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by chet15
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Double Actions
Topic: Super Redhawk in .22 Hornet
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Super Redhawk in .22 Hornet

:!: Hope Ruger Makes it! Must be a prototype, I agree. No markings on the left side of the barrel or barrel extension. And Ruger's serial number lookup page does not show the gun being shipped. But... There's no SHOT show this year, so what better way for a manufacturer to start showing their wares...
by chet15
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Auto, Bolt & Lever Rifles
Topic: XGI
Replies: 17
Views: 4710

Re: XGI

With Ruger's added R&D technology since the original XGI, not sure why they can't try one again.
Chet15
by chet15
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Auto, Bolt & Lever Rifles
Topic: California Dept. of Corrections Mini-14
Replies: 0
Views: 78

California Dept. of Corrections Mini-14

Looking for information regarding a Ruger Mini-14 model made by the factory recently which was produced for the California Department of Corrections. These are a blue barreled action of recent ranch design, with a walnut stock, black buttpad and California Department of Corrections medallion inlet i...
by chet15
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Auto Pistols
Topic: A question for the experts (you know who you are)
Replies: 22
Views: 1390

Re: A question for the experts (you know who you are)

Hope you get that one. It is a neat gun! Here's what I think happened at the factory... The barrel is seated to the receiver and the assembly inspected. Only when it passes that inspection are the rollmarks and serial number put on. The pistol gets a 22/45 rollmark on the receiver. So the employee s...
by chet15
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Auto Pistols
Topic: A question for the experts (you know who you are)
Replies: 22
Views: 1390

Re: A question for the experts (you know who you are)

Ted, If that could be documented to be a factory “mistake”, then it would Be a great addition to any collection. But that’s a big if! I read the amended description too and while they don’t outright say it’s A factory gun, they also don’t say it isn’t. Either way, what an interesting gun. I’d be wi...
by chet15
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Auto Pistols
Topic: A question for the experts (you know who you are)
Replies: 22
Views: 1390

Re: A question for the experts (you know who you are)

I did a little more research. 222-72133 must have been made during one of Ruger's periodic "cleanup" times. Ruger's .22 pistols are usually always made in blocks, whether it be 127 of one model all consecutive, or several thousand of another model all consecutive. It just make sense to have consiste...
by chet15
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Auto Pistols
Topic: A question for the experts (you know who you are)
Replies: 22
Views: 1390

Re: A question for the experts (you know who you are)

Ok, here’s an odd one (or an obvious one!) While perusing through gun broker, I came upon a a listing of a mkII 22/45. The gun is a beautiful stainless 22/45 barrel over a stainless mkII frame. The label on the box is KMK512 and model 00182. It appears new and is listed “as new in box”. Soooooo.......
by chet15
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Auto Pistols
Topic: A question for the experts (you know who you are)
Replies: 22
Views: 1390

Re: A question for the experts (you know who you are)

Ok, here’s an odd one (or an obvious one!) While perusing through gun broker, I came upon a a listing of a mkII 22/45. The gun is a beautiful stainless 22/45 barrel over a stainless mkII frame. The label on the box is KMK512 and model 00182. It appears new and is listed “as new in box”. Soooooo.......
by chet15
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Single Actions, 1973-Present
Topic: Ruger 06517 SSM-5F
Replies: 13
Views: 1208

Re: Ruger 06517 SSM-5F

The "S" is Ruger's proofmark.
Not sure about the "S" on the grip frame... perhaps the initial of the employee who fitted it.
Chet15
by chet15
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Single Actions, 1953-1973
Topic: Ruger Single Six
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: Ruger Single Six

I hope so. I actually called Ruger and they are telling me that serial number is for a 22 mag. They did say made in September 1968. I will bet 99.99 percent the info they gave you is incorrect. First it is a 5-1/2", and those were only shipped as convertible (RSS5X) or LR only (RSS5W), never as mag...