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d findley
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The Ruger Corp

Post by d findley » Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:53 pm

The Hartford Courant newspaper November 1948.
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Re: The Ruger Corp

Post by d findley » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:00 pm

The Ruger Corp brace.
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Re: The Ruger Corp

Post by 67stingray » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:19 pm

Don, thanks again for the great information and insights into the early Sturm Ruger corporation.
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Re: The Ruger Corp

Post by chet15 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:55 am

There's some interesting history there, and some that is yet to be answered.
There are brace drills out there that are identical in design to the Ruger and ARTISAN marked drills that were produced by a company by the name of Seymour Smith. The Seymour Smith braces can have a top handle pad made of a different material (wood as I recall) and the switch selector on one I know of is brass (Weaselmeatgravy can chip in on this conversation), which actually makes the design probably coming years before Ruger applied for the design patent.
Maybe WBR realized there wasn't a design patent on this brace so applied for one? Did Ruger purchase the rights to produce this brace drill?
The drills that are marked ARTISAN came at least during the last of Ruger Corp. production, and possibly after the Ruger Corp. folded, because the chucks are half knurled. Early Ruger 1010 chucks are fully knurled. All ARTISAN marked braces have the same type butaprene rubber middle handle and top pad.
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