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.
You are bidding on a 25th Anniversary .44 Carbine rifle. The serial number is 103-10840 and the rollmark date is August 27, 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.
The P85™ was the first 9mm centerfire pistol produced by Ruger in the Prescott, Arizona manufacturing facility. Ruger first introduced the stainless decocker-only model P85™ pistol in the 1990 Ruger Firearms Catalog. The serial number of this P85™ is 302-29983 and the testfire date is October 23, 1990. This pistol has never been fired beyond normal testing during manufacture. It features a 4-1/2 inch barrel and high-visibility white-dot inserts on both the front and rear sights. The square notch rear sight is adjustable for windage. It has a stainless steel slide and aluminum alloy frame with molded high impact grip panels. Other features include an oversized trigger guard, full-time ambidextrous magazine latch, and lanyard loop. This model P85 has only one decocking lever on the left-side of the pistol. The P85™ will be shipped in an orange and black hinged cardboard P-Series pistol box along with a 15-shot magazine and an appropriate instruction manual.