Dating ruger firearms serial number
by Boge Quinn August 13th, 2003 We gets lots of questions about old Rugers.It should be fairly obvious to our readers by now that we are great fans of William B.Ruger and his fine firearms, so lots of folks must figure we're the guys to ask about that Old Model Super Blackhawk from the pawn shop or dad's old Bearcat.The most common question we are asked is "When was my Ruger Made? Ruger's great newly-redesigned web site has the answer.[The following information is taken from the Ruger #1 Product History web page.] The chart shows the approximate first serial number shipped for the indicated year.
It will give all the letter gun production dates as well as how to determine year of manufacture after the letter gun ceased.I'm an avid hunter and outdoorsman and one of my passions is predator hunting, especially coyotes. marlin golden original 39M with two different serial numbers.I have become an accomplished caller and really enjoy getting out every opportunity I can to do so. the one on the tang starts at 25 and the inside starts with 26, is this normal?It is not necessarily the very first serial number shipped, but it can be used to determine the approximate year your Ruger firearm was shipped.
Ruger does not produce firearms in serial number order.
I was mainly just curious as to its vintage, but that was just as I stated for curiosity purposes.