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.
These special make up Ruger® Mini-14® rifles were produced for, and sold only to, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol in 1979. Thirteen hundred rifles were stamped "O.H.P." on the top of the receiver and an additional 300 were produced without the "O.H.P." mark. This rifle does have that mark. The rifle was test fired June 5, 1990, but the serial number, 181-50931, tells us this rifle was manufactured in 1979. This blued Ruger® Mini-14® rifle features an 18-1/2 inch barrel with flash suppressor, a fiberglass handguard, rear peep sight (adjustable for elevation and windage), and fixed front sight with bayonet lug. Other features include a one-piece American hardwood stock with a red rubber butt pad with embossed Ruger eagle logo. It has an M1 Carbine-style sling mount that accommodates the included rifle sling. The rifle is a 223 Rem caliber and will ship with a 20-round magazine.
This week's auction is a Ruger® Redhawk® revolver in .44 Magnum caliber. The serial number is 500-00900 and it was testfired October 15, 1980. The revolver appears to have not been fired beyond normal factory testing. The Redhawk double-action revolver was introduced as "NEW" in Ruger's 1980 firearms catalog. It has a 6-round capacity cylinder; is satin-polished stainless steel with a 7-1/2 inch barrel; and it has walnut grip panels. Other features include a steel rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation with a white outline square notch blade; and a ramp front sight base. The Redhawk was originally advertised with checkered grip panels and a red plastic insert in the front sight, and this revolver is one of the few produced without those features. The revolver will be shipped in its original yellow and black hinged cardboard box along with an original instruction manual, marketing materials, and Ruger-logoed plastic bag.