Does anyone know the the approximate serial number range when the lock was eliminated from the .357 mag LCR? I'm looking for a used .357 LCR to buy and want to make sure to get one without the lock.

I contacted Ruger and was told that they phased out the lock in early 2013. But they didn't give me a serial number.

Perhaps a few here who bought a new .357 LCR in early 2013 can chime in and give the approximate serial number (X-ing out the last 1 or 2 digits) and whether or not your gun had the lock.

That would allow us to bracket a serial number range when the change took place.

Any who don't want to post even a partial serial number on the board, please PM me.