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.
Ruger Vaquero® w/ AZ Cowboy Stamp
Our latest auction item is a Ruger Vaquero® 45 Long Colt single-action revolver. The serial number 55-24468 tells us this revolver was rollmarked February 25, 1994. "RUGER VAQUERO® .45 CAL." is stamped on the left side of the cylinder frame. Also stamped on the left side of the frame between the two pins is an outline of the State of Arizona with a cowboy riding his horse. This might have been a prototype for a distributor exclusive, however no documentation has been found to confirm that. The Ruger Vaquero® was first introduced in 1993 and is recognized as incorporating the frontier virtues of strength, reliability, and durability. This revolver has a high-gloss stainless steel finish.
GP100® Ohio State Highway Patrol
This week's auction is a stainless Ruger® GP100® 357 Magnum caliber, double-action revolver. The serial number is 172-00673, and the rollmark date is September 27, 1989. The GP100® was introduced in 1986 and "Designed as the ultimate .357 Magnum for police and personal defense use." On the left side of the cylinder frame is the "Ohio State Highway Patrol" logo. There is no paperwork indicating why the logo is there, and why a firearm manufactured in 1989 would have the dates "1933 – 1983" as part of the logo mark. Some features include: a 4" heavy barrel; fixed sights; a round butt cushioned grip with walnut inserts; full-length ejector rod shroud; satin-polished stainless finish; and 6-shot cylinder.