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taterark
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I picked up a nice 1972 RSS9X this weekend. It was in one of the Robin egg blue boxes.
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T.A. Workman
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Excellent Snag!!
Those box's are seldom seen, good for you.

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Nice score!
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That's a great score and nice RSS9X. The box is extra special, sure don't see them very often. Good going!!
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Thanks guys. I bought it in an on-line auction last Friday. It was four hours from my home and I didn't have anything to do Saturday so I drove up to get it instead of messing with shipping and all. I looked at it when I picked it up and was happy with the condition. (You couldn't tell much from the auction photos) I didn't even notice the box until I got home and was looking at it again. I was surprised and happy for sure.

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taterark wrote:
Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:34 am
I picked up a nice 1972 RSS9X this weekend. It was in one of the Robin egg blue boxes.
Send me a note on the serial number if you can so I can document that in the Ruger reference.
I currently know of 6-8. CHRugers@aol.com
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Not sure if this is correct, but I recall the reason behind the blue interior was the end of the paper roll from the box factory. It was a way to tell when they were near the end of the roll...

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JussBad wrote:
Sun Oct 16, 2022 5:34 pm
Not sure if this is correct, but I recall the reason behind the blue interior was the end of the paper roll from the box factory. It was a way to tell when they were near the end of the roll...
Steve Vogel told us at one of the Pennsylvania Ruger collector theme shows that the blue was a separation paper between every "quantity" of sheets. 1,000... 10,000 I don't know. The problem with that is I've never seen another blue interior on a two piece box except for the RSS9.
White shipping sleeves might be separated with stacks of 1,000 by a white one. Those turn up every now and then. Ralph Kempf had a BKH-47 NIB with shipper that had a white cardboard sleeve. We had 140-23xxx range brass frame Old Army that also had a white sleeve. And I also know of a BKH-42B in a white sleeve as well as several other guns.
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