SOLD FOR: $2175
Model: M77 Mark II All-Weather Stainless
Serial Number: 782-10072
Year of Manufacture: 1994 (https://ruger.com/service/productHistory/RI-M77MarkII.html)
Caliber: .338 Winchester Magnum
Action Type: Bolt Action, Controlled Round Feed, Internal Magazine Fed Rifle with Hinged Floorplate
Markings: The top of the barrel has the two line warning and address, the left of the barrel is marked “.338 WIN. MAG.”, the upper left has a Ruger proof. The left of the receiver is marked with the serial number “782-10072” and “RUGER M77® MARK II”. Hand etched on the bolt body is “10072 / ML”. Each side of the buttstock is marked “RUGER” with the Ruger logo.
Barrel Length: 24″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade in-line dovetailed to a banded base at the muzzle. The rear sight is a folding “U”-notch with white diamond aiming reference dovetailed to a base screwed to the rear of the barrel. The rear sight leaf can be reversed to present a square notch. The rear sight is fine adjustable for elevation and drift adjustable for windage. The top of the receiver is cut for Ruger rings and a set of 30mm stainless rings are currently installed holding a Leupold VX R 4-12x40mm with the 4A (German #4) Reticle. The scope is designed with an illuminated reticle, but no battery is included. The scope body has some minor scratches from the scope rings ,otherwise free of any defects. The glass is clear and the magnification adjustment is smooth. The scope is protected by a Leupold neoprene cover.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a synthetic “skeleton” stock with serrated black panels screwed to the sides of the forend and grip, sling swivels mounted front and rear, and a leather Action pad at the rear. We did not remove the leather pad, but looking though the small gap at the toe it looks like the original pad has been removed and a spacer installed. The stock has light-moderate scuffs scattered throughout with a few scattered light nicks and dings, no surprises for a typical hunting rifle. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the replacement buttpad. The pad is in good shape, showing light wear. Overall, the stock is in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are only a few scattered light marks and light operational wear on the bolt. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The installed rings and scope mentioned above are included.
Our Assessment: Ruger began creating the M77 based off of Mauser actions with a few modifications to keep production simple and cost effective for everyone involved. The original M77 had a Mauser-style claw extractor but was a push-feed while the MK II introduced a controlled-feed bolt to the platform. This is a stainless M77 MkII All Weather in a Ruger “skeleton” or “paddle” synthetic stock depending on which side of the Rockies you are hunting on. The rifle has nice back up iron sights currently installed and an excellent scope, leaving you no excuse for not seeing the game. The synthetic stock and stainless finish make for a durable hunting rifle ready for all weather conditions no matter where you are hunting. If you got this far down the description you need to hurry and place a bid before someone else does.