New Model Blackhawk Stainless

The Ruger New Model Blackhawk Stainless is a large-frame single-action revolver chambered in .327 Federal Mag. and .357 Mag. Ruger introduced the Blackhawk in the mid-1950s because cowboy movies were growing in popularity in turn so were cowboy pistols.

At first, Ruger introduced its rimfire revolver, the Single-Six Revolver, but after awhile the public wanted something a little more comparable in size and caliber to the famous Colt Single Action Army (aka the Peacemaker), so Ruger introduced the Blackhawk.

The name “New Model” is a reference to its transfer bar, which is a safety feature that allows users to carry the weapon fully loaded because the bar blocks the hammer from striking the firing pin if the weapon is dropped.

The New Model Blackhawk Stainless features a stainless steel construction (just as the name suggests) and is available in barrel lengths of 4.62″, 5.5″ and 6.5″. The New Model Blackhawk Stainless is equipped with an adjustable rear sight (for wind and elevation) and a ramp front sight. The New Model Blackhawk Stainless also has a western-style Rosewood grips, which has a very defined curve and is easy to grasp.

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