Ruger Deerfield Carbine 99/44 99-44 06301 .44 Magnum Semi-Auto Rifle, 2002

Sold for $2001.00

Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.

Model: Deerfield Carbine (99/44) [Model #06301]

Serial Number: 630-14191

Year of Manufacture: 2002 (RUGER Serial Number Lookup)

Caliber: .44 Magnum

Action Type: Detachable Magazine-Fed Semi Automatic Rifle

Markings: The top of the barrel is marked with a two-line Ruger warning. The top of the polymer handguard is marked with the company’s phoenix logo, “RUGER” in a vertical orientation, and “®”. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number, “630-14191”, “RUGER DEERFIELD® CARBINE”. The top of the receiver behind the rear sight is marked “.44 MAGNUM”.

Barrel Length: 18 1/2”

Sights/Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade dovetailed into a banded base that is pinned to the barrel. The rear sight is a flip-up peep sight that is adjustable for elevation dovetailed into the receiver at the rear. The receiver rib is notched for the included Ruger rings that have attached a Tasco Pronghorn 4x scope with duplex reticle. The scope has minor handling wear and fairly clear glass.

Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a one-piece smooth wood with semi-pistol grip, straight comb, and black plastic carbine-style buttplate. There are sling studs on the belly of the buttstock and the barrel band. The stocks have minor handling wear with only a few scattered small marks. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The buttplate has minor wear at the heel and toe. Overall, the stock rates in Fine-plus condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The action has light operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screws show minor toolmarks with 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, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork and Accessories: This Deerfield Carbine includes the following:

—one (1) 4-shot magazine

—the scope as described above

Our Assessment: The .44 Magnum is well-suited for game up to elk size. In addition to beating the ballistics of the old .44-40 rifle loads, long considered a top deer cartridge, the heavy, flat point bullets typically used in the .44 Magnum have an additional advantage: they aren’t as prone to deflection and bullet upset by contact in brush as are the thin jacketed light bullets used in most modern rifles. However, because of bullet drop, you might need to keep your distances under 200 yards. It would seem the Perfect use for this rifle has got to be hunting pigs where fast multiple shots are often required against fast running, hard to stop targets. This Ruger Deerfield Carbine is in Fine-plus condition, showing signs of limited and responsible use. It comes with a single magazine and a 4x scope to get you started and should prove to be a great hunting rifle for the lucky winner. Please see our photos and good luck!