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.
The P85™ was the first 9mm centerfire pistol produced by Ruger in the Prescott, Arizona manufacturing facility. Ruger first introduced the stainless decocker-only model P85™ pistol in the 1990 Ruger Firearms Catalog. The serial number of this P95™ is 302-37044 and the testfire date is September 25, 1990. This pistol has never been fired beyond normal testing during manufacture. It features a 4-1/2 inch barrel and high-visibility white-dot inserts on both the front and rear sights. The square notch rear sight is adjustable for windage. It has a stainless steel frame with molded high impact grip panels. Other features include an oversized trigger guard, full-time ambidextrous magazine latch, decocking lever, and lanyard loop. The P85™ Pistol will be shipped in a yellow and black-hinged cardboard P85 box along with a 15-shot magazine, appropriate instruction manual and original marketing materials. An original 1990 Ruger firearms catalog is also included with this auction.
We have for auction a "U.S." marked Mark II .22 LR caliber pistol with a rollmark date of November 3, 1983. The serial number of this pistol is 19-79740. It is likely a prototype of the MK678G training pistols manufactured for the U.S. Army from 1984 – 1986. This pistol has a heavy tapered 6-7/8 inch barrel. The "U.S." stamp is larger than the contracted models, and the front sight is a higher Patridge-type fixed front sight. Additionally, the U.S. Army pistols' serial numbers began with prefix 210-. There is some bluing wear on the barrel. 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 MK678G pistols were rollmarked "U.S." on the right side of the barrel/receiver assembly, had finer sights, a roller-burnished chamber, and enhanced accuracy. Special targeting methods were developed using a (then) new laser sighting system, which was later granted a U.S. patent.