Blackhawk Revolver
(manufactured from 1955 to 1973)
Caliber: 357 Magnum
Beginning Serial Number: Years of Production:
1 1955
1737 1956
7318 1957
11676 1958
18688 1959
25734 1960
34325 1961
39490 1962
43698 1963
52569 1964
60373 1965
73551 1966
87269 1967
108764 1968
30-00001 1969
30-24975 1970
30-81253 1971
31-10018 1972
31-41551 1973

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 necessarily 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, firearms may be stored for a length of time before they are shipped.

For details on your specific serial number you may contact our Service Department: 336-949-5200

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.