Redhawk Revolver
Calibers: 357 Mag, 41 Mag, 44 Mag, 45 Colt
Beginning Serial Number: Years of Production:
500-00001 1980
500-03611 1981
500-19388 1982
500-50567 1983
500-90245 1984
501-30534 1985
501-78855 1986
501-80232 1987
502-24545 1988
502-49301 1989
502-73151 1990
502-77177 1991
502-85090 1992
502-89051 1993
502-96855 1994
503-02775 1995
503-09164 1996
503-18834 1997
503-21458 1998
503-26013 1999
503-31340 2000
503-33857 2001
503-37107 2002
503-41075 2003
503-44765 2004
503-45028 2005
503-46657 2006
503-48424 2007
503-54372 2008
503-58233 2009
503-60727 2010
503-62052 2011
503-63809 2012
503-65138 2013
503-65902 2014

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

For serial numbers manufactured prior to our electronic records, or for an official letter confirming the details on your firearm please download and mail in the Request for Letter of Authenticity form.