Ruger Donates .44 Carbine Rifle To Benefit SASP

January 22, 2018

Ruger has donated a 25th Anniversary .44 Carbine Rifle to benefit the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) and their Scholastic Action Shooting Program. The firearm is being auctioned on, serial number is 103-12756 and the rollmark date is September 29, 1982. The auction ends on January 24, 2018. To bid on this carbine rifle, click here.

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Back in 1985 Ruger announced that after 25 years of continuous production, it would stop manufacturing the famous Model 44 autoloading carbine. They offered a Special Edition of 1,800, 25th Anniversary .44 Carbine rifles to celebrate the close of an era. The anniversary rifle was listed in the 1985 catalog and the suggested retail price was $495.00.

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Ruger .44 Carbine Rifle Features:

  • Compact design and classic lines
  • Rollmarked “1961 – 1985 ~ 25th ANNIVERSARY” on the barrel
  • American walnut stock with a barrel band at the front of the forend
  • Specially designed nickel silver medallion set into the walnut stock
  • A folding-leaf rear sight with a reversible U/square notch plate adjustable for elevation
  • Gold bead front sight
  • Frame is drilled and tapped for scope mounts
  • Curved, metal butt plate and tubular magazine that holds four cartridges
  • Will ship in a special Anniversary box
  • Includes original manual, purchaser record card, and a “Firearms Safety Depends on You” booklet

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Ruger has committed to supporting the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) through a series of auctions running through mid-April, with a new auction beginning each Wednesday at 12:30 pm EST. Upcoming auctions will include older New Model single-actions, some P-Series pistols, and a few rare “one-of-a-kind” sample firearms!

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