Super Blackhawk Revolver
(Manufactured from 1959 to 1973)
Caliber: 44 Magnum
Beginning Serial Number: Years of Production:
1 1959
1521 1960
6222 1961
7659 1962
11089 1963
14492 1964
18629 1965
22308 1966
26448 1967
33350 1968
80-00001 1969
80-13363 1970
80-27910 1971
80-41701 1972
80-57651 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.