Ruger revolver boxes

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RoninPA
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Ruger revolver boxes

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My google -fu isn't working very good right now.

Ruger revolver box timeline - is there something out there that goes through the timeline when Ruger went from one box to the next (it can even be approximates).

I'm pretty sure it went White, red/white, red/black, yellow/black, dark gray, black/red markings (newest) - with some special ones thrown in there every now and then.

Mainly concerned about revolvers and I don't remember seeing any revolvers shipped in black plastic (like the gray ones) but I very well could be incorrect.

Thanks for any insights you can give me.
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Ron, my research dates them
White - until 1970 to 1974
Red & White - 1974 to 1975
Red & Black - 1975 to 1979
Yellow and Black - 1979 to 1995
Gray Plastic - 1995 to present

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Bennett, thank you, that's pretty much what my research had turned up but I wanted to make sure.

Next would be to figure out when they started using those black with red logo carrying cases to ship, or were/are they only used in certain circumstances?
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