SOLD FOR: $1000
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: P94DC (Model #03088)
Serial Number: 308-49257
Year of Manufacture: 1997 (Ruger Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Action Type: Single Action and Double Action SA/DA Semi Automatic Pistol with Ambidextrous Decocker and Magazine Release, and Red Dot Laser Integral to the Dust Cover
Markings: The portion of the barrel visible through the ejection port is marked on the right side “9mm x 19” along with a Ruger proof mark. The left side of the slide is marked “RUGER / P94DC” and “DECOCK / ONLY” with a downward indicator arrow in between. The right side of the slide is marked “STURM, RUGER & CO. INC. / SOUTHPORT, CONN U.S.A.”. The right side of the frame is marked with a three-line Ruger warning and the serial number, “308-49257”. Both grip panels are marked with the Ruger phoenix logo and “RUGER”.
Barrel Length: 4 1/8”
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade with a white dot pinned to a base that is integral to the slide. The rear sight is a square-notch with two white dots adjustable for elevation that is dovetailed to the slide. There is a red-dot laser that is integral to the dust cover. The laser does not function.
Stock Configuration, and Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered polymer panels. The grips show light handling marks with minor nicks mostly in the smooth areas. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in Fine-plus condition.
Type of Finish: Ruger Target Grey with Alloy Frame
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion, but there is minor stubborn fouling in the grooves.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 97% of its metal finish. The action shows light operational wear and there are a few minor nicks on the dust cover and edge of the frame on the left. Screws show minor tool marks with sharp slots and all markings are clear. Overall, this pistol rates in Fine-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double action is smooth, the single-action is crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: This pistol includes a Black and Yellow Ruger clamshell box, two (2) 9-round magazines, and assorted factory paperwork including the manual in a white envelope. The box has only light wear from storage and handling and overall it rates in Fine condition. Both magazines have only light operational wear, have strong springs, intact feed lips, and rate in Fine condition.
Our Assessment: The Ruger P-series was intended for military and police use, as well as home and personal defense. Produced from 1985 to 2013, the design traded compactness for rugged construction, and as such the pistols do tend to look very much of the decade in which they were designed—but hey, everything old is new again, and this P94DC manufactured in 1997 is no exception. It is in Fine overall condition with a bright bore, strong mechanics, hardly any wear, and has two magazines and a factory box. Good luck and happy bidding!