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Old May 19th, 2017, 08:46 AM   #1
 
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Ruger MK II Armed Forces

Hello to all,
A friend of mine is trying to sell me a Ruger MK II Government target model Armed Forces Army Commemorative edition in the original case, the serial number is 41 of 250. The trigger and action are still zip tied shut and the gun is in great condition with two exceptions. The barrel has a rusty thumbprint on one side, and the other side has a scuff in the bluing. I am not able to find this gun selling anywhere, and there is almost no info on the web. Any history or thoughts on a fair price would be greatly appreciated.
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Hello to all,
A friend of mine is trying to sell me a Ruger MK II Government target model Armed Forces Army Commemorative edition in the original case, the serial number is 41 of 250. The trigger and action are still zip tied shut and the gun is in great condition with two exceptions. The barrel has a rusty thumbprint on one side, and the other side has a scuff in the bluing. I am not able to find this gun selling anywhere, and there is almost no info on the web. Any history or thoughts on a fair price would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
Nathan

It's a very limited edition manufactured instant collectible. Unless the "commemorative" in question appeals to you it's just another MKII with a rusty thumb print and a scuff in the bluing. The "commemorative" message will surely eliminate most collector value even if the finish compromises didn't. In other words it's a "shooter".

Amazingly, there's one of these for sale on Gunbroker that is a twin (?) to yours, right down to a rusty thumb print on one side and a "scuff" on the other side. It has a silly-high starting bid requirement with no bids in place at all. And I just checked again . . . whaddaya know . . . serial number USA-041 . . . of 250. There ya go.

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/648806339

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Old May 22nd, 2017, 06:25 AM   #3
 
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Got to agree. With the damage, you have a highly decorated shooter. I do applaud the honesty of your pictures and welcome you to the forum.
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