Monday, August 26, 2013

Ruger's Auction To Benefit the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance

Ruger's auction this week offers you a chance to own a real piece of history that will be good for the gun safe, the range, or the trail. This Mk I Standard Pistol was built in 1982, and is one of the last Mk I's made before production of the Mk II began.  In case you are unfamiliar with the differences in these pistols, the Mk I was built from 1949 to 1982  The magazine release is on the heel of the grip.  The Mk II also has the magazine release on the heel, but it has cut-outs on the rear of the receiver that make grasping the ears on the bolt a bit easier.  The Mk III pistols have the magazine release on the left side of the grip, and a magazine safety was added.

You would be hard pressed to find another new Mk I on the market, and folks that have one tend to hang onto them, so figure out your limit, and go bid if you want this gun.

Remember the Ruger 10/22 Race Rifle that was on the block a few weeks back?  One of our blog followers bid and won this fine collectible shooter, and it exceeded expectations; in fact, he says he "Stole It!"  It is apparently a unique gun assembled at the Ruger factory, and never listed in the catalog. 
You can join in the fun simply by creating a GunBroker account, and placing a bid when you see a Ruger firearm that you would like to own. The Mk I pistol this week presents a rare opportunity that you would be unlikely to see if you simply visit a gun shop once in a while, and next week there is another rare firearm ready to whet your appetite.

1 comment:

David aka True Blue Sam said...

UPDATE!! Someone wanted a new Mk I really, really bad:
Current Bid $1,175.00 No Reserve! Started at $250.00
Quantity 1 # of bids 50 Bid History
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