My grandfather gave me this pistol. The only serial type numbers I can find on it are 255 on the right side of the frame below the cylinder (shooters perspective). It has a Tasco scope (4x28) and weaver mounts. The rear sight is missing due to the scope mount. I do not have the rear sight.
You have an Old Model Ruger Super Blackhawk revolver ( decidedly not a "pistol" ) that has seen some use but is still in pretty decent condition. Unfortunately, the mounting of the scope has destroyed any collector interest or value in this revolver. It likely is still a fine shooter, however, and could be a useful hunting arm if you are into handgun hunting.
The value is probably in the neighborhood of $500, not including the scope. Is this a Leupold scope? It appears that it might be. If so, it carries some value of its own.
Ooops. Sorry. I just reread your original post and see that the scope is a Tasco. Not too much value there.
Also - the Old Model Super Blackhawk was made from 1959 until 1973. From 1959 until 1968, the serial numbers contained from one to five digits. Beginning in 1969 until the end of production, the serial numbers had a prefix of 80, then a dash followed by five digits. Perhaps this will help you identify the serial number on your revolver. If you do, we can give you the year it was made.
Thanks for info JP.
Here is the serial number 255.
Sorry, about the "pistol" reference. I'm new to this. Thanks for the tip.
You are very welcome, Marty.
Your revolver was manufactured in the first year of production, 1959.
Thanks for bringing this question to the Gun Values Board.
Nice serial..mine is 454 New in wood case with shipping box
I see from your IP that you are back in the good ol' USA.
BAck in the USSA
Yes, I, too, thought of that Beatles song when I wrote my comment to you.
I'm heading to Europe next month. Business the first week and taking my bride on a little vacation the second week.
This gun should net you around $725 easy with the scope! Mine w/o scope is $650 to $700.DON'T CHEAT YOURSELF!
Mine w/o scope
I have a super Blackhawk made between1972 and 1973.It has a larger grip than others I have seen.I am a gun nut too!! I would love to scope mine!!but hate tI drill this as its made between those years of only major design changes ever I would love to have that old scoped one to hunt with my sons and grandson would take it to year 3000!!How much for it or trade?