SASP Rare Ruger Auction: Blackhawk Bisley .45 Colt – 1985
The SASP’s Founding Partner Sponsor, Ruger has been dedicated in their support of our program for over five years and has graciously included the SASP as a beneficiary of Ruger Auctions. Each week from September through December will feature a new Ruger Auction, with all proceeds being donated in benefit of the SASP!
This week’s auction item is a .45 caliber New Model Blackhawk® Bisley™ revolver. Ruger’s records reflect this revolver was roll marked March 15, 1985. The Ruger Bisley Single-Action revolvers were introduced as “NEW” in the 1986 Ruger Firearms Catalog. This revolver does not appear to be a regular production model, and it has never been sold or fired beyond normal testing during manufacture. Some features of this revolver include a blued finish; 7-1/2-inch barrel; a low hammer profile smoothly curved with a wide spur and deep checkering; and a longer, full-shape grip frame featuring American walnut grips with silver-colored Ruger “SR” Eagle logo medallions. Other features include a 6-round capacity .45 caliber, non-fluted cylinder with a roll-engraved scene. The engraved scene on the cylinder of this revolver is a modified version of the traditional engraving found on the models produced at that time. It has a ramp front sight, and the rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation.