Sold For: $1,355
Make: Sturm Ruger & Co.
Model: 44 Carbine
Serial Number: 84827
Year of Manufacture: 1963, C&R (https://ruger.com/dataProcess/serialHistory/)
Caliber: .44 Magnum
Action Type: Semi-Automatic Rifle with Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number, “RUGER CARBINE / .44 MAGNUM CAL.” and the Ruger circled eagle logo. The top of the barrel is marked “STURM, RUGER & CO. INC. / SOUTHPORT, CONN, U.S.A.” and with a circled “SR” proof on the top of the chamber.
Barrel Length: Approximately 18 ½”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade with a white insert and is dovetailed into the barrel. The rear sight is a square notched flip-up sight with screws for fine elevation adjustment and is dovetailed into the barrel. The top of the receiver has two pairs of drilled, tapped, and filled holes and the top of the chamber has one pair.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The smooth hardwood stock has a pistol grip, straight comb, and a carbine style-buttplate. The stock has some draglines, compressions, impact marks, and a few scratches. The most notable dragline is on the left side of the butt at the rear. The most noticeable impact mark is on the bottom of the forend sloping into the right side and is at about the midsection. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 13 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The buttplate has some little marks, mainly at the heel and toe. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The receiver has become a bit plum. The receiver has light handling marks. The barrel has a few spots of finish loss from previous oxidation, they are forward of the nose of the forend. There are some draglines and a few very small marks through the finish on the barrel. The barrel has a couple spots of discoloration from previous oxidation. The trigger guard has a few small marks through the finish. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear and easily read. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be required to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The .44 Magnum is well-suited for game up to deer size. In addition to beating the ballistics of the old .44-40 rifle loads, long considered a top deer cartridge, the heavy, flat point bullets typically used in the .44 Magnum have an additional advantage: they aren’t as prone to deflection and bullet upset by contact in brush as are the thin jacketed light bullets used in most high power rifles. However, because of bullet drop, you might need to keep your distances under 200 yards. It would seem the gun would be great for use hunting pigs where fast multiple shots are often required against fast running, hard to stop targets, or for deer in densely wooded areas at closer ranges. The 44 Carbine is one of Ruger’s really neat designs over their long history and would be great for just about any gun fan, shooters and collectors alike. This one has a great bore and mechanics and about 95% of its original finish. These have been out of production for quite a long time, so drop a bid today! Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable? (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS): This C&R rifle CAN be transferred in California. All C&R firearms must be transferred through your local dealer OR at our Simi Valley location; we cannot ship directly to a C&R holder in California. Out of state residents can disregard this section – your local laws apply.