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.
This week's auction is a Ruger® Standard Model Pistol. The serial number is 17-76490 and the testfire date is February 11, 1982. This pistol has never been fired beyond normal testing during manufacture. Manufacture of the Standard Model pistols began in 1949 and were in production until the Mark II series was introduced in 1982. That makes this one of the last Standard Models produced. This pistol features a tapered 4-3/4" barrel; a fixed, wide-blade Patridge-type front sight; and a windage-adjustable, square notch, dovetail-mounted rear sight. The grip panels are made of butaprene-type hard rubber with sharp diamond checkering and a silver-colored Ruger eagle medallion inlaid in the right grip panel.
Our auction item this week is a limited edition No. 1 Tropical rifle. The serial number, 132-45455, tells us this rifle was rollmarked on December 29, 1981. In 1982 the Safari Club International commissioned sixty No. 1 Tropical rifles in .375 H & H Magnum caliber. The right side of the receiver is etched and gold-finished with scrollwork and the SCI logo. The left side has scrollwork and is inscribed "Safari Club International / Limited Edition / 1 of 60." This rifle is one of the sixty. Some features of this rifle include a beautiful American walnut stock with a satin finish and a red rubber buttpad with the Ruger eagle logo. The pistol grip and forearm of the Alexander Henry-syle stock are hand-checkered. Other features include a blued 24" barrel with a front sling swivel mounted on the barrel band; a quarter rib base for Ruger scope rings; folding-leaf open sights dovetailed onto the barrel quarter rib; ramp front sight base with gold bead front sight; and tang safety.