| | M77R identification
Meet my twins.
I've had the scoped fella on the left since day one back in 1987, I'm the only owner. I'm sure there are more out there to be had, but I've never seen another like it in the M77 tang safety version, s/n 771-17xxx. The second one on the right showed up for sale 2 weeks ago (outta nowhere) halfway across the state and of course I absolutely jumped at the chance for another one and laid my money down. The s/n 771-68xxx gives this tang safety model a date of 1988.
No boxes, and no literature from either leaves me wondering exactly what I have here. My reference book by Chad Hiddleson of RENE has me thinking the 87 is an M77R-Z, and the 88 an M77R-BZ or possibly a DZ??? I'm very uncertain. That's why I'm posting here. Anyone willing to offer an opinion?
I do have an email in to Ruger looking (hoping really) for clarification. Naturally I will share their feedback when I get it.
Last edited by AllynM; March 20th, 2017 at 05:01 PM.