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Old August 12th, 2011, 12:25 PM   #1
 
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44 Carbine

Hey guys, new user here. I need some help. I just bought a Ruger 44 Carbine in excellent condition. I was wondering what it was worth? I searched but cannot find one like mine. according to the serial number i believe it was made in 71. Mine does not have the barrel band like most do and the stock has a cheekpiece carved out. It came with a Weaver 4x scope and weaver mounts. I paid $300 for it so i think i did pretty well.








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Old August 12th, 2011, 03:35 PM   #2
 
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Thumbs up 400-750 range

i've seen them in the 400-750 range
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Welcome to the forum from Ontario Canada. Nice rifle, would love to own one!
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last couple I saw were around 4-500, so I think you did quite well.

Welcome aboard and well done! Hope you enjoy it.
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That's getting close to "stole it" range price. And factor in all of them I have seen did NOT have that nice of a stock and had the barrel band... I think you made a very good deal. I have been told when I was trying to find one that you should stick to standard 240 loads and not light or heavy for caliber or worse .44 magnum +p "deer grenade" or any other such nonsense. That action is made to spit out standard only and do it well. Very nice find.
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About 3 years ago I bought two, for about $500 each. Traded one away, not getting rid of the other. Never seen a stock like yours. Could it be aftermarket/custom?
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Thanks for all the info guys. I had a couple people look at it and they all seem to think its a factory stock. I cannot find anything online about it.
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They made these in a standard carbine,with aperture sights (44rs),Sporter,(which yours appears to be),and International with Mannlicher style stock.Ruger advised against using plain lead bullets,which can clog the gas port.I believe they were regulated for factory jacketed 240s.You have a very desirable and rare piece which appears to be in great condition.Enjoy,and be safe.
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Nice find! Great price! the only ones I have ever seen belong to people I have went shooting with. I have never seen on with a stock like yours.
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Nice..., I want one myself. And welcome.
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Welcome to the forum from Missouri.

You got a good deal. Wish I had mine back. Swapped a Marlin 30/30 for it back in the mid 60's...traded it or sold it somewhere down the line and have regretted it ever since. When I was living down in Mobile, the .44 mag was a great rifle in the heavy brush country for deer and hogs. Not a good squirrel gun though...once shot a squirrel with it...all I found was some fur and a few scattered pieces of meat!
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I saw an older (1968?) one this week in a pawn shop. It has the full length stock that goes to the muzzle like I've seen 10/22 do sometimes.

It had it shares of small dings and big scratch in the receiver but barrel looked real good and the works seemed tight.

$600-$650
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You did "very" well. Those Ruger 44 mag carbines are not found often for sale.
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I saw an older (1968?) one this week in a pawn shop. It has the full length stock that goes to the muzzle like I've seen 10/22 do sometimes.
Sounds like you found the Mannlicher version. As I recall that's fairly rare too.
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I think ya got ripped off and and am very willing to bail you out, I'll throw in the shipping costs.
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You got a great deal on a great carbine. I think the stock may be aftermaket too. I recall a full length stock and a finger grooved model(along the forearm), and the basic style with the barrel band, but this one is one I've never seen. Nice find!
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