Ruger Model Ninety-Six 96 .17 HMR 18.5″ Box Mag Lever Action Rifle MFD 2010

SOLD FOR: $1040

LSB#: 220518DS014

Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.

Model: Ninety-Six

Serial Number: 620-59044

Year of Manufacture: 2010 (RUGER Serial Number Lookup)

Caliber: .17 HMR

Action Type: Box Magazine Fed Lever Action Rifle

Markings: The left of the receiver is marked “RUGER MODEL NINETY-SIX / 620-59044”. The left side of the barrel is marked “17 HMR”. The top of the barrel is marked with Rugers two-line warning.

Barrel Length: 18 1/2”

Sights/Optics: The front sight is a red fiber optic dot and is dovetailed into a base that is itself dovetailed into the barrel band. The rear sight is a flip-up “U” notch with a white diamond aiming reference that is fine-adjustable for elevation. The receiver is drilled and tapped with a rail that has in-line dovetailed an adjustable peep sight.

Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is one-piece smooth wood with a pistol grip, straight comb, and a carbine style buttplate. The stock is free of any notable wear pr damage. 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 is free of wear. The buttplate tang is shy to the wood. Overall, the stock is in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blued with Black Alloy

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore, but a very minor dusting of fouling can be seen.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a few nicks running along the length of the barrel. The action shows minor operational wear. The markings are clear. The screwheads are sharp. Overall, this rifle is in Fine-plus-to-Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: A 10-round magazine and an additional optic rail (no optic is 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 (as is the case with this fine example), 96/22 for .22 LR, 96/22M for .22 Magnum and 96/44 for .44 Magnum. All four models have a hard wood stock. This example is chambered for .17 HMR and is in Fine-plus-to-Excellent condition. Good luck and happy bidding!

Ruger Model Ninety-Six 96 .17 HMR 18.5" Box Mag Lever Action Rifle MFD 2010
Ruger Model Ninety-Six 96 .17 HMR 18.5″ Box Mag Lever Action Rifle MFD 2010