SOLD FOR: $1201
Model: M77 Mark II (Model #07855)
Serial Number: 780-34406
Year of Manufacture: 1992 (Ruger Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .308 Winchester
Action Type: Internal Magazine-Fed Bolt-Action Rifle
Markings: The stop of the barrel is marked with a Ruger warning and “STURM, RUGER & CO. INC., SOUTHPORT, CONN U.S.A.”. The left side of the barrel is marked with “.308 WIN” and a Ruger proof mark. The left side of the receiver is marked “780-34406”, and “RUGER M77 ® MARK II”. The bolt is serial matching, and hand-scribed “34406” and initials that can not be seen clearly. The grip cap and buttpad are marked with a Ruger phoenix logo.
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights/Optics: Express sights are set into the barrel. The front sight is beaded brass blade in-line dovetailed to a banded base that is fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a flip-up u-notch with white triangle that is adjustable for elevation dovetailed into a base screwed to the barrel. The receiver is cut for Ruger rings (not included).
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a one-piece walnut with checkered pistol grip and forend, straight comb, and black rubber Ruger buttpad. There are QD sling swivels on the buttstock and forend. The belly of the buttstock shows a few light nicks, the grip cap shows light wear on its edges, and there are scattered minor nicks most notable on the right side of the forend near the checkering. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP is 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The buttpad shows minor wear from handling with a few light scuffs on the outer edge. Overall, the stock rates in Fine-plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: 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. There are light handling marks and the front sight platform and receiver have taken on a distinct plum hue, but otherwise this rifle has no additional notable wear or damage. The screws show light tool marks and strong slots, and all markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in Fine-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork and Accessories: This rifle includes a black nylon weave sling that shows light handling wear, some light thinning on the buckles, and rates in Fine condition.
Our Assessment: The Ruger M77 is a robust Bolt-Action rifle designed in 1968 by L. James Sullivan during his short three-years of work with Ruger. Intended to be a modernized Mauser 98, it featured simplified ejector updates and a newly designed safety system. This rifle dates back to 1992, and features changes made in the first major re-tooling this series underwent, including a three-position safety and an open bolt-face. In Fine-plus overall condition, this rifle is in excellent shape. Good luck and happy bidding!