Ruger is excited to offer you an opportunity to bid on and acquire rare, unusual, discontinued, or one-of-a-kind Ruger firearms and accessories. All items are available to qualified buyers as part of a "no reserve" auction subject, of course, to applicable laws.
This week's auction item is a 44 Carbine rifle. The serial number is 100-44962, and it was manufactured March 30, 1973. The suggested retail price for a 44RS back in 1973 was $122.00! This 44 Carbine rifle features a fixed tubular magazine that holds four rounds plus one round in the chamber. It has a beautiful Carbine-style American walnut stock with a curved butt plate, a barrel band at the front of the forend, and sling swivels. Other features include a gold bead front sight. Unfortunately the "built-in" receiver sight is missing. The frame is drilled and tapped for scope mounts. There is no manual warning on this rifle, and the Sturm, Ruger address is stamped into the top of the barrel. The rifle is being sold "as is". The purchaser assumes all liability for its safe and proper ownership, storage, use, and resale. The 44 Carbine rifle will be shipped in the rifle box it had been stored in.
Up for auction is a 50th Anniversary engraved No. 1 S rifle chambered in the historic 45-70 cartridge. The serial number of this rifle is 133-66971, and it was rollmarked on April 29, 1999. These limited edition anniversary rifles were only available during Ruger’s anniversary year and the list price was $1950. “The Ruger No. 1 rifle combines classic design with modern manufacturing to provide the knowledgeable rifleman with the luxury of a performance-proven rifle that retains the beauty and elegant simplicity of a century ago,” as described in the sales flyer for this rifle. Ruger celebrated its 50th anniversary in this specially engraved No. 1 S rifle. It is selectively plated in 24 carat gold, the massive sculptured receiver compliments the elegance of the tasteful engraving and 50th year logo. It also features the signature of William B. Ruger, Sr. on the bottom of the receiver. "Beautifully stocked in select Circassian walnut, this rifle is designed for the serious Ruger collector and Sportsman. It is a fitting symbol of the number one American firearms manufacturer."