SOLD FOR: $1004
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: 77/22 (Model #07015)
Serial Number: 701-67242
Year of Manufacture: 1993 (RUGER Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .22 WMR (Winchester Magnum Rimfire)
Action Type: 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 is marked “.22 WIN MAG R.F.” and a proof mark. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number “701-67242”, “RUGER 77/22”, “®”, and a Ruger phoenix logo. The bolt is serial-matching, and is hand-scribed “67242 / AD”. The grip cap and buttplate are marked with the Ruger phoenix logo.
Barrel Length: 20”
Sights/Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The receiver rib is notched for the included Ruger rings.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a one-piece checkered wood with pistol grip, straight comb, and black rubber buttpad. There are sling studs on the belly of the buttstock and the underside of the forend. Beyond minor handling marks, a few very minor dings on either side of the forend below the receiver, the wood is free of any additional notable wear or damage. The LOP measures 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The buttpad is free of any notable wear or damage. Overall, the stock is in Fine-to-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
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. The edges of the receiver rib have a few minor nicks through the finish—this qualifies more as operational wear. A few minor nicks the underside of the barrel near the tip. The bolt handle has a bit of light finish loss. The screws have minor toolmarks with strong slots, and all markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Fine-toExcellent 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 77/22 includes one (1) 10-round rotary magazine, a non-matching white Ruger factory box, a pair of Ruger rings in their original packaging, and a manual.
Our Assessment: Ruger’s own ad-copy: “Developed in response to increasing shooter interest in quality, the new Ruger .22 caliber bolt-action rifle tips the scale at just under six pounds and has been developed to provide the small bore shooter with a compact feather-weight arm that delivers the performance, reliability, and luxury features characteristic of the finest high-powered big-game rifles.” Often these types of statements are boisterous and attention getting and when the rubber meets the road, or the finger depresses the trigger, one realizes the maker’s own assessment can fall short of the actual quality of their product. Not so with Ruger. As a company, Ruger has to this day an amazing ability to zero in on what the market is lacking and turn their leviathan-like production power to making a damned fine rifle that pleases shooters, serious and casual alike. This 77/22 is the 77/22-R (later versions such as the 77/22-R-S had iron sights and scope rings), and has that classic, handsome Ruger look, with fine checkering and rich bluing. A capable combination of the best aspects of the 10/22 and the M77, the 77/22 is a wonderful all-around target plinker. Chambered for .22 WMR, and equipped with Ruger rings, it will also make for a fine varmint rifle with the addition of a scope. Good luck and happy bidding!