Ruger Pump Shotgun

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Ruger Pump Shotgun

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Is there any pictures available of the Ruger pump shotgun that showed up at the 1995 SHOT show?
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Never heard of it. Any info on this at all?
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Tim,
Page 100 of the large version of RENE Reference, page 518 of the pocket version.
Not sure about any pictures. I'm sure Chad can add some insight.

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Thanks Terry
I never knew Ruger ever made a shotgun besides the Red and Gold labels. I wonder why they never put them in production?
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Unfortunately, there weren't any pictures taken of that shotgun.
An RENE member was at the show that year and walked by the Ruger booth before the crowd came in and noticed they had a pump shotgun on their display. It was like a Model 12 with a dustcover over the ejection port. Before the doors were opened to the crowd, the shotgun was taken off the display.
I don't remember if Ruger had their semi-auto shotgun out at that show, but they also worked on one of those to at least 2003.
The pump shotgun never made Ruger's production list because there were already too many pump shotguns out there at a price that was probably a lot better than what Ruger could offer them at, so they project was dropped at the time.
I can tell you that for several years now, Ruger has had a man working on a pump and a semi auto shotgun, a person they hired away from Browning. If you search Ruger's patents a little bit you will see the pics of what the design is like... something like a Benelli with "American" rifle styling of the forearm and buttstock.
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Great information Chad, thanks. I consider myself a fairly up to date guy on all things Ruger, but I have never even heard of that. Learn something new everyday as they old saying goes.
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Appreciate the info Chad, maybe someday Ruger will get back into the shotgun business, with Ruger you just really never know what goes on behind closed doors.
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A Ruger "Who-Dat" would be interesting. Maybe a couple different grades with both synthetic and good walnut for the stock and forearm. Bill Hamm knows what a "Who-Dat" is, and I am sure others can figure it out.
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Yessir, I sure do. I sure would like to see Ruger make a quality pump similar to the Winchester Model 12. I love pump shotguns.
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As mentioned, they are still working on it.
Not sure why it takes so long to get a shotgun in the market after the concept is started. Ruger has always had issues with that.
I think the Red Label was begun about 1969 or maybe earlier.
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