Ruger New Bearcat

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Summary: The description, specs, photos, pricing and user ratings for the Ruger New Bearcat revolvers.

Manufacturer’s Description

Ruger‘s New Bearcat is a single-action-only revolver with a steel one-piece cylinder frame that also forms its compact grip. It’s chambered in .22 LR.

Ruger says it’s based on older Remington single-actions of the 1800s (it’s reminiscent of the old Remington Civil War-era revolvers), and the decorative unfluted cylinder displays a rollmark with a bear and cougar design.

Other features include:

Ruger New Bearcat blued photo

The blued New Bearcat.

  • Either a blued or satin stainless finish;
  • a blade front sight;
  • a notch rear sight;
  • wood grips; and
  • Ruger’s transfer bar mechanism and loading gate interlock to provide security against accidental discharge.

The New Bearcat is the smallest and lightest .22 LR caliber single-action made by Ruger, and it comes with a hard plastic case.

The distributor Lipsey’s offers a number of dealer-exclusive New Bearcat models, including:

  • The New Bearcat Shopkeeper, which features either a blued or stainless finish, a 3.5″ barrel, a birdshead grip and with either a fluted or unfluted cylinder; and
  • New Bearcats with an adjustable rear sight.


The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Weight
.22 LR 6 4.2″ 9″ 24 oz.

MSRP: $569 (standard, blued)
MSRP: $619 (standard, satin stainless)
MSRP: $715 (stainless, adjustable rear sight)
MSRP: $583 (blued, adjustable rear sight)
MSRP: $710 (Shopkeeper, stainless, non-fluted)
MSRP: $656 (Shopkeeper, blued, fluted)

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Ruger New Bearcat satin stainless photo

The satin stainless New Bearcat.

Ruger Lipseys New Bearcat adjustable sight photo

A Lipsey’s-exclusive New Bearcat with an adjustable rear sight.

Ruger Lipseys New Bearcat Shopkeeper blued photo

A Lipsey’s-exclusive New Bearcat Shopkeeper with the fluted cylinder.

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