SOLD FOR: $1275
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: M77 Hawkeye (Model #07195)
Serial Number: 711-79515
Year of Manufacture: 2013 (RUGER Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .25-06 Remington
Action Type: Left-Handed Internal Magazine-Fed Bolt-Action Rifle
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked with a warning over “===RUGER, NEWPORT, NH U.S.A.===”. The right side of the barrel is marked “25.06 REM”. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number, “711-79515”, and “RUGER M77 HAWKEYE®”. The bolt is serial-matching, hand-scribed “79515”. The magazine floorplate is marked with the Ruger phoenix logo over “RUGER”. The grip cap and buttpad are marked with a Ruger phoenix logo.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights/Optics: There is no provision for iron sights on this rifle. The receiver rib is notched for Ruger rings (none included).
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a one-piece checkered gray laminate wood with pistol grip, fluted straight comb, and black rubber Ruger buttpad. There is a sling stud on the belly of the buttstock and one on the underside of the forend. There are very minor handling marks, but otherwise the stock is free of any notable wear or damage. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP is 13 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The buttpad has some minor staining with some scuff wear at the heel and toe. Overall, the stock rates in Fine-plus condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion, but light stubborn fouling persists throughout.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 92% of its metal finish. The barrel is dotted throughout light nicks and drag lines, a few of which are through the finish. The action has light operational wear. The screws have 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: None.
Our Assessment: The Ruger M77 is a robust bolt-action rifle designed in 1968 by L. James Sullivan during his short three-years with Ruger. Intended originally as a modernized Mauser 98, it featured simplified ejector updates and a newly designed safety system. This rifle is quite late-era, dates back only to 2013, well-after all major M77 re-tools. This example is notable for being a left-handed model, rather a rarity. In Fine condition, this rifle is largely free of wear. We’ll say simply, do not hesitate to add this M77 to your collection. Good luck and happy bidding!