New Model Blackhawk Revolver
(Includes Bisley Models and 50th Anniversary Model)
Caliber: 357 Magnum
Beginning Serial Number: Years of Production:
32-33639 1974
32-66489 1975
33-03854 1976
33-51451 1977
34-06008 1978
34-59110 1979
35-07904 1980
35-55902 1981
35-93851 1982
36-22705 1983
36-39399 1984
36-66388 1985
36-73330 1986
36-82139 1987
36-95212 1988
37-01082 1989
37-09149 1990
37-17217 1991
37-20595 1992
37-24885 1993
37-30015 1994
37-35815 1995
37-39105 1996
37-48501 1997
37-53908 1998
37-59304 1999
37-63438 2000
37-68506 2001
37-73673 2002
37-76050 2003
37-78003 2004
37-82021 and 520-00001* 2005
37-85022 and 520-09778 2006
37-89462 2007
37-93245 2008
37-96392 2009
38-00675 2010
38-07433 2011
38-15393 2012
38-22039 2013
38-30205 2014

*50th Anniversary Model

The above chart shows the approximate first serial number shipped for the indicated year. This number should be used as a point of reference only. It is not necessarily the very first serial number shipped, but it can be used to determine the approximate year your Ruger firearm was shipped.

Ruger does not produce firearms in serial number order. There are occasions when blocks of serial numbers have been manufactured out of sequence, sometimes years later. Also, within a model family the same serial number prefix may be used to produce a variety of different models, all in the same block of serial numbers. And in some cases, models may be stored for a length of time before they are shipped.

For details on your specific serial number you may contact our Service Departments:
• Rifles, Shotguns, Revolvers: 603-865-2442
• Pistols: 928-541-8892