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 item is a Ruger® 22/45™ Mark III™ Standard Model pistol first introduced in the 2005 Ruger Firearms Catalog. The serial number of this pistol is 228-51187 and the roll mark date is June 12, 2007. The pistol was never sold and has not been fired beyond normal factory test firing. There is a handwritten note included with the pistol stating, "1 millionth .22 pistol made in Prescott, AZ 6-15-2007 228-51187 P45GCMKIII" and signed by a Ruger employee. (PLEASE NOTE: There are no notes in the Ruger records to confirm the statement in the note.)
Up for auction is a blued Ruger Vaquero® 44 Special caliber single-action revolver. The serial number 511-01717 tells us this revolver was roll marked October 18, 2010. This New Vaquero® was a limited-run distributor exclusive in 2010 for Lipsey's. The revolver was never sold and has not been fired beyond normal factory test firing. This revolver has a blued alloy steel grip frame, barrel and cylinder and has a blade front and integral rear sights. It features a 4-5/8 inch barrel, 6-round .44 Special caliber cylinder, and black checkered grips with a stylized Ruger eagle logo design embossed in both grip panels. The revolver had been stored in its original gray plastic handgun case along with an original instruction manual, marketing materials, and locking device.
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