Serial # 326xxx
I have dated it to 1961. They guy said it was a 1964, but that is because he said that is when he bought it new. So that is nice for me because the older the better IMO. Even my P90 was 3 years old when I bought it new.
It has some definate holster wear on the blue-ing, but its hard to see in the pics from the light reflections.
As for a question I have...
I understand the cylinders should have the last three numbers on them. Well, the LR cylinder does, but the magnum doesn't.
I got the orginal grips too, but I just haven't put them on. I know some people might think these aluminum grips are ugly, but the pictures don't do them justice. They really have the 'bad guy' mistique to them. The guy who sold it said he made them in a shop he worked at and even made the Ruger stamp. He told me the only problem is that out here in the Arizona sun they can get a bit hot if you have it holstered for a while. Seat belt syndrome.
Any how, I paid $275, which might seem like a bit much in some peoples opinion...including mine...but I really likes the old guy selling it and since he says he was the original owner, that goes along way with me.
And now for the pics...