American Picker - My Wife?

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American Picker - My Wife?

Post by JussBad » Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:59 pm

Was thinking about writing this up for a ROCS Digest story. Last year I happened to catch a re-run episode of American Pickers. In this episode in the background was an early Ruger Ashtray. I recall pausing the TV to get a still photo of the scene. Showed it to my wife and this is where it all began. Little did I know that she did some investigating and detective work without me knowing it and lo & behold under the Christmas tree in 2019, I opened a box and this was inside. (hint: she had no contact with the American Picker Show).There is a lot more to the story but you can imagine my excitement (since the Pickers episode was several years old). I never thought I would ever have the chance to own one of these (least of all the one from the TV show) rare items that Bill Ruger ordered/handed out in 1955 to friends, co-workers and possibly gun dealers... According to Dougan's book only 200 were ordered. How many are still out there? My wife is a real "American Picker" - GW
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Re: American Picker - My Wife?

Post by flattop44 » Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:50 pm

Gary, that is a great story!! Your wife really fixed you up. They are rare ashtrays indeed. Do write it up for the Digest, will be a great article.

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Re: American Picker - My Wife?

Post by SteveRuger » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:59 pm

That is very Nice!
Great story!
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Re: American Picker - My Wife?

Post by 67stingray » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:04 pm

Great item and wonderful story, you're lucky to have somebody in your life that would do that for you.
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Post by gunman42782 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:58 am

Awesome story and awesome wife!
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Re: American Picker - My Wife?

Post by d findley » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:10 pm

Good score! I sold one of these about 30 years ago for $1,000.00.

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Re: American Picker - My Wife?

Post by Mohavesam » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:47 am

Can anyone help on the location? anyone identify that episode? 8-)
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