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.
We have for auction a "U.S." marked Mark II .22 LR caliber pistol with a rollmark date of June 23, 1986. The serial number of this pistol is 210-19159, 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 on July 8 and July 9, 1986 this pistol passed all tests, but was "rejected" on July 15, 1986 because of a "split grip, nose, mainspring housing." The repairs were made, 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. 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.
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 P85™ is 302-29971 and the testfire date is September 10, 1990. This pistol has never been fired beyond normal testing during manufacture. This pistol was shipped to Ruger's then advertising company, Merlin, Inc., in September 1990 likely for photography. The pistol was returned to the Prescott, AZ facility later that same month. 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 slide and aluminum alloy frame with molded high impact grip panels. Other features include an oversized trigger guard, full-time ambidextrous magazine latch, and lanyard loop.