Early Auto Pistol Date

Includes .22 Standard, Mark I, Mark II, Mark III and all Centerfire Semi-Auto Pistols.
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Early Auto Pistol Date

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In John Dougan’s book, “Ruger Pistols & Revolvers” page 46, it states “From the 655 sets of completed parts delivered to the assembly department by October 7, 198 pistols were completed prior to October 6, 1949, the same day Ruger began to ship their first pistols. By October 10, the remaining 457 pistols had been assembled. These 655 pistols represent the first production run of guns produced by Storm, Ruger & Co.”

Curious, would I be correct in assuming that serial #600 would have been produced between October 7-10, 1949? Just trying to narrow it down.

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Maybe.
The only one who knows for sure would be the factory.
That page of the daybook should still exist.
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I called Ruger Customer Service, and also emailed Linda from records. All I’m able to confirm from them is that it was indeed produced and shipped in October 1949, same as what the LOA I received stated.

Sure would like to know which day it was produced, but unfortunately for whatever reason Ruger won’t provide that information to me. The quest continues

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