44 Carbine Rifle
(Manufactured from 1975 to 1985)
Caliber: .44 Magnum
Beginning Serial Number: Years of Production:
102-04751 1975
102-16701 1976
102-33708 1977
102-50001 1978
102-61388 1979
102-77350 1980
102-90046 1981
103-01400 1982
103-08524 1983
103-11110 1984
103-13722 1985

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 necessarily 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, firearms may be stored for a length of time before they are shipped.

For details on your specific serial number you may contact our Service Department: 336-949-5200

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.