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 to applicable laws.
You are bidding on a 25th Anniversary .44 Carbine rifle. The serial number is 103-12970 and the rollmark date is September 29, 1982. In 1985 Ruger announced that, after 25 years of continuous production, it would stop manufacturing the famous Model 44 autoloading carbine. Ruger offered a Special Edition of 1,800, 25th Anniversary .44 Carbine rifles to celebrate the close of an era. The anniversary rifle was listed in the 1985 catalog and the suggested retail price was $495.00. The 25th Anniversary Model 44 Carbine shows the compact design and classic lines which contributed to the great success of this model. These Limited Edition rifles are specially rollmarked "1961 - 1985 ~ 25th ANNIVERSARY" on the barrel, and they have a specially designed nickel silver medallion set into the walnut stock. Features of this rifle include an American walnut stock with a barrel band at the front of the forend, a folding-leaf rear sight with a reversible U/square notch plate adjustable for elevation and a gold bead front sight.
This week's auction item is a Ruger® Mark II™ sample pistol. The serial number of this pistol is 223-84128, and the test fire date is May 5, 2000. The pistol was shipped to a distributor May 5, 2000 and returned to the factory a few days later. It has a gold-anodized trigger similar to a model produced for Ruger distributor, Lipseys. Mark II™ pistols were first introduced in 1982 and were in production through 2004. This pistol is a stainless Government Competition Model and it features a 6-7/8 inch slab side bull barrel; a fixed, wide-blade Patridge-type front sight; and a windage-adjustable, square notch, dovetail-mounted rear sight. It also features black-checkered composition grip panels with a silver and black Ruger eagle medallion inlaid in the right grip panel. The Mark II™ Pistol will be shipped in a gray plastic pistol case along with an original instruction manual and marketing material, and two 10-round magazines.