SOLD FOR: $1,201
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Serial Number: 703-37481
Year of Manufacture: 2006 (https://ruger.com/dataProcess/serialHistory/)
Caliber: .17 Mach 2 (NOT HMR)
Action Type: Detachable Magazine Fed Bolt Action Rifle
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number and “RUGER 77/17” followed by the Ruger logo. The top of the barrel is marked with Rugers two-line warning address. The left side of the barrel is marked “17 M2”. The bolt is hand-marked “37481” and the base of the bolt handle is hand-marked “2”.
Barrel Length: 20”
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights, but the receiver is cut in three locations for Ruger rings a pair of which comes included with this rifle.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a one-piece checkered wood stock with a pistol grip, metal grip cap, and a fluted straight comb. There are blued sling swivel studs at the front and rear of the stock on the bottom. The stock has no major defects, just light handling wear. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 13 5/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the textured solid black rubber Ruger buttpad. The buttpad displays some light wear at the heel and tow but no gashes or tears. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The bolt knob and the bolt plug have some little rubs and scuffs. Aside from these defects, there is only light handling and operational wear. The screw heads are undamaged. The markings are strong. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This rifle features a three-position safety. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle comes with pair of Ruger rings, 10-round rotary magazine, paperwork including the manual, and a serial matching box. The magazine has some light wear form standard use, an impact mark on the right sideand the rear is starting to separate from the body. The mag rates in about Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: The Ruger 77/22 is a bolt-action rimfire rifle chambered for the .22 Long Rifle, .22 WMR, or .22 Hornet and is the basis for the 77/17 platform. It has a removable rotary magazine which allows the magazine to fit flush with the bottom of the stock. The 77/22 was introduced in 1983 and was based on the centerfire Model 77 Mark II. The Ruger 77/17 came out in 2002 and uses the same rotary magazine design with a short bolt stroke and three-position safety but is chambered in .17 HMR, .17 Winchester Super Magnum, .17 Hornet, and .17 Mach 2 as this one is. Unlike other models, the 77/17 does not have sights. This one was made in 2006 and looks like it hardly ever left the box. The rifle comes with a 10 round rotary magazine which sits flush in the action and is interchangeable with 10/22 magazines; odds are, you already have a 10/22, making this a nice bolt action addition to the collection. Please see our pictures and good luck!