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In 1999 Ruger celebrated its 50th Anniversary, and this Ruger® Mark II™ pistol is likely a prototype for the anniversary model produced during that year. The final version had the Ruger eagle logo stamped in the rear of the bolt and the 50th Anniversary logo etched on the top front portion of the receiver. This prototype has neither of those features, but rather has "Fifty Years of Ruger Firearms / 1949 – 1999" etched in script lettering on the left side of the receiver. The serial number is 222-03014 and the testfire date is October 6, 1998. This pistol is the third of four consecutive serial numbered early sample anniversary pistols. Manufacture of the Standard Model pistols began in 1949 and to commemorate Ruger's anniversary, the company offered a 50th Anniversary Mark II pistol, the MK-4-50. This pistol was designed to be reminiscent of the first pistols produced.
This Ruger® 22/45™ pistol was a limited production run for Ruger distributor, Lipsey’s. The serial number is 271-73488 and the testfire date is April 21, 2011. This pistol features a 5 1/2” bull barrel with matte finish; black laminate grips; Hi-Viz® front sight and a rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation. It also features an extra trigger; scope base adapter; two ten-round magazines; and a set of brown laminate grip panels. The pistol is being sold “as is,” and the purchaser assumes all liability for its safe and proper ownership, storage, use, and resale. It will be shipped in the gray plastic case it had been stored in along with an original instruction manual and marketing material.