SOLD FOR: $1080.99
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Serial Number: 771-07621
Year of Manufacture: 1987 (RUGER Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: 6mm Remington
Action Type: Internal Magazine-Fed Bolt-Action Rifle
Markings: The stop of the barrel is marked “STURM, RUGER & CO. INC., SOUTHPORT, CONN U.S.A.”. The left side of the barrel is marked “6MM REM” and a Ruger proof mark. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number, “771-07621”, and “RUGER M77®”. The bolt is serial matching, and hand-scribed “07621 / S”. The rubber buttpad and grip cap are marked with the company’s phoenix logo.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights/Optics: There is no provision for iron sights on this rifle. The receiver rib is cut for Ruger rings which have attached a Leupold Vari-X III 6.5-20x scope with a duplex reticle. There are light handling marks, but otherwise the scope is free of notable wear or damage. The glass is fairly clear, and overall, the scope rates in Fine condition.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a one-piece wood with checkered black-capped pistol grip and forend, fluted straight comb, and orange rubber Ruger buttpad. There are sling studs on the belly of the buttstock and forend. Either side of the forend has a few light nicks and compressions. The right side has a more notable nick below the ejection port. The checkering is sharp. 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 light wear with spots of minor discoloration and minor scuffing along the outer edge. The rubber is a little dry. 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 96% of its metal finish. The barrel has intermittent minor nicks and a few spots of very mild scuffing and staining. The receiver has some scuff wear in the areas around the scope mounts. The action has light operational wear. The screws show light tool marks and strong slots, and all markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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 M77 includes the Leupold scope as described above.
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, and featured simplified ejector updates and a newly designed safety system. This rifle dates back to 1987, a few years before the first major M77 re-tooling in 1991, and retains that classic and classy Ruger look, with rich bluing and a handsome dark walnut stock. In Fine condition and largely free of notable wear, this 34 year old firearm will be a fine addition to your collection. The Leupold scope, the heavy barrel, and being chambered for 6mm Remington make this rifle ideal for large varmints and bigger game such as deer. Good luck and happy bidding!