Ruger New Model Blackhawk .45 ACP / 45 Colt 5.5” Stainless Revolver MFD 201

SOLD FOR: $726

WOA#: WY240416SS002

Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.

Model: New Model Blackhawk

Serial Number: 48-62710

Year of Manufacture: 2013 (Ruger Serial Number Lookup)

Caliber: .45 ACP and .45 COLT

Action Type: Side Gate Loaded Single-Action Revolver.

Markings: The right side of the frame is marked “48-62710”. The left side of the frame “RUGER .45 CALIBER NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK”. The bottom of the barrel is marked “BEFORE USING GUN-READ WARNINGS IN INSTRUCTION MANUAL AVAILABLE FREE FROM   /   RUGER, NEWPORT, NH USA”. The 45 Colt cylinder is marked “RUGER 1896 REVOLVER BISLEY MODEL”. The back of both cylinders are marked with an “S” proof.

Barrel Length: 5.5″

Sights/Optics: The front sight is a black serrated ramped blade pinned to a base fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a black square-notch leaf in a base pinned to the topstrap and is adjustable for elevation and windage.

Stock Configuration and Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth laminate wood panels with inset Ruger phoenix logo medallions. There is almost no visible wear. There are no chips or cracks.  Overall, the grips rate in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Stainless

Finish Originality: Original

Cylinders: This pistol includes an Engraved 45 Colt cylinder and a fluted 45 ACP cylinder.

Bore Condition: The bore is 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. There are a few minor nicks in the finish. The 45 ACP Cylinder has a very faint turn line, the 45 COLT cylinder has a turn line but it is barely visible. The screw heads are sharp and the pins un marred. This pistol is in overall Excellent Condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinders lock up with light side to side play.  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 pistol includes the original plastic case, Owner’s Manual, Two x cylinders, and a spent 45 Colt case with info card.

Our Assessment:  The Ruger New Model Blackhawk Stainless with a Bisley frame and a 5.5″ barrel is a highly versatile revolver designed to accommodate both .45 ACP and .45 Colt cartridges. Manufactured by Sturm, Ruger & Co., this handgun blends classic revolver aesthetics with modern features and materials to deliver a reliable and accurate shooting experience. Built on Ruger’s proven New Model Blackhawk platform, this revolver boasts a rugged stainless steel construction that resists corrosion and wear, ensuring longevity and durability in various shooting conditions. The incorporation of Ruger’s transfer bar safety mechanism adds an extra layer of safety, preventing accidental discharges by blocking the hammer from striking the firing pin unless the trigger is fully engaged. What sets this model apart is its Bisley grip frame configuration, which offers shooters enhanced comfort and control. The Bisley grip frame features an ergonomic design with a pronounced curve and wider grip, catering to larger hands and reducing felt recoil. This makes it ideal for shooters who value comfort during extended shooting sessions or those seeking improved accuracy and stability. A notable feature of the Ruger New Model Blackhawk Stainless with a Bisley frame is its dual-cylinder configuration, allowing it to accept both .45 ACP and .45 Colt cartridges. This versatility provides shooters with the flexibility to choose between the powerful .45 Colt cartridge for hunting or self-defense and the more readily available .45 ACP cartridge for target shooting or plinking. The ability to interchange cylinders makes transitioning between calibers quick and effortless, adding convenience and versatility to the revolver. With its 5.5″ barrel length, this revolver strikes a balance between maneuverability and accuracy. The longer barrel maximizes the velocity and energy of the .45 Colt cartridge, enhancing ballistic performance and accuracy at longer ranges. Additionally, the stainless steel construction of the barrel ensures resistance to corrosion and maintains consistent performance over time. Overall, the Ruger New Model Blackhawk Stainless with a Bisley frame and a 5.5″ barrel offers shooters a reliable and versatile revolver option that combines classic styling with modern features. Whether used for hunting, target shooting, or recreational plinking, this revolver stands as a testament to Ruger’s commitment to quality and innovation in firearm design. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Ruger New Model Blackhawk .45 ACP / 45 Colt 5.5” Stainless Revolver MFD 201
Ruger New Model Blackhawk .45 ACP / 45 Colt 5.5” Stainless Revolver MFD 201