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Old March 17th, 2013, 07:07 PM   #1
 
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So.......who has the oldest Charger here?

I just bought mine in Febuary. It'd been at the dealers before all the gun ban stuff happened so I'm guessing it's a 2012 model. But who here bought one when they first came out? Is there a way to tell by the serial number who here has the oldest?



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Mine is about a year old and is a 490 prefix.
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They all had a 490 prefix, according to info on the Ruger website. Have to go with the suffix. I bought mine used, but it had been shot very little. Made in 2008, first year.

22 Charger Pistol
Caliber: 22 LR

Beginning Serial Number: Years of Production:
490-00001 2008
490-30204 2009
490-38600 2010
490-39965 2011
490-41970 2012
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Brand new here...490-46xxx
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Mine is a first year production 490-278**
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490-41XXX. I must have bought it days after it was made. Come to thing about it I did order it.
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They all had a 490 prefix, according to info on the Ruger website. Have to go with the suffix. I bought mine used, but it had been shot very little. Made in 2008, first year.

22 Charger Pistol
Caliber: 22 LR

Beginning Serial Number: Years of Production:
490-00001 2008
490-30204 2009
490-38600 2010
490-39965 2011
490-41970 2012
Thanks, I wonder how many were made? My guess would be about 50,000???
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490-10***

Just picked it up the other day.
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490-10***

Just picked it up the other day.
So it had been sitting around for a bit.
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Thanks, I wonder how many were made? My guess would be about 50,000???
Hard to say, but certainly not a big run, given that Ruger dropped it so quick.
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Mine is 490-486xx

Bought it used at an auction in Sept. 2012. It must have had a very short tenure with the original owner.
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So it had been sitting around for a bit.
Yea, I think so. The guy still had the box for it too. Looked like it had not been shot much. Not sure if I like it or not yet. Time will tell. Still need a scope for it.
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490-245XX. Talo Red, White, & Blue Laminate stock.
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Mine's an 08 s/n:490-09xxx
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I got mine a few days after Christmas (woohoo for giftcards!) for $175 out the door at Cabelas. My serial is 490-439xx and the safety check sticker on the box was June 4, 2012. Mine sat at Cabelas for 6 months, only to be happily adopted by me!

EDIT: I'd do unspeakable things to have the 490-00001 serial.

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