SOLD FOR: $1825
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: 77/22 All Weather (#07023)
Serial Number: 720-62283
Year of Manufacture: 2001 (Ruger Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .22 Hornet
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 HORNET” and a proof mark. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number “720-62283”, “RUGER ALL WEATHER 70/22”, “®”, and a Ruger phoenix logo. The bolt is serial-matching, and is hand-scribed “62283”. The buttpad is marked with the Ruger phoenix logo.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights/Optics: There is no provision for iron sights on this rifle. The receiver rib is notched for the attached Ruger rings which have mounted a Nikon Buckmasters 3-9x scope. The scope body has a few light nicks and scuffs, the glass is clear, and overall it is in Fine condition.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a one-piece smooth wood with semi pistol grip, straight comb, and black rubber buttpad. There are QD sling swivels on the belly of the buttstock and the underside of the forend, and attached a nylon camo pattern sling. Apart from very minor indications of handling, the wood is free of any notable wear or damage. There are no chips or cracks. 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 Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Target Gray
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 barrel has only a handful of very minor nicks that run along the left side. The action has very minor operational wear. The screws have light toolmarks with strong slots, and all markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in 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: One (1) rotary magazine and the scope described above.
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, 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 firearms that please shooters, serious and casual alike. This 77/22 is the All Weather variant finished with Ruger’s own Target Gray. This rifle otherwise has that refined Ruger look. 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 here for .22 Hornet, and equipped with Ruger rings and a scope, it will also make for a fine varmint rifle suitable for medium sized game. Good luck and happy bidding!