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.
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 210-19138, 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 2 and 7, 1986 this pistol passed all tests, but was "rejected" on July 9, 1986 because of a "split grip; repolish; main spring housing damaged." The grip panels were replaced, it was repolished, and the main spring housing was replaced. 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.
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.