Unique Wrangler SN-What is the story on these?

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RocDoc
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Unique Wrangler SN-What is the story on these?

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Found on Gunbroker, how did these come to be? SN does show in Ruger lookup

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/899761371
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WOW! That is a great find for the Wrangler collector. I hope you got it.

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The only thing I'm coming up with so far is that Joyce Hornady was the founder of Hornady Ammunition.
He died in a plan crash on 1/15/81 at Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana. A memorial for the 40th Anniversary of his passing?
Looks like 250 of each were produced.
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And they show shipped 2020 in SN lookup

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From Jason at Lipsey's...

"Yes, these were built for Larry’s Pistol & Pawn in Huntsville, AL. Larry’s puts on one of the larger if not largest Ruger promotions each spring. These were orderedfor 2019 as a Ruger & Hornady (Joyce Hornady) commemorative. 70 Years for both companies. The promo was going to feature both companies with Steve Hornady and Chris Killoy attending. The promo was supposed to happen early 2020, but got cancelled due toCOVID. It was 250 guns of each SKU."

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Impressed you were able to run down this info so quick, thanks.

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Seems like Larry's will be a good one to follow for new Ruger offerings.

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