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.
Service-Six® in .380 RIM
We have for auction a Ruger® Service-Six® double-action revolver. The serial number on this revolver is 159-95781, and the rollmark date is April 26, 1983. The revolver has never been fired beyond normal testing during manufacture and had been stored in a red-hinged cardboard box for thirty years. This revolver is a .380 RIM caliber likely produced for the Ruger Export Sales Department. Service-Six revolvers in this same caliber, but with a lanyard loop, were produced for the Government of India, Border Security Force from 1983 – 1984 and 1985 – 1986. The revolver is made of chrome-molybdenum steel with a blue finish, 4" barrel, fixed sights, and square butt featuring checkered walnut grip panels.
"U.S." Marked Mark II™
We have another "U.S." marked Mark II .22 LR caliber pistol with a rollmark date of June 23, 1986. The serial number of this pistol is 210-18516, and is one of the few "U.S." marked Ruger Mark II pistols ever offered for sale (other than to the U.S. Government). It is in factory-repaired condition, having been test fired only. The original repair hangtag attests that that on July 7, 1986 this pistol passed all tests, but was "rejected" on July 11, 1986 because of a "split grip." The grip panels were replaced and the tag was then marked "ok." It is not accompanied by the original government packaging and test target which were separated from the pistol when repaired. 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.