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Old 03-09-2016, 07:14 PM
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My late father's 1950 Ruger he ordered out of a magazine for $37.50. Four digit serial number and considering Ruger started production in 1949 this is an oldie but goodie.
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:21 PM
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I have one from 1950 as well. Picked mine up a year or so back.

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Old 03-11-2016, 10:52 AM
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nice!!! I have a 5 digit version 1953 that I use periodically in steel challenge matches.....it works fine against (some of) the competitors 1/3 it's age.
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nice!!! I have a 5 digit version 1953 that I use periodically in steel challenge matches.....it works fine against (some of) the competitors 1/3 it's age.
I doubt many pistols from 1949 are around except in museums but I don't shoot this one anymore I prefer my Mark II Bull Barrel, it's not as rare
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:39 PM
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probably so....although a decade ago I met a guy that had a 1950 dated model in his tackle box. Horrid shape but he said he found it in that condition years before and it always worked for him.
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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.

Anybody else want an 67 year old Red Eagle see :

http://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=200895

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Old 12-14-2016, 10:26 PM
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If I had a nice condition early MKI, it would be a safe queen.
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It's a "standard" not a Mark I, right? Just getting the nomenclature correct.
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Old 12-15-2016, 12:51 PM
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It's a "standard" not a Mark I, right? Just getting the nomenclature correct.
This is not something worth twisting your panties over, IMHO. Everyone knows what you mean and Ruger themselves calls both fixed and adjustable sight pistols "Mark I".

From this Ruger web page:



You guys keep it up, and I'll keep posting this phony pic I made one day when I was bored:

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Old 12-15-2016, 01:34 PM
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//Quote: This is not something worth twisting your panties over, Quote//

Very poor (and disappointing) choice of words Sir. If they were, you would certainly know it.
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Old 12-15-2016, 11:02 PM
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congrats - a keeper for sure - i wish all families would have such good fortune but then we all know that is not the case - makes your fortune just that much more valuable does it not ?
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