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.
The Ruger® Mini-14® Ranch rifle was first introduced in 1982 which makes this rifle one of the first Ranch rifles produced. It is the fourth of nine Ruger® firearms with the last digits of the serial number ending in "00148". The serial number is 187-00148 and the testfire date is October 21, 1982. This Ruger® Ranch rifle features a blued 18-1/2" barrel and receiver, a folding leaf rear peep sight (adjustable for elevation and windage), fixed front sight, and integral scope mounting system which accommodates Ruger® one-inch scope rings (included with this rifle). Other features include an American hardwood stock with sling swivels and a black butt pad with embossed Ruger eagle logo. The rifle is being sold "as is".
This week’s auction item is a Ruger® Bisley™ 44 Magnum revolver. The serial number is 85-79659, and it was testfired September 24, 1987. This revolver was purchased in September 1987 and subsequently returned to the factory. There are no notes stating why it was returned. A letter “U” was stamped in front of the serial number indicating this is a “used” gun. According to the 1988 Ruger firearms catalog, “The Bisley single-action was originally conceived as a target revolver. The first models were used by competitive target shooters at the British National Rifle Association matches held in Bisley, England, in the 1890’s. Although the Bisleys made at that time were named for this focal point of target shooting in England they were also widely used in the United States as well, particularly in the Old West.” This Bisley features a smoothly-curved, wide serrated hammer with a low profile; blued finish; 7-1/2” barrel; and American walnut grip panels with silver-colored Ruger eagle medallions. It also features a roll-engraved scene on a non-fluted cylinder; a dovetailed rear sight click-adjustable for windage or elevation, and a ramp-style blade front sight.