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Since 2010, Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE: RGR) has been working with the popular website GunBroker.com to auction off rare, commemorative, discontinued or one-of-a-kind Ruger® firearms. On February 27, 2013, Ruger will launch its 100th auction with GunBroker.com, and is celebrating this milestone by auctioning off a Ruger® M77® Hawkeye® Alaskan Rifle previously owned by President and CEO Mike Fifer. All Ruger auction proceeds are donated to charity, with over $176,000 raised thus far. This commemorative auction will benefit HAVA (Honored American Veterans Afield).
Mike Fifer used this rugged, big game rifle during a brown bear hunt on the Alaska Peninsula in May 2010 where he successfully harvested a large 8' 10.5" brown bear. Ruger Senior Sales Manager Randell Pence, hunting guide Bob Lacher, and videographer Danny Dodge accompanied Fifer on this hunt. Their exciting adventure was featured on an episode of the television show Ruger's Adventures, and has been documented in a photo book created by Fifer. The winning bidder will also receive an autographed copy of this book, along with the same Burris® scope used during the hunt and a Ruger-branded rifle case.
To learn more about this special auction, visit Ruger.com/Auction or visit GunBroker.com to place your bid. For more information on the extensive, award-winning line of Ruger® firearms, visit www.Ruger.com or Facebook.com/Ruger.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. With products made in America, Ruger offers consumers almost 800 variations of more than 40 product lines, across both the Ruger and Marlin brands. For almost 75 years, Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. 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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