Sold For: $1,050.00
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: 77/22 All Weather 07008
Serial Number: 700-83721
Year of Manufacture: 1989 (Ruger Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .22 LR
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 L.R CAL.”. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number “700-83721”, “RUGER ALL WEATHER 70/22”, “®”, and a Ruger trademark. The bolt is serial-matching, hand-scribed, “83721 / GM”
Barrel Length: 20”
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a banded base at the muzzle end of the barrel. The rear sight is a folding “U”-notch dovetailed to the rear end of the barrel with a white diamond reference and is adjustable for elevation. The receiver rib is notched for Ruger rings. No rings are included. No optic is included.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a one-piece skeleton paddle black polymer with inset green serrated panels on the forend and pistol grip, straight comb, and a serrated black rubber buttpad. There are sling swivels on the belly of the buttstock and the underside of the forend. Light scuff wear can be seen throughout the stock, but most notably on either side of the buttstock where heavier scuffs can be seen. The forend nose has light scuff wear. 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 has light handling wear, is slightly discolored from age, and has minor balding at the heel and toe. Overall, the stock is in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
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. The barrel has only a handful of very minor nicks. The upper edges of the receiver have a few light scuffs and residue. The flats of the receiver have a few more notable scuffs on the left side. The action has light operational wear along with a bit of stubborn residue, most likely grease. The screws show light toolmarks with strong slots, and all markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Fine 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.
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 with a Stainless finish and black composite stock. A capable combination of the best aspects of the 10/22 and the M77, the 77/22 is a wonderful all-around target plinker, and the 20” barrel here will make varmint hunting even easier. Good luck and happy bidding!