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Old 01-24-2003, 11:39 AM
Richard Easley

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In 1967 I purchased the pictured Ruger and have never been able to get much information about this modification. Does anyone know who, what where and/or why? Thanks!

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Old 01-24-2003, 12:11 PM
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Lightbulb Hmmmmm....

Don't know about this particular gun but I can take a semi-educated guess. Ruger, upon occasion, has been known to do "special" producton runs of certain guns for certain distributors. The new Wal-Mart 10/22 "Rifle" (not carbine) is just one example of this. Ruger made TONS of specially made 2 tone P-Series pistols for Davidson's, a distributor in Scottsdale, AZ.

The key is getting some info on Hannen's. If they're still kickin' and you can dig up a number (SOMEBODY around here has to have some info) and get in touch with them, they can probably give you some background on the gun. That failing, Ruger may be able to help you out.

NICE checkering pattern!
Hope this helps a bit!

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Old 01-24-2003, 02:04 PM

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Thumbs up -> Hanen Sportsman <-

Richard Easley,

It would appear that you have one of ~ 200 "Hanen Sportsman" 10/22's modified by Joseph Hanen, the president and owner of "Dayton Gun Headquarters" in the mid 60's [1966 - 1968]. All models were characterized as having triggers stoned to 1 1/2 lbs., lead added to the forearm and to the butt stock to increase the weight and improve the balance. The barrels were hand stamped: " -> Hanen Sportsman <- ".

It is probably worth quite a bit to a "Ruger" collector. Very few of these rifles have ever surfaced.....! !

Contact the "Ruger Collectors Association" for a better appraisal of its value.

Or, go to the "Ruger Forum" and Post the information in the "Vintage Rugers" Forum Room......! !

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Good Luck, and let us know what you find out about your unique piece.....
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