SOLD FOR: $1000
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: M77 Mark II (Model #07937)
Serial Number: 792-17072
Year of Manufacture: 2006 (RUGER Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .30-06 SPRG
Action Type: Internal Magazine-Fed Bolt-Action Rifle
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked with a Ruger warning and “STURM, RUGER & CO. INC., SOUTHPORT, CONN U.S.A.”. The left side of the barrel is marked with “30-06 SPRG” under a Ruger proof mark. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number, “792-17072”, and “RUGER M77 ® MARK II”. The bolt is serial matching, hand-scribed “17072”. The buttpad is marked with the Ruger phoenix logo.
Barrel Length: 22”
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 Leupold Vari-X IIc 3-9x scope with a duplex reticle. The scope body has just a few very minor nicks, the glass is clear, and overall the scope is in Fine-plus condition.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a one-piece smooth wood with semi-pistol-grip, fluted straight comb, and a black rubber Ruger buttpad. There are sling studs on the belly of the buttstock and the underside of the forend. Light dings dot the siders of the foredn and the left side of the buttstock has one more notable compression near the comb. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP is 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The buttpad is free of any notable damage. Overall, the stock is in Fine-to-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
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. Very minor nicks dot the metal and are visible mostly on the underside of the barrel and on a few of the receiver edges. The bolt-handle has very minor operational wear, with the bolt itself and the action having scattered light operational build-up/fouling. The screws have light tool marks and strong slots, and all markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in Fine-plus 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: The Ruger rings mentioned above, along with the scope.
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 as a modernized Mauser 98, it featured simplified ejector updates and a newly designed safety system—gone is the grip tang switch, replaced with a switch situated to the right of the bolt. This rifle dates back to 2006. This example features a 22” barrel chambered for .30-06 Springfield set into a handsome stock, making for a fine rifle suited to taking down varmints and for general target practice! Good luck and happy bidding!