SOLD FOR: $1282
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: All Weather 77/22 (Model #07019)
Serial Number: 702-58046
Year of Manufacture: .22 (RUGER Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .17 HRM, Hornady Rimfire Magnum (this rifle has been re-barreled from the original .22 WMRF. Traditionally referred to as .17 HMR, the custom barrel is marked as described below.)
Action Type: Magazine Fed Bolt-Action Rifle. Please note, all first party 10/22 magazines are compatible with this rifle.
Markings: The left barrel shoulder is marked “SHILEN .17 HRM”. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number “702-58046”, “RUGER ALL WEATHER 77/22”, “®”, and a Ruger trademark logo. The bolt is serial-matching, and is hand-scribed “58046”. The buttpad is marked with the Ruger trademark.
Barrel Length: 24” Shilen custom barrel
Sights/Optics: There is no provision for iron sights on this rifle. The receiver rib is notched for the included Ruger rings which have mounted in them a 2.5-7x Weaver RV-7 Classic scope with a duplex reticle. The scope body is free of wear, the glass is fairly clear, and overall the scope is in Fine condition.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is one-piece smooth wood with a textured black rubber buttpad, fluted straight comb, semi-pistol grip, and sling studs front and rear. Minor nicks are scattered about the wood, most are difficult to see, a few on the left side of the forend are more notable. The LOP measures 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. Apart from some very minor discoloration, the buttpad is free of any notable wear or damage. Overall, the stock is in Fine-plus condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel Custom Barrel with a Ruger Target Gray Receiver
Finish Originality: Original to the parts.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion, but there are a few spots of minor stubborn fouling here and there.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The receiver rib and notches have light operational wear. There are very light hairline nicks and scuffs dotted along the barrel. The action has only minor operational wear with the bolt head having a few minor nicks through the finish. The screws have minor toolmarks with strong slots, and all markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Fine-to-Excellent condition, as customized.
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 the Weaver scope as described above and one (1) 10-round rotary magazine.
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 the final 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. On offer here is a customized All-Weather variant from 2002. The previous owner kitted this out to be a more-than-decent varmint gun, adding a custom .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire Shilen barrel and a good Weaver scope. A capable combination of the best aspects of the 10/22 and the M77, the 77/22 is a wonderful all-around target plinker. Good luck and happy bidding!