Standard & Mark I Pistol
(manufactured from 1949 to 1982)
Caliber: 22 LR
Beginning Serial Number: Years of Production:
1 1949
2416 1950
11597 1951
32905 1952
49019 1953
68958 1954
97358 1955
115523 1956
128244 1957
148222 1958
169400 1959
179712 1960
194484 1961
217767 1962
239621 1963
250296 1964
276308 1965
406740 1966
436226 1967
463239 1968
10-00001 1969
10-38890 1970
10-75016 1971
11-26288 1972
11-72924 1973
12-22449 1974
12-81988 1975
13-48646 1976
13-99097 1977
14-69121 1978
15-36233 1979
16-06785 1980
16-82837 1981
17-70981 1982

The above chart shows the approximate first serial number shipped for the indicated year. This number should be used as a point of reference only. It is not necessarily the very first serial number shipped, but it can be used to determine the approximate year your Ruger firearm was shipped.

Ruger does not produce firearms in serial number order. There are occasions when blocks of serial numbers have been manufactured out of sequence, sometimes years later. Also, within a model family the same serial number prefix may be used to produce a variety of different models, all in the same block of serial numbers. And in some cases, models may be stored for a length of time before they are shipped.

For details on your specific serial number you may contact our Service Departments:
• Rifles, Shotguns, Revolvers: 603-865-2442
• Pistols: 928-541-8892