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by Doc4429
Sun May 31, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Single-Shot Rifles
Topic: Value Question, Ruger 1-A
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Value Question, Ruger 1-A

The asking price is $1500 (in Florida).

Bill
by Doc4429
Sun May 31, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Single-Shot Rifles
Topic: Value Question, Ruger 1-A
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Value Question, Ruger 1-A

Lee...thanks, I appreciate the help.

Bill
by Doc4429
Sat May 30, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Single-Shot Rifles
Topic: Value Question, Ruger 1-A
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Value Question, Ruger 1-A

A friend has an opportunity to purchase a Ruger 1-A, serial number 132-45566, caliber .357 Magnum, California Highway Patrol Commemorative. Per the letter from Ruger, the rifle was shipped in April 1982 as described. The rifle in about new in its original box. Any help with value would be appreciate...
by Doc4429
Sat May 09, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Single Actions, 1953-1973
Topic: Grips
Replies: 9
Views: 546

Re: Grips

Brazilian rosewood can be identified by its color and grain. Particularly when compared to other woods such as American walnut or Goncalo alves. I have lots of S&W stocks made of Brazilian rosewood to compare the Ruger stocks to. Some stocks made in the late 70s and later were made of Honduras or In...
by Doc4429
Fri May 08, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Single Actions, 1953-1973
Topic: Grips
Replies: 9
Views: 546

Re: Grips

The rosewood grips (lower right corner of the top photo) are the only ones I have ever seen. Also, the grips in the upper right hand corner came on FT 44 serial number 233 shipped in January 1957. They have what I call a polished finish and are unlike any other Ruger grips I have seen.

Bill
by Doc4429
Thu May 07, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Single Actions, 1953-1973
Topic: Grips
Replies: 9
Views: 546

Grips

I have always been a grip junky. The attached photos show a few in my collection.

Bill

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by Doc4429
Sat May 02, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Ruger Questions
Topic: XR 3 Grip Frame
Replies: 24
Views: 2180

Re: XR 3 Grip Frame

I have not seen any after market XR-3 grip frames for sale, but I have seen some original ones for sale on the Ruger Forum from time to time.

Bill
by Doc4429
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Single Actions, 1973-Present
Topic: Ruger Studio of Art & Decoration
Replies: 10
Views: 1945

Re: Ruger Studio of Art & Decoration

Bill and Don...Thanks for the comments. I was more than pleased with the engraving and inlay work on the 44 Magnum.

Bill
by Doc4429
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Single Actions, 1973-Present
Topic: Ruger Studio of Art & Decoration
Replies: 10
Views: 1945

Re: Ruger Studio of Art & Decoration

44 Magnum engraved and inlaid with gold in 2006. Elephant ivory grips by Nutmeg Sports. This is the first 50th anniversary Blackhawk 44 Magnum sold by Ruger in March 2006.

Bill

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by Doc4429
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Ruger Questions
Topic: Factory Letters
Replies: 13
Views: 3025

Re: Factory Letters

Colt letters are issued through a separate company, Colt Archive Properties, LLC and Smith & Wesson letters, similarly, are issued by the Smith & Wesson Historical Foundation. The S&WHF and Colt Archives use the records of S&W and Colt, respectively, but do not impact their budgets and are self fund...