James Sullivan is not a well-known name in many gun circles. He was one of the driving forces behind the M16, Stoner 63 assault rifles and the Ultimax 100 light machinegun.One of the other weapons he worked on, and one that shows elements of all of these designs was the Ruger Mini-14.They offer a free conversion for the old model single sixes where they install a transfer bar (I think) to prevent it from going off if it is loaded with six and is dropped on the hammer. The 22 WRM chambering was introduced in 59 as 22 WRM only with a bore size of .224".22 lr only Single Sixes had a .222" bore at that time. As someone else mentioned, it is pre convertable, so it only came with the 22lr cylinder. It has the XR3 grip frame, and the hard rubber grips. The ejector rod housing is steel, as opposed to aluminium on later models.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.It will fire from a box magazine of 5, 10, 20, or 40 rounds or in a single shot mode without the magazine inserted.The military style diopter sight, reminiscent of that of the M-1 carbine, make quick close shooting possible. When the Mini was first marketed in the 1970s, surplus M-1 carbines could be had very cheaply and most men in the 20 to 50 age group had spent a year or two either in the peacetime military or wartime service behind the sights of an M-1.
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Running a close second in popularity to "When was my Ruger made?
" is the next question that naturally follows: "What is my Ruger worth?
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 necessarily produce firearms in serial number order.