Looky what I found...

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Hookeye, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Hookeye

    Hookeye Active Member

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    A few months ago, but yeah, sitting on a gunshop shelf, for a few days with no interest :eek:

    Even the retired sheister types passed over it.

    It had a scope and sling, I added the Williams sights.

    1967 Ruger fingergroove sporter, with factory checkering :)

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  2. yazul42

    yazul42 Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Nice configuration on that rifle,, I really enjoy my 10/22's.
     

  3. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    I search and search. Every now and then,

    you come across a pearl in the pile.

    Ya done good. The stock even looks to be well preserved.
     
  4. Hookeye

    Hookeye Active Member

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    I was looking for a smooth fingergroove to match my dad's .44 mag.
    Stock has some light marks, not abused, but not a safe queen either.

    As users go, it's just a walnut 10/22. For the collector however, it's kind of a tough one to find, and $$$.

    Was offered $750. No way. It's my piney slayer :)
     
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  5. jon1992d

    jon1992d New Member

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    How much did you snag it for if you don't mind me asking?
     
  6. Hookeye

    Hookeye Active Member

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    I sent you a PM.
     
  7. toddchaney

    toddchaney New Member

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    That's a nice rifle you've got. Even I want to know it's price.
     
  8. Ibmikey

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    I have that model with "made in 200th year of American Liberty" inscribed on the barrel. It has popped a lot of ammo since I bought it in 1976, not so much anymore since my 15-22, 10-22 sporter, various Winchester and Remingtons from years gone by and a DPMS .22 dominate my shooting scene.

    You did good on that one and should keep a grand kid happy when visiting and a wonderful gift when passing it on.
     
  9. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    That is sweet rifle. My area, anything in mint condition is sold.
     
  10. Hookeye

    Hookeye Active Member

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    Deluxe finger groove sporters were supposedly made up to '71... according to a quick web search.
    Factory checkering was a $10 option back then, and is what cranks up the price collector wise.

    It's not mint, but it aint beat up either.

    I was stunned to see it marked as though it was a current production deluxe sporter. It was damn hard to keep my cool.
     
  11. jyo

    jyo New Member

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    Sweet! A "modern" classic...
     
  12. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Awesome rifle. Great find!


    ~ Get your tools and meet me on tow princess!~
     
  13. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Hookeye!

    Very nice and Great Find!

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  14. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    My Uncle had the 44Mag carbine as his short range hunting gun at the "Upstate" house in the Mountains...he even stopped a bear with it once...with that and his S&W model 29.


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  15. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    First deer I ever harvested, I used my dad's Ruger 44mag carbine. Love that gun.


    ~ Get your tools and meet me on tow princess!~
     
  16. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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    Sho is a purty gun!!
     
  17. Hookeye

    Hookeye Active Member

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    I've only popped one deer with my dad's fingergroove .44.
    Eh, was only hunting 15 minutes, just still hunting checking a new spot :)