SOLD FOR: $1201
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co
Model: 10/22 (Model #06401)
Serial Number: 640-01855
Year of Manufacture: 1997 (RUGER Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .44 Remington Magnum
Action Type: Detachable Magazine-Fed Lever-Action Rifle
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked with a factory warning over “—STURM, RUGER & CO., SOUTHPORT CONN. U.S.A.—”. The left side of the barrel is marked “44 REM MAG” below a Ruger proof stamp. The left side of the receiver is marked “RUGER®”, “MODEL NINETY-SIX”, and with the serial number, “640-01855”. Each magazine is marked on the bottom with the company’s phoenix logo over “RUGER®”.
Barrel Length: 18 1/2”
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade that is dovetailed into a banded base that is fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a flip-up combo u- and v-notch with a white diamond aiming reference that is adjustable for elevation. The serrated receiver rib is notched for the included Ruger rings, which are not installed.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a one-piece smooth wood with semi-pistol grip, straight comb, and a polymer buttplate. There is scattered minor handling wear and a few minor drag lines visible on the left side near to the grip. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 13 1/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has only minor handling wear with a few scuffs at the heel. Overall, the stock rates in Fine-plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blued with Case Color Lever
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion, but there is some stubborn minor fouling scattered in the bore.
Overall Condition: This Ruger Ninety-Six retains about 97% of its original metal finish. The receiver has taken on a light plum hue. The barrel has a scattered minor use-wear and the front sight band has some scuffs on the underside. The case-color is rather faded, but the pattern is still evident. Screws and controls are free of any notable wear or damage. All markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in Fine-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a cross-bolt safety through the trigger guard bow and a brass loaded chamber indicator. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: This 96/44 includes the following:
—a serial-matching Ruger factory box
—five (5) 4-round magazines, three in their original packaging, two loose
—two (2) Ruger rings in their original packaging