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Old 01-26-2017, 11:57 PM
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Vintage question on a M77/22R in blue



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I have a very fine shooting M77/22R model in blue that I bought around mid
winter 1997/1998 but do not know how long my LGS shop had it on the shelf
before I bought it. It is as I said, blue in walnut with no iron sights and the
bolt handle is also polished blue. At what point did Ruger begin leaving those
parts in the white or perhaps stainless, I have seen both configurations but
am ignorant of when the all polished blue variant that I own was changed,
so anyone who can help, it would be appreciated.

John
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Old 01-27-2017, 12:09 AM
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My rifle made in 1988 has the blued bolt and trigger, I have seen a rifle with a blued bolt and silver trigger.
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Old 01-27-2017, 06:28 AM
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I have a very fine shooting M77/22R model in blue that I bought around mid
winter 1997/1998 but do not know how long my LGS shop had it on the shelf
before I bought it. It is as I said, blue in walnut with no iron sights and the
bolt handle is also polished blue. At what point did Ruger begin leaving those
parts in the white or perhaps stainless, I have seen both configurations but
am ignorant of when the all polished blue variant that I own was changed,
so anyone who can help, it would be appreciated.

John
I [believe] the change over your referring to happen around 2005. My Brothers' 77/22 rifle has no open sights and the bolt is silver. I have a Ruger 77/44 with a blued bolt handle and my 77/.22 Hornet has the silver bolt handle. All have the barrels threaded as opposed to having them held in place (77/22) by two bolts.
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Old 01-27-2017, 05:22 PM
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Minor delay folks, I need to check something

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I [believe] the change over your referring to happen around 2005. My Brothers' 77/22 rifle has no open sights and the bolt is silver. I have a Ruger 77/44 with a blued bolt handle and my 77/.22 Hornet has the silver bolt handle. All have the barrels threaded as opposed to having them held in place (77/22) by two bolts.
My 77/22R has the wedge retention two bolt system and was made I have
learned in 1997 but I'm going to have to haul it out of the safe to check to
see if my trigger is blue or silver but thanks for the information for now.

Update: my 1997 vintage M77/22R model, blue with walnut, has a polished
blue bolt handle and cocking piece/safety but with a silver trigger once I
managed to open the safe and check it.

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Blue, Blue, Blue

I recently purchased a walnut and blue 77/22 mag with sights, blue bolt handle and blue trigger, made in 1990.
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