Thread Title: "Gun taken home from factory by employee?"
Is it really safe to buy a gun that the seller says came from a factory worker who brought it home? It has a SN but wouldn't the factory list that number as "missing" at best and "stolen" at worst? Does it not still belong to Ruger? See
7278329. Your thoughts, folks?
Ask your Ruger collectors. Many times Ruger used a generic box (some of the Buckeyes came this way) for special runs. I learned this one last summer when I had that huge Ruger collection. I looked and looked and LOOKED for the original box for a Buckeye he had. The external box matched with the grease pencil serial number but the inside box was generic. It turned out to be the original box and brought a nice penny...
You can always run the gun down to the local PD and run the number. If it's clean...it's clean.
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