SOLD FOR: $1400
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Serial Number: 620-55001
Year of Manufacture: 2006 (https://ruger.com/dataProcess/serialHistory/)
Caliber: .22 WMR
Action Type: Box Magazine Fed Lever Action Rifle
Markings: The left of the receiver is marked “RUGER MODEL NINETY-SIX / 620-55001”. The left side of the barrel is marked “.22 WIN. MAG. R.F.”. The top of the barrel is marked with Rugers two-line warning.
Barrel Length: 18 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade with a serrated rear face and is dovetailed into the barrel. The rear sight is a flip-up “U” notch with a white diamond aim guid that is fine-adjustable for elevation. The rear sight is dovetailed to the barrel. The top of the receiver is installed with a one-piece rail. Equipped to the top of the receiver via two rings is a BSA optic with 4-16x magnification and a duplex reticle. The scope shows a few faint marks and the lenses are clean. The scope rates in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one-piece smooth wood with a pistol grip, straight comb, and a carbine style buttplate. The only visible imperfection is a light compression on the bottom of the forearm. Otherwise, there is no significant wear. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 13 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has some scattered faint draglines. The buttplate tang is shy to the wood. Overall, the stock is in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Black Alloy
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The action shows minor operational wear. There are a couple light nicks on the barrel and lower metal. The markings are clear. The screwheads are sharp. Overall, this rifle is in Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: A 10-round magazine and the previously mentioned scope are included.
Our Assessment: The Ruger Model 96 is a series of lever-action rifles produced by Sturm, Ruger & Co. They featured a short-throw lever action, cross button safety and a visible cocking lever. The 4 different variants of the Model 96 represented the four calibers the rifle came in: 96/17 for .17 HMR, 96/22 for .22 LR, 96/22M for .22 Magnum and 96/44 for .44 Magnum. All four models had a hard wood stock. This example is chambered for .22 Magnum and is in about Fine-Excellent condition. It comes equipped with a BSA scope and one magazine. Please see our photos and good luck!