Ruger Blackhawk .30 Carbine Single Action Revolver 7.5″ Blue 1972 C&R

SOLD FOR: $980

WOA#: WY240309GJ001

Make: Ruger

Model: Blackhawk

Serial Number: 50-13942

Year of Manufacture: 1971 (

Caliber: .30 Carbine

Action Type: 6-Shot, Single Action, Side-Gate Loaded Revolver

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked with the Ruger two line statement.  The left side of the frame is marked “RUGER BLACKHAWK / .30 CARBINE CAL” and the Registered stamp. The right side of the frame is marked “50-13942”.

Barrel Length: 7.5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade integral to a base fixed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a square-notched leaf mounted on the top strap and is adjustable for windage and elevation.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth wood with silver-on-black Ruger medallions at their tops. The grips show scattered compressions consistent with regular handling wear. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good condition for C&R.

Type of Finish: Blued steel

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright, the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 93% of its metal finish. There are scattered spots of thinning in the finish, most prominently at the muzzle and on the edges of the cylinder which  has a thick turn line. There are small spots of wear on the sides of the hammer consistent with normal operation. There are a few scratches on the frame.The grip screw head is sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Very Good condition for C&R.

Mechanics:  The action functions correctly. Both cylinders show very little play in the lockup on all chambers. The trigger is crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes with a fleece lined leather soft case in Excellent condition.

Our Assessment: Ruger introduced the Blackhawk in 1955 and it took the revolver world by storm with its extremely rugged design, a frame capable of handling the hottest hand-loads and perfect for silhouette shooting or handgun hunting.  In 1968, Ruger introduced the .30 Carbine chambering, probably to capitalize on the surplus M1 Carbines and .30 ammo so available at the time.  Popular for it’s moderate recoil and excellent accuracy potential, this example is one of those original model Blackhawks.  Like most Ruger firearms, it is robust and built to last a lifetime.  Please see our photos and good luck! – L.S.

Ruger Blackhawk .30 Carbine Single Action Revolver 7.5" Blue 1972 C&R
Ruger Blackhawk .30 Carbine Single Action Revolver 7.5″ Blue 1972 C&R