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Ruger Corp Drills

Post by d findley » Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:40 am

Tools from the Ruger Corp., mid-1940s

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Post by gunman42782 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:48 pm

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Post by flattop44 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:49 pm

Wow, a box for the straight handle drill, I have never seen one of those!!

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Post by Brass Frame » Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:22 pm

Don, great stuff that most Ruger collectors do not know. They were very unique for their time. Brass Frame/Lee E

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Post by Watertender » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:10 am

I have one of the pistol grip drills like the one in the left foreground of the picture. It's a very well made tool that was ahead of it's time. Showed it to a couple of retired tool & die makers & they were impressed. One of them is a shooter & we were discussing the various .22 pistols & the manufacturing methods used to make them. Bill Ruger made 2 pieces of stamped sheetmetal & a piece of steel tube take the place of a solid block of steel requiring well over 100 machining operations. Where a Colt or High Standard needed the slide handfitted to the receiver rails Ruger made his bolt cycle in a round tube using the ejector & bolt stop pin as guides. Is it any wonder that the pistols Bill Ruger invented & made put the other makers out of business?
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Post by RocDoc » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:39 am

Don, you never cease to amaze me, thanks for posting another great part of Ruger history! Is this in your most recent book, or did I just miss seeing it there?

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