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, of course, to applicable laws.
You are bidding on a 25th Anniversary .44 Carbine rifle. The serial number is 103-13991 and the rollmark date is October 22, 1982. In 1985 Ruger announced that, after 25 years of continuous production, it would stop manufacturing the famous Model 44 autoloading carbine. Ruger offered a Special Edition of 1,800, 25th Anniversary .44 Carbine rifles to celebrate the close of an era. The anniversary rifle was listed in the 1985 catalog and the suggested retail price was $495.00. The 25th Anniversary Model 44 Carbine shows the compact design and classic lines which contributed to the great success of this model. These Limited Edition rifles are specially rollmarked "1961 – 1985 ~ 25th ANNIVERSARY" on the barrel, and they have a specially designed nickel silver medallion set into the walnut stock.
We have for auction the first of nine Ruger firearms with the last digits of the serial number ending in "00148". This New Model Blackhawk 10mm / .38-40 Winchester caliber convertible revolver was a distributor exclusive for Buckeye Sports Supply. The serial number, 611-00148, tells us this revolver was testfired on April 16, 1990. These Blackhawk revolvers were built for Buckeye Sports Supply and marketed exclusively by them in 1990. The revolver features a bright blued finish; 6-1/2" barrel; and Goncalo Alves grip panels with a silver-colored Ruger eagle medallion. Other features include a 6-round 10mm cylinder; a 6-round .38-40 Winchester cylinder; an adjustable rear sight and ramp front sight. Etched on the top strap of the gun is the Buckeye Sports Supply trademark.