, I am new to this forum and am impressed already, just posted my question and am already getting guidance. Okay, the Vaquero is polished stainless, barrel length is 3-3/4 inches and the grips have the Ruger logo laser etched in them, the grips are an off white. Under the cylinder it only says "RUGER VAQUERO". Serial number starts with 58-
 
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The 3-3/4" guns are somewhat unusual, so you may have a little trouble finding a holster for it.

Hang in there . . . maybe somebody will come up with an answer for you.

Oh . . . and welcome to RugerForum!!

:D
 
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That sounds like the original Sheriffs Vaquero. Made in .357 and .45, with plowhandle grips.

When they were available, I saw them with both the plain, faux-ivory grips, as well as the same grips with the Ruger logo laser scrimshawed in the grips.

I don't want to boot-leg another guys photos, but if you PM me, I'll send you the link.

And, it's easy to turn a 4-1/2" holster into a 3-3/4" holster. Or, most of the custom holster makers for single actions will gladly make a holster, any length the customer wants.

WAYNO.
 

ptlan

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Thanks to everybody, WAYNO got it sorted out for me. Again, I am impressed with this forum, I will be hanging around.
 
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Well if it looks like these, it is a Sheriffs Model.
Mine work just fine in a 4 5/8" barrel holster. I shoot CAS with them.
Jim
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Yosemite Sam

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Depending on what kind of holster you want, many of the makers will custom fit one to your barrel length. For instance, I just got a Simply Rugged Sourdough Pancake for a 3" S&W N frame, which is sort of an odd size. It's not a western style holster, but I'm not sure what you're looking for.

-- Sam
 
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yessir, sounds like the 'Sheriffs' model to us, as well, and we had a 'Desantis' holster, worked for us and the price was 'right'........if you have the original box, the end label will tell you what model it is, or the call to the records dept. would have given you the "shipped model (catalog number)
any of the 'other' information , "who it went to..." you will NOT get ,either from Ruger ,or their distributor.........
 

pi2

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The immediate responses have really impressed me also.

I have a related question regarding some SS .45 Vaqueros.

I seldom post and certainly don't want to hijack a thread.

Shall I attempt (I am computer challenged.) to start a new thread or just lengthen this one?

Advice is requested in order to maintain proper protocol.
 
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pi2...

Protocol sometimes goes out the window when we're having a chat at the dinner table, so to speak, but to keep better track of your questions, and the answers, it would be great if you posted a new thread. Also, the folks that are done looking at this thread will be more inclined to look at your questions, if it's in a new thread.

My 2 cents...

WAYNO.
 
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