SOLD FOR: $1027.53
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: Mark II Competition Target (#00186)
Serial Number: 224-90537
Year of Manufacture: 2002 (RUGER Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked with a two-line Ruger warning. The left side of the receiver is marked “RUGER”, and “.22 CAL. LONG RIFLE / MARK II TARGET”. The right side of the receiver is marked with “COMPETITION TARGET MODEL” and the serial number “224-90537”.
Barrel Length: 6 7/8” Slab-Side Barrel with a Recessed Crown
Sights/Optics: The front sight is an under-cut blade integral to a base screwed to the front of the barrel. The receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled for a Ruger rail (rail and rings included). The rear sight is a square notch adjustable for windage and elevation dovetailed to the rear of the receiver. The notch has an outline cut, but it is not filled with paint.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered wood laminate. The upper area of the left panel is smooth and features a prominent thumb rest. The right panel has a red eagle logo medallion. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright, the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are some areas of stubborn dried grease, but this appears to be from the factory and we have elected to leave it in place. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: This pistol comes in a gray plastic Ruger snap-case with serial-matching label, a total of two 10-round magazines, optic rail, Ruger rings, and an assortment of factory paperwork including manual.
Our Assessment: Modeled after Japanese Nambu pistols, the Standard Model pistol is a distinct firearm. Designed in the Ruger founder’s garage, funded by a friend impressed with the design and willing to take a chance, the standard came to be like so many distinctly American things: through will and ingenuity. And it paid off. The Standard was in production for forty years, and the pattern is as of 2022 in its fifth iteration with the Mark IV and saw several wonderful designs in between, each having become in its way one of the most popular and reliable pistols in America. The Pistol on offer here is a Mark II Competition Target from 2002 and is in Excellent condition, appearing to have spent more time in its factory packaging than out. The Competition Target is one of the most accurate of the Mark series pistols and will serve well as a target pistol, plinker, or guarden guardian. A collector may even want to just keep it as is, an excellent example of the KMK678GC looking like it just came out of the factory. Good luck, and happy bidding!