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Old December 12th, 2016, 01:47 PM   #1
 
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My 1950 Red Eagle Standard Model

Hi, I'm new here and I'm sure this isn't anything special to a lot of people, but it is to me. I had a fairly mice Red Eagle I foolishly sold about 20 or so years ago with the intent of just picking up another one. I WAS WRONG!

For some reason or another, whenever I looked for one, none could be found. The ones I did find all seemed to be just beat to hell. This one I found a couple of weeks ago isn't. I looks like it hasn't even had a full box of ammo shot through it yet. I have no idea what it's worth and I guess n a way it don't matter unless I decide to get rid of it sometime, which if I do, I doubt I'll find another this nice. Not around here anyway.
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Old December 12th, 2016, 01:51 PM   #2
 
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Old December 12th, 2016, 03:36 PM   #3
 
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Very nice congrats.
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Really nice, and welcome
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Old December 12th, 2016, 03:49 PM   #5
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Nice standard!
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Very nice, I have one I got from my late father with a 4 digit serial number 1950. In case you didn't know your pistol sold new in 1950 for $37.50, that's what my dad paid for his new.
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Thanks for the compliments. This was the nicest one I've seen in quite a while. When I would luck into find a nice looking one, they were always reblued. They seem hard to find where I live.
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Great story and we all have guns we wish we had not sold. I wish I had not sold my Kimber of Oregon model 1980s super america with a neider style but plate and an island sight base.
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Nice! You aint kidding, that is one pristine looking pistol there. Be hard to find one any better.
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Gorgeous pistol!
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I wish I could find an original box and instruction manual for it.
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I wish I could find an original box and instruction manual for it.
The way box's sell for these days, you would probably pay more for the box than you did the gun!
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Congratulations on your find.

I make out the serial # as 10031. If that is correct, you have a very early Type VI Red Eagle made in Nov 1950. There were only about 750 of the Type VI's made. These had a rounded ejection port but retained the 1/4 inch dovetail for the rear sight. The predecessor, The Type V, had a rectangular ejection port. The Type VII's transitioned to a 1/2 inch dovetailed rear sight.

Yours looks to be in very nice condition and should be an interest to collectors if you chose to sell it. It should bring about $450 +/-.

Check out the web site for the Ruger Owners and Collectors Society. That would be a good venue to offer it to folks that would understand exactly what it was should you want to sell.
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Congratulations on your find.

I make out the serial # as 10031. If that is correct, you have a very early Type VI Red Eagle made in Nov 1950..
The serial number on mine is 10,081. If it is a predecessor to a type VI wouldn't this be a type IV then?
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I believe that you have one of the first Type 6 Red Eagles made based upon #10081.

Yours has a rounded ejection port, which is the external feature that distinguishes the Type 6 from the earlier Type 5's which had a rectangular ejection port with straight sides.

Again, congratulations on a rare find.
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