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.
You are bidding on a 25th Anniversary .44 Carbine rifle. The serial number is 103-11486 and the rollmark date is August 27, 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. Features of this rifle include an American walnut stock with a barrel band at the front of the forend, a folding-leaf rear sight with a reversible U/square notch plate adjustable for elevation and a gold bead front sight. The frame is drilled and tapped for scope mounts. It also features a curved, metal butt plate and tubular magazine that holds four cartridges.
This week's auction is a Ruger® Mark II™ .22 LR caliber pistol manufactured on September 21, 1990. The serial number of this pistol is 217-02443. It was originally shipped to "JT Ruger" with a note on the invoice stating, "Must have scope mounts for: JTR, Steve Sanetti, Please ship ASAP." A scope mount base was installed on the pistol. A little background information on "JT Ruger": JT Ruger was William B. Ruger's son, (also known as Tom). Tom Ruger passed away in 1993 at the age of 48. In 1983, Ruger was awarded a contract from the U.S. Army, Rock Island Arsenal for a .22 caliber target and training pistol for the U.S. armed forces. A new model was established to meet the U.S. Army's requirements (catalog no. MK678G), and this was the first time Ruger Mark II pistols were equipped with 6 7/8" bull barrels. The duration of the contract lasted until 1986. No "U.S." marked pistols were shipped commercially during the period of the government contract. In 1987, the MK678G model was introduced into the commercial market.