Ruger dating serial number
To help you determine the year made, find your serial number and then select a link from those below to sites that offer serial dates.The Blue Book of Used Gun Values offers serial numbers for the following makers: AYA, Boss & Co., Ltd, Browning, EJ Churchill, Colt, Colt Black Powder 2nd Gen, John Dickson & Son, AH Fox, German early Date Codes, German Modern Date Codes, Stephen Grant, WW Greener, Harrington & Richardson, High Standard, Holland & Holland, Italian Year of Mfg.The outward style of the firearm, ostensibly a shortened version of the M-14 battle rifle, gave it the name “Mini-14.” However, very little of the M-14 can be found in its mini-me descendant.The Mini-14 shoots .223 Remington instead of the full sized 7.62x51mm NATO round, uses a Garand style rotating bolt and simplified gas system, and is semi-automatic only.
Ruger does not necessarily produce firearms in serial number order.
Around 61 the convertable models began with the .224" bore. 5 1/2" barrel, first year of the round gate, in my opinion, one of the best of the Single Sixes.
SERIAL NUMBERS OFTEN ALLOW YOU TO DETERMINE YEAR OF MANUFACTURE Knowing the year your vintage firearm was made makes it easier to decide which gun catalog we sell will give you the best information about the company, models made and more.
(Including Models 1881, 1888, 1889, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 18.) Note that records are chaotic as all models were numbered in a single serial number range, and numbers are often duplicated, and the dates recorded are apparently shipping dates, not dates of manufacture.
Brophy studied the records and came up with the following as dates of manufacture.