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by d findley
Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Auto Pistols
Topic: Prototype Pistol
Replies: 1
Views: 1377

Prototype Pistol

This P-85 actually predates the P85 prototypes. It was built in the Ruger model/tool room. Serial number is V000022.
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by d findley
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Auto Pistols
Topic: Order Blank
Replies: 7
Views: 1379

Order Blank

If you wanted to purchase a new Ruger .22 pistol in 1949 all you had to do was to fill this out and send it in along with $37.50. A couple of questions are on this form that would not be politically correct to ask now.
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by d findley
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Rugers in General
Topic: FFL Renewal
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

FFL Renewal

Federal Firearms License renewal.
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by d findley
Sat May 31, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Ruger Tools
Topic: 1946 Purchase Order
Replies: 16
Views: 5606

Re: 1946 Purchase Order

We will probably never know the answer to either question. I have another invoice, dated 1947, where the Ruger Corp. is returning a lot of these stampings to the same company.
by d findley
Sat May 31, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Ruger Tools
Topic: Metal Stampings
Replies: 0
Views: 2304

Metal Stampings

In reference to an order from the Ruger Corp.
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by d findley
Sat May 31, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: Rugers in General
Topic: July 1949
Replies: 1
Views: 925

July 1949

Assignment for "improvements in an autoloading pistol".
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by d findley
Fri May 30, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Auto Pistols
Topic: Richard Nixon's Ruger
Replies: 7
Views: 2655

Richard Nixon's Ruger

An engraved Ruger .22 Pistol (RST4), serial number 47698, was given to then Vice President Richard M. Nixon. The presentation was made in March of 1954 by Bill Ruger. Engraver unknown. Mother of pearl grip panels with a medallion in each side. This pistol is in the Nixon Library. A cleaning person d...
by d findley
Thu May 29, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Single-Shot Rifles
Topic: 30-06 - 100 years old
Replies: 1
Views: 1023

30-06 - 100 years old

The 30-06 turned 100 in 2006. To commemorate the milestone Ruger offered 500 special Number one Rifles to mark the event. The original was designed and hand engraved by Master engraver Paul Lantuch. It sold ( 2006) at auction for just short of $10,000.00.

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by d findley
Thu May 29, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Rugers in General
Topic: 1945 letter
Replies: 2
Views: 1096

1945 letter

A letter dated November 21,1945. Bill Ruger inquiring about applying for a patent on a semi-auto pistol to a law firm in Boston.
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by d findley
Wed May 28, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Auto Pistols
Topic: Made in Mexico
Replies: 12
Views: 3907

Made in Mexico

On a trip to the US in 1957 Rex Applegate purchased components from Ruger, High Standard, Marlin, and Whitney to "find" their way to his Mexican arms company inside Mexico. These components were assembled into working guns and marketed in Mexico.
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