Ruger is excited to offer you an opportunity to bid on and acquire rare, unusual, discontinued, or one-of-a-kind Ruger firearms and accessories. All items are available to qualified buyers as part of a "no reserve" auction subject, of course, to applicable laws.
This week’s auction item is a stainless Ruger® New Model Super Blackhawk® .44 Magnum caliber, single-action revolver. It is the seventh of nine Ruger® firearms with the last digits of the serial number ending in "00148". The serial number of this revolver is 85-00148, and the testfire date is May 23, 1983. The stainless, 10-1/2 inch bull barrel New Model Super Blackhawk® was first introduced in the 1984 Ruger Firearms Catalog. Mr. Ruger, Sr. started the Low Serial Number Program in the early days of the Company, and only key employees and close friends of the Company had been given the opportunity to participate. The program was discontinued a few years ago. Serial number "148" was assigned to a now-retired employee of the Company who no longer wanted to purchase the nine firearms kept on hold for that former employee. This revolver features a satin-polished stainless finish; 10-1/2 inch bull barrel; Patridge-style ramp front sight and click adjustable rear sight.
You are bidding on a 25th Anniversary .44 Carbine rifle. The serial number is 103-11118 and the rollmark date is August 27, 1982. In 1985 Ruger announced that, after 25 years of continuous production, it would stop manufacturing the famous Model 44 autoloading carbine. Ruger offered a Special Edition of 1,800, 25th Anniversary .44 Carbine rifles to celebrate the close of an era. The anniversary rifle was listed in the 1985 catalog and the suggested retail price was $495.00. The 25th Anniversary Model 44 Carbine shows the compact design and classic lines which contributed to the great success of this model. These Limited Edition rifles are specially rollmarked "1961 – 1985 ~ 25th ANNIVERSARY" on the barrel, and they have a specially designed nickel silver medallion set into the walnut stock. There are some marks in the right-side of the stock near the barrel band. Features of this rifle include an American walnut stock with a barrel band at the front of the forend. a folding-leaf rear sight with a reversible U/square notch plate adjustable for elevation and a gold bead front sight. The frame is drilled and tapped for scope mounts.