"Ruger and His Guns" 80th Birthday Vaquero Premier ed. #21/100

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"Ruger and His Guns" 80th Birthday Vaquero Premier ed. #21/100

Post by Rugerologist » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:11 am

Does anyone else have one of these licensed Vaquero sets? These were sold in 1999 for $3295 for the Premier Edition and $1800 for the Classic. Made to celebrate WBR's 80th birthday. There were only 100 Premiers and 400 Classics. Frankly, I prefer Classic but I've never seen one. Here is the documentation for the Premier Edition which was acquired for $1500. Names and some info have been altered on the documents to protect the identity of the original owner.
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Post by Rugerologist » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:12 am

A few more
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Post by Rugerologist » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:13 am

more
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Post by Rugerologist » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:16 am

Last ones for the morning.
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Post by SteveRuger » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:19 pm

I have the Classic version that I have displayed on my Sparkle & Shine Display that some day I may display in Tulsa along with my other engraved Ruger's. Nice GUN's IMHO!
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Post by 67stingray » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:25 pm

Sweet looking piece of history that you've got there, thanks for sharing.
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Post by gunman42782 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:41 am

I remember them, but I sure couldn't afford one! Thanks for posting it!
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Post by Watertender » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:20 pm

As one of the people in my past would have said.. "That there is right purty"... Nice piece Chuck!
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Post by Rugerologist » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:56 am

Thanks, guys. When these were new I was a senior in high school. Certainly couldn't have afforded one new and if I had it would have been the classic anyway! This one is a bit too fancy for my tastes but was a good deal not to be passed up.
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Post by LIBERTY FOREVER » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:06 pm

Very nice Chuck, You have to "Go For The Set" now!!!
Embarrassingly, I've never seen one or read about them in the plethora of S & R Inc. and related memorabilia I've collected.
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