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My Ruger Red Eagle, Serial 3343.

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Old August 17th, 2009, 04:04 AM   #1
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My Ruger Red Eagle, Serial 3343.

My favorite firearm from Ruger is the Standard/Mark series pistols. So when I ran across this collectors pistol on an auction site, I just had to have it!

This pistol was shipped in Mar 1950. The first pistol out Ruger's door was in Nov 1949. So this pistol was shipped within 6 months of Ruger opening the doors.














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Old August 20th, 2009, 04:06 AM   #2
 
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Old August 20th, 2009, 07:16 AM   #3
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Now there's a collectible! Very nice.
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Old August 20th, 2009, 02:17 PM   #5
 
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Nice one, Keith!

Thanks for sharing.

That's the beginning of Sturm, Ruger right there.

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Old August 27th, 2009, 12:06 PM   #6
 
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Nice find...

What a great pistol..I've been thinking of letting my Mark I go so that I can finish an on going project. They sure are great little guns. How can one tell if their pistol was the "Red Eagle" version if the grips are not the factory originals? My Mark I has had the grips replaced with target grips. I got it in trade from the original owner who is now deceased. It is a 1958 model, 6 7/8 Hvy tapered barrel with the original factory Ruger compensator. Is it possible that mine was a " Red Eagle"?
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Old August 27th, 2009, 01:42 PM   #7
 
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Last Red Eagles were around 1952.

If you call the Ruger records department at (603)865-2424 with your serial number, the nice ladies will tell you the original ship date and "shipped configuration" information. If you ask nicely, they will send you a FREE letter confirming this information.


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Ale-8, thanks for the info..I will do just that.
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Is that the right bolt for that pistol? My book says it should have a recoil spring spring in the bolt? Just courious if Ruger built an odd one
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Very nice! Congrats!
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That is SO COOL. Nice find.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 04:33 AM   #12
 
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Martyj, you can just barely see the spring rod keeper at the front of the bolt in a couple of pictures. The spring itself isn't visible because the receiver hides it.


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Nice pistol! Pls let me know if you should decide to sell/trade. I have a super-nice red eagle Mk-1 (serial number range 15xxx) that I would be willing to part with for the right deal.
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What, no warning on the barrel?
Nice gun.
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Old October 19th, 2009, 05:53 AM   #15
 
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very nice pistol wish I could find one of those. There were only 450 of the type two made
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