Since its introduction in 1993, the Ruger Vaquero has dominated the cowboy action shooting world and earned its reputation for rugged reliability due to its strength and mechanical superiority. The mid-size steel frame and cylinder are scaled-down to the same size as the original 1955 Ruger Blackhawk, closely resembling the classic single-action revolvers of the late 1800’s. The New Vaquero provides old West feel and handing with its pre-1962 “XR-3” style, steel grip frame and black checkered grip panels. The patented Ruger reverse indexing pawl allows for easier loading and unloading, while the traditional beveled cylinder simplifies holstering. A handsome larger crescent-shaped ejector rod head boasts traditional form, perfect for every cowboy or cowgirl. The Ruger transfer bar mechanism and loading gate interlock provide an unparalleled measure of security against accidental discharge and the internal lock unobtrusively located beneath the right grip panel, provides an added measure of security. This single-action revolver features synthetic grips and a blade front sight with a rear notch and comes with the original factory hard case and an extra cylinder. Its grips, metal, and bore are all in excellent condition.