Serial Number: 79-94534
Year of Manufacture: 1985
Caliber: .338 Winchester Magnum
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle, Internal Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “.338 Win. Mag.”. The top of the barrel is marked "BEFORE USING READ WARNINGS IN INSTRUCTION MANUAL AVAILABLE FREE FROM / STURM RUGER & CO. INC. SOUTHPORT, CONN. U.S.A.". The left side of the frame is marked "79-94534 RUGER M77". The underside of the bolt is marked with the serial number, by hand.
Barrel Length: 24"
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a tall beaded blade on a base and the rear sight is a flip notch, also on a base. The frame is grooved for a scope mount.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is oil finished checkered wood. The checkering is still sharp and there are few marks and dings, the heaviest being on the left rear of the stock. There are non cracks. The LOP measures 13 5/8" from the front of the trigger to the back of the red rubber Ruger pad. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some marking on the left side of the barrel. there is a small scratch on the right side of the frame and the front sight base shows some surface rust. The gun otherwise shows little use. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The .338 Win. Mag. is one of the most powerful cartridges around, with commercially loaded cartridges having ballistics capable of dropping just about anything on the continent. This is a nice looking rifle made far enough back in time when quality was still expected from an American gun manufacturer.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred/sold in California.
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