Ruger Old Army .44 –First Year and Brass Frame, in Factory Box

A Ruger Old Army .44 percussion revolver, blued steel and brass frame. Desirable first-year “Pre-warning” production. (It has no “Before Using Gun – Read Warnings in Instruction manual…” rollmark.) Factory black box with matching number. Has a low serial number: 140-0217X. Barrel is standard 7-1/2″ with ramped blade front sight & frame-mounted adjustable rear sight. Manufactured in 1972 (1st year) with blued grip frame that apparently was later replaced at the factory with a factory Dragoon style brass frame marked MR-3DB having same profile as frame used on Super Blackhawks. Brass frames factory fitted to some Blackhawks, Super Blackhawks & Old Army Models; per Dougan’s Book on Rugers that purportedly lists all brass frames as fitted by Ruger, this one was not listed. Accessories include a factory matching-numbered two-piece black and red box, customer portion of warranty card & two spare nipples. Box has slightly scuffed on edges but is not broken. Has a very good overall appearance. The brass frame has dulled, with age. Has a very light cylinder turn line and slight high point thinning most noticeable at muzzle. Near excellent bore and chambers. Very good oiled walnut grips w/ silver eagle medallions. Federally exempt. No FFL required. This model was discontinued in 2009, and they are getting scarce and collectible. (CGRU-098)




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