Have been looking for a 357 revolver. The g/f has a 686, 6 inch barrel I liked. Had been looking for a 4 or 5 inch S&W or Ruger GP, with a Taurus being another possibility.
Acquired a Ruger Redhawk this week. 5 in. barrel. Considerably heavier pistol than the 686. Shot it and the 686 today. Didn't seem like much difference shooting 38s, but noticeably different with the 357 mags. Here's a pic, 686 on top and ruger on bottom:
Not too many Redhawks in 357 on the internet. I think the gun has some collector value.
Looking for advice on cleaning and lubing. Just got done clean and lube both and used Hoppes 9 and CLP lube.
Where is the serial number on Redhawks? Also thinking it could use a trigger job. Figure I can do that myself if I know where to buy the parts/kit, etc. Where can a neophyte get a trigger kit?
Thanks for any help!