Buckeye Special Ruger New Model Blackhawk .32 H&R Mag 32-20 Win Revolver

SOLD FOR: $1,276.51

WOA#: WY240324TE002

Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.

Model: New Model Blackhawk (Model #06101, Exclusive to Buckeye Sports of Canton, Ohio)

Serial Number: 610-01169

Year of Manufacture: 1988 (RUGER Serial Number Lookup)

Caliber: .32-30 and .32 H&R Magnum

Action Type: Single Action Side-Gate Loaded Revolver

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked with a warning, “BEFORE USING GUN – READ WARNINGS IN INSTRUCTION MANUAL AVAILABLE FREE FROM / —STURM, RUGER &CO., INC. SOUTHPORT, CONN. U.S.A.—”. The left side of the frame is marked “RUGER® .32 CAL. CONVERTIBLE / NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK®”. The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number, “610-01169”. The top strap features the Buckeye Sports logo.

Barrel Length: 6 1/2”

Sights/Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade integral to a base fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is an adjustable square-notch leaf in a base pinned to a channel in the top strap.

Stock Configuration and Condition:  The grips are original 2-Piece Walnut with silver Ruger Medallions. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows little to no operation wear. The turn line is thin, faint, and intermittent.  The screws have light toolmarks with strong slots, pins are unmarred, and all markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Excellent-Like New condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly.  We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: This New Model Blackhawk includes both its black and yellow product box and original shipping box, and various factory paperwork including the manual and its .32 H&R Magnum cylinder.

Our Assessment:  This Buckeye Special Ruger New Model Blackhawk 06101 is a distinctive and rare revolver, particularly prized by collectors and firearms enthusiasts. Manufactured in 1988, this limited-edition model stands out not only for its rarity, with only 500 units produced, but also for its dual-caliber capability. Chambered in both .32 H&R Magnum and .32-20 Winchester, the Buckeye Special offers versatility and historical significance.

The Ruger New Model Blackhawk is renowned for its robust construction and reliable performance, and the Buckeye Special edition is no exception. It features a solid steel frame, a six-shot cylinder, and a 6.5-inch barrel, providing a balance of durability, accuracy, and manageable recoil. The revolver’s single-action mechanism ensures a crisp and consistent trigger pull, enhancing shooting precision.

The Buckeye Special is aesthetically distinguished by its high-gloss blued finish and walnut grips, which bear the distinctive Buckeye emblem, adding to its visual appeal and collectible value. The revolver comes with two interchangeable cylinders, allowing the shooter to easily switch between the .32 H&R Magnum and .32-20 Winchester calibers. This dual-caliber capability makes the Buckeye Special a versatile firearm, suitable for both target shooting and hunting small game.

Overall, the Buckeye Special Ruger New Model Blackhawk 06101 is a remarkable piece that combines the classic design and reliable performance of the Blackhawk series with the unique features of a limited-edition model. Its rarity, dual-caliber functionality, and historical significance make it a highly sought-after item for collectors and a standout addition to any firearm collection.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Buckeye Special Ruger New Model Blackhawk .32 H&R Mag 32-20 Win Revolver
Buckeye Special Ruger New Model Blackhawk .32 H&R Mag 32-20 Win Revolver