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Ruger New Vaquero 45acp manufacture date?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by WoodchuckAssassin, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. WoodchuckAssassin

    WoodchuckAssassin Member

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    After getting my latest gun back together (thanks again to the members who helped me with that frustrating problem), I wanna know a little more about it.

    Here's the Ruger manufacture date website or New Vaquero's in a bunch of calibers...but none in mine.

    My New Vaquero does NOT take a 45acp cylinder as well as a 45LC, it is stamped for, and only accepts, 45acp (much like myself).

    The serial number is 512-94xxx. I know it's 2005 or newer, but is there any way to narrow it down?
     
  2. WoodchuckAssassin

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    For a $10 fee, you can get a letter of authenticity from Ruger. There is a downloadable form on their website. Not sure how much info they give you with that. There is also a phone number you can call for info on guns manufactured after they started keeping electronic records.
     
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  4. WoodchuckAssassin

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    Thanks for the info, but I've gotta believe that if 95% of guns are "free of charge" as far as info goes that my gun has to be somewhere on the ol' interweb. It doesn't mean enough to me to give even MORE money to Ruger. They'll have more of my money soon enough :) Any other ideas on the manufacture date of this beauty?
     
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    I have been buying interesting older S&W handguns for 50 years. I have bought many expensive letters hoping for a prize. I always dreamed of a S&W that was sold to the Texas Rangers or Wyatt Earp. It never happened. The letters were always, sold to some hardware store in New York.:eek::eek:
     
  6. WoodchuckAssassin

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    I've always been a glass-half-full kinda guy...but I've never put that kind of pedigree on any of my handguns. Haha. Honestly, I just like knowing the bloodline of my gun the same way I like to detail-strip it once I get home. Anything that brings me closer to my iron, the happier I am.
     

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