New Model Single-Six
(Includes Bisley Models & 50th Anniversary Model)
Caliber: 22 LR, 22 Magnum, 17 HMR
Beginning Serial Number: Years of Production:
62-00001 1973
62-60261 1974
63-31002 1975
64-22659 1976
64-94851 1977
65-94609 1978
66-72106 1979
67-44104 1980
68-25002 1981
69-15052 1982
69-95871 1983
260-23867 1984
260-44317 1985
261-10138 1986
261-33448 1987
261-70551 1988
261-97610 1989
262-24203 1990
262-41476 1991
262-56030 1992
262-67559 1993
262-92015 and 268-00501 1994
263-03206 and 268-02269 1995
263-15020 and 268-09980 1996
263-36237 and 268-15232 1997
263-44257 and 268-18211 1998
263-61976 and 268-20561 1999
263-79121 and 268-21253 2000
263-95152 and 268-22100 2001
264-10104 and 268-23823 2002
264-24780 and 268-24771* 2003
264-32365 and 268-33666 2004
264-60988 and 268-50010 2005
264-74437 and 268-51074 2006
264-86141 and 268-51172 2007
264-97975 and 268-52830 2008
265-10709 and 268-54020 2009
265-21787 and 268-55639 2010
265-36909 and 268-57840 2011
265-49578 and 268-60267 2012
265-62738 and 268-61311 2013
265-75240 and 268-62600 2014

* 50th Anniversary Model produced within 268-prefix range.

The above chart shows the approximate first serial number shipped for the indicated year. This number should be used as a point of reference only. It is not necessarily the very first serial number shipped, but it can be used to determine the approximate year your Ruger firearm was shipped.

Ruger does not produce firearms in serial number order. There are occasions when blocks of serial numbers have been manufactured out of sequence, sometimes years later. Also, within a model family the same serial number prefix may be used to produce a variety of different models, all in the same block of serial numbers. And in some cases, models may be stored for a length of time before they are shipped.

For details on your specific serial number you may contact our Service Departments:
• Rifles, Shotguns, Revolvers: 603-865-2442
• Pistols: 928-541-8892

For serial numbers manufactured prior to our electronic records, or for an official letter confirming the details on your firearm please download and mail in the Request for Letter of Authenticity form.