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Old 06-28-2020, 04:06 PM
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Been searching these past 12 months for a Ruger 1953 Standard. I've come across a few, but very poor conditions and excessive asking $$$ drove me away. This "in great overall condition" 1953 4.75" was being offered without the rear dovetail sight, thus believe it kept bidders away. Picked up a rear sight for cheap, then won the Standard bid for under 2 Franklins! It needed a little TLC (touch up bluing areas, deep cleaning, tightening up loose main spring lug fit), but overall the crisp 2.5# pull, easy bolt racking, trouble free feeding and dead accuracy @ 50 yds (w\CCI Mini Mags) means my wait seems to have paid off!

Now when asked my age at the hunting camp, I''ll state, "just as old as she...just check the SN"!!

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Old 06-28-2020, 05:22 PM
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I would like a birth year Standard as well, but unfortunately I pre-date them.

Really nice find!
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Old 06-28-2020, 07:18 PM
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Nice pickup, looks great! Congratulations on a fine addition to your MK collection.
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Very nice! I accidentally bought a birth year (54) a few years ago,but it cost me more than two bills
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Thanks everyone...Great looking 54' ARJ!!

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I would like a birth year Standard as well, but unfortunately I pre-date them.

Really nice find!
Me too.
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You know I have always heard how people like the shorter barrels. I have never ever been interested in them until I bought my 4.75" standard. I just love that thing. It is such a great shooter, and very accurate.

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That one you have is a beautiful.
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You know I have always heard how people like the shorter barrels. I have never ever been interested in them until I bought my 4.75" standard. I just love that thing. It is such a great shooter, and very accurate.

Theo98,

That one you have is a beautiful.
Thanks Jeff!

Yep, accuracy is somewhat surprising...also hitting targets @100 yds...iron sights...hand-held shooting!!

A 4.75" barrel may not be accurate enough for competition, but what a field/woods pliker!!!

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There’s something about the balance of the 4 3/4” barrel that makes it very easy to shoot accurately.I shoot better with it than with any other handgun I have
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