Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR), is proud to announce a cased set of .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum "Flat Tops" with matching serial numbers.
In 2005, Sturm, Ruger celebrated the 50th Anniversary of its first centerfire revolver, the legendary Ruger Blackhawk® in .357 Magnum, by announcing a 50th Anniversary model. Produced only in 2005, the original Blackhawk-size "Flat Top" frame featured an original "micro"-style click adjustable rear sight, and a smaller pre-1962 "XR-3" grip frame with checkered "hard rubber" grips bearing original-style black Ruger medallions. This unique blued single-action revolver sported a 4-5/8-inch barrel and a special commemorative gold colored rollmark.
The .357 Magnum 50th Anniversary New Model Blackhawk benefited from 50 years of continuous refinements, including a unique reverse-indexing pawl for easy loading and unloading, a new hammer spring to make cocking easier than ever, and of course Sturm, Ruger's patented transfer bar ignition system.
2006 is the 50th anniversary of one of the most popular handgun cartridges ever produced: the venerable .44 Magnum. To commemorate this milestone, Ruger offered the 50th Anniversary .44 Magnum "Flat Top." The .44 has many of the same features as the .357 50th Anniversary model, but with a 6-1/2" barrel and unique gold color-filled rollmark.
At the end of the 2005, Ruger tucked away a number of the .357 Anniversary models with an eye toward combining them with the .44 Anniversary model for a once-in-a-lifetime offer. Now, for the first time ever, Sturm, Ruger is making available a Matched Set of these two very popular revolvers. Each set will have two Anniversary revolvers - a .357 and a .44 - with matching serial numbers. They will be sold with a dark wood presentation case featuring a glass top with a "Ruger Red" silk-screened logo and a dark green padded liner. The Matched Set will be available beginning December 2006 and only while supplies last.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. As a full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines, from the ubiquitous 10/22® and Mini-14®, to the new and exciting LCP® II, Mark IV™, Ruger American Pistol®, Ruger Precision Rifle®, SR-556 Takedown®, AR-556® and Ruger American Rifle®. Our awarding-winning products (the Gunsite Scout Rifle, SR9c®, LCR® and LCP®) all prove that Ruger has a rugged, reliable firearm to meet every shooter's needs. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, "Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®," echoes our commitment to these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.
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