I told him I am going to turn around and sell it, so what would be a good asking price for the gun? If I had a thousand and wanted and over and under, she would have followed me home. The Ruger marketing department would have us believe the 412 guns are better, stronger, more balanced, never miss a bird, etc. Click on a term to search for related topics. Whether you are making donuts, refrigerators, or widgets, if you project that a given amount of machine time nets you 1. Stocks were American black walnut, checkered in a classic point pattern. Ruger is a dominant manufacturer in the market in the U.
This case is ideal for short-term storage and transportation. Every Ruger firearm ever produced features a unique serial number stamped into the gunmetal that includes information about the date the firearm was manufactured. I have from my late father a Standard Ruger with the red emblem on the grips. He had a Red Label in 20 gauge, and I had my 20-gauge Winchester 101 Pigeon Grade Featherweight. The first letter is the month code and the second letter is the year code. After a few birds, we agreed to trade guns for a while just to see what the difference may be.
Product Reviews Great case for my Red Label Bought this case to carry my older Red Label in to the field and range. Ruger continued to direct the company until his death in 2002. It should be fairly obvious to our readers by now that we are great fans of and his fine firearms, so lots of folks must figure we're the guys to ask about that from the pawn shop or dad's old. The butt stock and forend are oil-finished American walnut with machine cut checkering on the grip and forend. Can see a lot of grinding and polishing marks on the receiver.
For details on your specific serial number you may contact our Service Department: 336-949-5200 For serial numbers manufactured prior to our electronic records, or for an official letter confirming the details on your firearm please download and mail in the form. The older Red Labels I have seen have not gone down in price from what I see. Don't know the value but you can check some of the gun auction sites for reference. We use data about you for a number of purposes explained in the links below. Response was eager—at least at first—but Ruger was plagued with some quality control issues early on that adversely impacted its ability to fulfill orders in a timely fashion. It isn't a special edition just an excellent shotgun for me as it fits like it was custom made. This reduced recoil, improved patterns and made the shotgun quicker to swing and easier to carry in the field.
They may even go so far as to swamp the barrels so that the thin barrel walls come out to a diameter that allows mating of their choke tubes with a thinner walled barrel. And in some cases, firearms may be stored for a length of time before they are shipped. Ruger Golf makes steel and titanium castings for made by a number of different brands. We do not recommend storing your firearm in this case for an extended period of time. I would expect at least some initial issues with a new line and new tooling. I don't think the used gun market has adjusted to the presence of the new 412 guns.
The Red Label was available with either an English straight stock or a pistol grip stock. This will tell you the year of manufacture for your Ruger firearm. . Click the following link to go to the. A lot of effort went into the re- release.
The M can either be 1921 or 1965. The new Red Label is sweet, I picked one up at a good price and so far it has worked well. It remained in production for over three decades. It is not necessarily the very first serial number shipped, but it can be used to determine the approximate year your Ruger firearm was shipped. It has the green lined case, 7 chokes and is a beautiful gun. Joshua Benjamin began as a professional freelance writer in 2009.
Another gun designing classist was 1916-2002. Ruger came of age in the early 20th century in the northeast where style ruled as much as commerce and before the cancer of political correctness destroyed the traditions of sport shooting. The Red Label is a huge jump over that clumsy class of low- grade double. These improvements were designed to deliver improved comfort and enhanced shooting performance and make the gun lighter to carry in the field. No other name- brand manufacturer has a competitive product, not even close. It took only a couple of flushes before we were both ready to trade back. Most successful gun designers and makers have been those blessed with mechanical innovation, some marketing skills and an eye for style.
These improvements make the new Red Label shotgun the perfect choice for hunting upland game, waterfowling, sporting clays, skeet or even just informal clay target shooting with family. Does the new 412 gun effectively tank the resale value of the 411? Our current backlog is larger than our capacity, so we removed it from the marketing material. Engraving at extra cost was offered by several master engravers including John J. X means it was manufactured during the month of December. They also have some presence in the semi-auto pistol market, with the and lines of handguns. Locate your specific firearm's model number in the drop-down list that appears and click on the appropriate link. As a consequence, Ruger no longer produces a shotgun in its model line.
Benjamin's areas of expertise include auto repair, computer hardware and software, firearms operation and maintenance, and home repair and maintenance. Many have tried to bring twin-tubed shotguns to the less-than-well-heeled population with varying levels of success. The new one did feel good in my hands. The rub is in duplicating that refinement on a massive scale. If the numbers do not work, you have to pull the plug and cut your losses. Good low cost protection for a beautiful shotgun.