Salt cod box!! There were 888 Ruger Standards shipped in the outer wooden box and cardboard hinged box inside. They were all shipped by Railway Express Agency. The card board box with wooden box valued at $1,300.
Your Dadís ordered out of paper advertisements as you said. American Rifleman and America Pistol are typical. His check or money order along with all others were not cashed until the first 660 guns shipped. They WBR and Alexander Sturm used the original investment funds to get started.
Guns shipped by REA were serial numbers between #0034 thru #9899.(Total 880)
No guns were made from 0660 -2000. Why? Something about finances? Who knows.
If you are willing to PM me with your serial# I may be able to tell you some more about your gun. Post serial number with X as last digit could work also.
Post a picture of the other side of the gun to show people the squared ejection port. I bet there are few that have never seen that.
Nice gun because it is family gun and early Sturm Ruger.
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