1948 Ruger .22 semi - auto

1948 Ruger .22 semi - auto

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    1948 Ruger .22 semi - auto

    Hey guys,
    Need some help from you Ruger guys out there. The item in question is a Ruger .22 cal that looks like a Luger.Man selling it says serial numbers start with 48 claiming it was made in 1948. Comes with 2 clips and says it shoots great. Any info would be great. Picture sent looks to be in pretty good shape.

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    Wink Ruger

    Sturm Ruger started production in 1949.As always,buy the gun,not the story.
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    A Ruger Standard, perhaps? But Ruger started selling these in 1949.

    If it is a 48xxxx, it may have been made in 1952.

    Try here:

    Ruger Standard and Mark I Serial Number History

    or here

    Ruger Instruction Manuals & Product History

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    agreed, there is no such thing as a 1948 ruger since they weren't making them yet. I would be weary of anything this guy says but that doesn't mean it's not a good gun.
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    If it's in really nice condition buy it but, don't pay too much for it.

    Keep in mind that its a Ruger and not a Luger and they were not high dollar guns.

    I'm not sure what "collector" value it woulld have.

    They are very nice, accurate, fun shooting pistols but, they pop up around here in good used condition all the time.
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    By the way, unless there is a particularly interesting provenance, or unless the gun is in MINT condition, I wouldn't pay more than a couple of hundred bucks, at most. Ruger has been making this line of pistols since day one, and, being well made pistols, the old ones are not that rare. They tend to keep going and going if well cared for.

    But that is just me. If it has some intrinsic value to you for some special reason, then by all means. I have a old Marlin 39A that I paid way too much for, and decision that I do not regret.

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    Print this and show it to the seller.

    In 1954 they cost $37. & some change. Offer him $50.00 for it since it has an extra magazine.

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    If it was clean (blue wear with no pitting) functional and reliable, I would put a couple hundred dollars on it .... if in fact it was a "48" (1952) serial number! That would be my top dollar limit. I'd offer $100 and see what happens.

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    Hey everyone,
    Thanks for the info on the Ruger,can always count on you guys.Other then needing a good cleaning, the gun was actually in decent shape. Shot several rounds through it with no problems.Got it for $50 bucks and a case of Budwiser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tclance View Post
    Hey everyone,
    Thanks for the info on the Ruger,can always count on you guys.Other then needing a good cleaning, the gun was actually in decent shape. Shot several rounds through it with no problems.Got it for $50 bucks and a case of Budwiser.
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    50 bucks and a case of Bud??? You done good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tclance View Post
    Hey everyone,
    Thanks for the info on the Ruger,can always count on you guys.Other then needing a good cleaning, the gun was actually in decent shape. Shot several rounds through it with no problems.Got it for $50 bucks and a case of Budwiser.
    TC
    You should be ashamed of yourself you stole that gun. But if you and the seller are happy who cares. IIRC the early guns had red eagles until the death of Strum when they were changed to black in his memory.
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    You owe me a beer. I know you printed that ad and showed it to the guy.

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    The gun was free.....the $50.00 was what he charged you to take the case of Bud off your hands!
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