SELECTING THE CORRECT AJAX® GRIPS FOR YOUR S/A RUGER
|1. The Ruger "OLD MODEL XR3 GRIPFRAME" was used on the
original "3 screw" guns manufactured from 1953 until June 1962 and it
requires the Ajax Style #26 grips.
2. The Ruger "RED" (ALONG WITH VARIOUS OTHER LETTERS) GRIPFRAME"
was used between late June 1962 - Dec. 2004 on the Blackhawk, Vaquero,
Single Six, Old Army and the Super Blackhawk guns with 4 1/2 to 6 1/2"
barrel lengths. (The Old Army continues to use this gripframe style.) These
guns require the Ajax Style #31 grips.
3. The Ruger "NEW MODEL XR3 VAQUERO GRIPFRAME" started into
production about January 2005. If your new model Vaquero with serial no.
starting at 510..., or your new "50th Anniversary Blackhawk" with serial no.
starting at 520..., came equipped with with this gripframe which contains
Ruger's "internal locking feature", it will require the Ajax Style #25
4. The latest Ruger "NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK" or "NEW MODEL SINGLE
SIX" started into production about September 2007. It includes the
locking feature, black plastic grips and a Ruger model number ending in the
letter "L" you will need to phone in your order so we can verify which grips
your specific gun will require. Order line is .
5. The Ruger "BISLEY AND BIRDSHEAD GRIPFRAMES" continue as
they have in the past and require the Ajax style #33 grips for the
Birdshead gripframes and the Ajax style #28 for the Bisley gripframes.
6. The Ruger "SUPER BLACKHAWK GRIPFRAME" for the 7 1/2" to 10"
barrel lengths and the square back trigger guard continues to require the
Ajax style #30 Grips and the Hogue HOG-SBR Grips. Other Super Blackhawk
guns with the shorter barrels and round back trigger guard require the
Ajax style #31 Grips as described in item #2 above. (One exception is
the "Super Blackhawk Hunter" which although it has a round back trigger
guard, it still requires the Ajax Style #30 Grips and the Hogue HOG-SBR
7. The Ruger "BEARCAT GRIPFRAME" is for the ultra-small frame
.22 Caliber Bearcat guns and continues as in the past requiring the Ajax
Style #27 Grips.
8. The Ruger "SUPER SINGLE SIX" in .32 H&R Magnum is an oddball
that has a unique grip frame and requires a unique grip style. Ajax does not
currently produce a grip style for this model.
Important Note: This Ruger information represents the best
information that JMB has been able to learn from several knowledgable
sources, but we assume no responsibility for absolute accuracy. For exact
information about a specific gun we recommend contacting the gun