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 to applicable laws.
This week's auction is a Ruger® Standard Model Pistol. The serial number is 17-78579 and the manufacture date is February 3, 1982. This pistol has never been fired beyond normal testing during manufacture. Manufacture of the Standard Model pistols began in 1949 and were in production until the Mark II series was introduced in 1982. That makes this one of the last Standard Models produced. This pistol features a tapered 6-inch barrel; a fixed, wide-blade Patridge-type front sight; and a windage-adjustable, square notch, dovetail-mounted rear sight. The grip panels are made of butaprene-type hard rubber with sharp diamond checkering and a silver-colored Ruger eagle medallion inlaid in the right grip panel. The trigger is grooved and has a 3/8 inch wide curved finger surface. The Standard Model Pistol will be shipped in its original yellow and black-hinged cardboard box along with a 9-shot magazine, original instruction manual, purchaser record card, and marketing literature.
We have for auction a "U.S." marked Mark II .22 LR caliber pistol with a rollmark date of November 3, 1983. The serial number is 19-79746. It is likely a prototype of the MK678G training pistols manufactured for the U.S. Army from 1984 – 1986. The pistol has a heavy tapered 6-7/8 inch barrel. The "U.S." stamp is larger than the contracted models, and the front sight is a higher Patridge-type fixed front sight. Additionally, the U.S. Army pistols' serial numbers began with prefix 210-. In 1983, Ruger was awarded a contract from the U.S. Army, Rock Island Arsenal for a .22 caliber target and training pistol for the U.S. armed forces. A new model was established to meet the U.S. Army's requirements (catalog no. MK678G), and this was the first time Ruger Mark II pistols were equipped with 6 7/8" bull barrels. The MK678G pistols were rollmarked "U.S." on the right side of the barrel/receiver assembly, had finer sights, a roller-burnished chamber, and enhanced accuracy. Special targeting methods were developed using a (then) new laser sighting system, which was later granted a U.S. patent. The laser targeting system worked very well during production, and each pistol was packed with a target attesting to its compliance with the U.S. Government accuracy standards for such pistols.
This week's auction item is a stainless Ruger® New Model Super Blackhawk® .44 Magnum caliber, single-action revolver. The serial number of this revolver is 85-03560, and the testfire date is June 23, 1983. The stainless, 10-1/2 inch bull barrel New Model Super Blackhawk® was first introduced in the 1984 Ruger Firearms Catalog. This revolver features a satin-polished stainless finish; 10-1/2 inch bull barrel; Patridge-style ramp front sight and click adjustable rear sight. It also features a squareback "Dragoon" style trigger guard with walnut grip panels that feature silver-colored Ruger Eagle logo medallions; and a 6-shot unfluted cylinder. The revolver had been stored in its original yellow and black-hinged box along with an original instruction manual and marketing material.
We have for auction a New Model Super Blackhawk® 44 Magnum revolver. The serial number, 85-94973, tells us this revolver was testfired May 6, 1988. This revolver had been shipped to a retailer as a replacement firearm but was subsequently returned to the factory and returned to stock. There are no notes or paperwork stating why it was returned. There is a letter "U" stamped in front of the serial number that indicates the revolver is "used." This revolver features a wide serrated hammer spur; blued finish; 7-1/2" barrel; and walnut grip panels with silver-colored Ruger eagle medallions. Other features include a 6-round capacity 44 Magnum cylinder; a rear sight click-adjustable for windage and elevation, and a Patridge-type front sight mounted on a ramp. This New Model Super Blackhawk® revolver had been stored in a yellow and black-hinged cardboard box.