SOLD FOR: $1227.25
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: M77 Original Tang Safety Model
Serial Number: 71-59004
Year of Manufacture: 1975 (RUGER Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: 7mm Remington Magnum (7mm Rem. Mag.)
Action Type: Internal Magazine-Fed Bolt-Action Rifle
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked with a warning over “STURM, RUGER & CO. INC., SOUTHPORT, CONN. U.S.A.”. The left side of the barrel shank is marked “7mmREM.MAG.”. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number, “71-59004”, and “RUGER M77”. The scope is marked “LEUPOLD VX-3 6.5-20x50mm” and with the Leupold “L in crosshairs” logo. The scope rings are each marked with the Leupold “L in crosshairs” logo. The bipod is marked “HARRIS 1A2 / ULTA HIGH”. The sling pad is marked “RUGER” and with the company’s phoenix logo.
Barrel Length: Approximately 24 Inches
Sights/Optics: The receiver rib is notched for scope rings. Two tall Leupold scope rings hold the variable power scope to the receiver. The glass appears clear and the power ring functions. The scope tube shows scuffs and small scrapes. Overall the scope assembly is in about Fine Plus condition.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a one-piece thumbhole colored laminate with a ventilated forearm, 2 sling studs and a rubber Boyd’s recoil pad. The stock shows only light marks. A bipod is attached to the front sling stud. The LOP is 14 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. Overall, the stock rates in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The lands are bright. The muzzle and grooves are semi bright. The rifling is sharp. There is fouling at the muzzle and in the grooves which should clean up some. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The metal shows a few small scrapes. The top of the barrel shows a spotted area of discoloration from oxidation. The bottom metal shows small scratches. The screws are intact. Overall, this rifle rates in Very Good Plus to 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: A scope assembly included; see above. The rifle has a bipod and sling attached.
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 is an Original Tang Safety Model made back in 1975. The deep action looks impressive set in the colored laminate stock.This M77 has a strong bore, installed bipod and is topped with a Leupold VX-3 6.5-20x50mm scope. This Ruger M77 should do well out at a distance. Good luck.