Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: Mark I, Target
Serial Number: 312531
Year of Manufacture: 1965
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Single Action Magazine Fed Semi Automatic Pistol
Markings: This pistol has the standard Ruger markings, and is a Pre-Warning model.
Barrel Length: 5 ½”
Sights / Optics: This pistol is mounted with a fixed undercut Patridge front sight and a Ruger square notch rear sight that is adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered wood, right handed target style, with a thumb rest and flared magazine well. There are no cracks, but the grips are missing a chip on the bottom front of each grip panel. There are no markings on the inside of the grips. The grips rate in about Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are just two small pitted spots on the left side of the barrel. A little steel wool and oil will improve this. There are some scratches on the bolt from use. The Screw heads are sharp and not disfigured. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a fabulous target pistol; bull barrel, target grips, adjustable target sights, and Ruger quality. This will make a great serious competition starter pistol or a great plinker to take to the range. This pistol will last several lifetimes make it a family heirloom and enjoy shooting it in the meantime.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This pistol is not on the California “roster of handguns certified for sale”, and can only be sold to a California resident as a private party transfer (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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