Lot 2: Ruger 44 Deerstalker Semi Auto Carbine.
September 28, 2012
Fairfield, ME, USALive Auction
Description: Cal. 44 Mag. S# 487. Very early carbine with "Deerstalker" on receiver. Mfg. 1961 with a very low 3 digit number. Total production was 1961-85. Very soon Ruger had to stop using "Deerstalker" as per an agreement with Ithaca who had a copyright on "Deerslayer". About 3900 produced with "Deerstalker". Early features including white insert front sight, vertical line rear sight, reverse slant forend profile, no mag. release button & aluminum butt plate. Appears test fired only. CONDITION: A true collector quality piece with the only noticeable mark being where forend band scratched bottom of stock when it was removed & reinstalled. 1 Very small spot of oxidation on right side of bbl. about 1" behind sight band. (12-1545/NW). CURIO. $600-900.