SOLD FOR: $1828
Model: M77 Gunsite Scout (Model #06821, Cat. No. M77-LGS)
Serial Number: 680-95971
Year of Manufacture: 2017 (Ruger Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .308 Winchester
Action Type: Magazine-Fed Bolt-Action Rifle
Markings: The stop of the barrel is marked “STURM, RUGER & CO. INC., SOUTHPORT, CONN U.S.A.”. The right side of the barrel is marked “308 WIN” and a Ruger proof mark. The right side of the receiver is marked with the serial number, “680-95971”, and “RUGER GUNSITE SCOUT”. The bolt is serial-matching, hand-scribed “95971”.
Barrel Length: 18 1/2”, 20 1/2” with brake
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade with protective ears integral to a banded base that is pinned to the barrel. The rear sight is a protected peep sight fixed to the rear rib notch. The barrel is drilled, tapped and filled with a picatinny rail on which is mounted a Burris Scout 2.75×20 scope. The scope body is free of any notable wear or damage, the glass is clear, and overall, the scope rates in Fine-plus condition.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a one-piece checkered “black” laminate wood with semi pistol grip, fluted straight comb, and a serrated black rubber buttpad with two of the three included spacers installed. There are QD sling swivels on the belly of the buttstock and forend. There are minor handling marks, but otherwise this rifle is free of any notable wear or damage. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP is presently 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The buttpad has minor wear with a few spots of light discoloration. Overall, the stock is in Fine-plus condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The receiver has a few minor nicks, the barrel has a few light nicks nearer to the brake. The screws have light tool marks and strong slots, and all markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in Fine-to-Excellent 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 Gunsite Scout includes its serial-matching Ruger box, one (1) 10-round box magazine, and various factory paperwork including the manual.
Our Assessment: Ruger introduced the Gunsite Scout in 2011, developed with Gunsite Academy. The concept of a Scout Rifle was developed by Jeff Cooper as a do-all rifle. The gun would be relatively short, lightweight, chambered in a reasonably powerful cartridge with fast-acquisition sights. Ruger’s Gunsite Scout fits most of these criteria while going above and beyond with a detachable box magazine, allowing for faster reloading than Jeff Cooper’s original ideal. This rifle rates in Fine-to-Excellent condition with some faint wear on the barrel and receiver, a great bore, and its original packaging. Especially wonderful is that this example is oriented for left-handed shooters. There are many upgrades available in case you want to tinker with the platform a little, and ammunition should be easy to come by. Good luck and happy bidding!