SOLD FOR: $2525
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: M77 (77R)
Serial Number: 70-25116
Year of Manufacture: 1970 (Ruger Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .270 Winchester
Action Type: Internal Magazine-Fed Bolt-Action Rifle
Markings: The stop of the barrel is marked “STURM, RUGER & CO. INC., SOUTHPORT, CONN U.S.A.”. The left side of the barrel is marked “270 WIN” and with a Ruger proof mark. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number, “70-25116”, and “RUGER M77®”. The bolt is serial matching, and hand-scribed “25116”. The rubber buttpad and grip cap are marked with the company’s 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.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a one-piece wood with checkered pistol grip and forend, fluted straight comb, and orange rubber Ruger buttpad. There are sling studs on the belly of the buttstock and forend. There are minor nicks and dings scattered throughout, and most are notable on the forend nose. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP is 13 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The buttpad is rather dry and has minor wear at the heel and toe. The rubber is rather dry. Overall, the stock rates in Very Good-plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is a bit of minor erosion near to the muzzle and spots of light surface oxidation scattered about.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The receiver has just a few minor edge nicks. The bolt has light operational wear. 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: None.
Our Assessment: The Ruger M77 is a robust Bolt-Action rifle designed in 1968 by L. James Sullivan during his short three-years of work with Ruger. Intended to be a modernized Mauser 98, and featured simplified ejector updates and a newly designed safety system. This rifle dates back to 1970, the third year of production and well before the first major M77 re-tooling in 1991. It retains that classic Ruger look. In Fine-plus condition, this rifle does virtually no wear. It is chambered in .270 Winchester, ideal for medium sized game or small bear! Now, ready, aim, bid!