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Ruger Collectibles Top $18k for the USA Shooting Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 20, 2011)

An online auction of nine collectible Ruger firearms has netted an $18,250 gift from the firearm company to the USA Shooting Team. Ruger execs presented a check to the team during the recent NRA Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh.

“Some of the firearms were consecutively numbered pairs leftover from government contracts and stored in foil wrap for more than 30 years. Others were low serial number guns from popular Ruger lines. All were rare enough to generate considerable interest from buyers,” said Buddy DuVall, executive director of the USA Shooting Team Foundation. “We’re very grateful to Ruger for thinking of us as the recipient from these online sales.” The guns were auctioned at GunBroker.com.

Highlighted items included:

  • Consecutively numbered pair of U.S. Service-Six revolvers—sold for $1,525.
  • Consecutively numbered pair of U.S. Service-Six revolvers—sold for $3,050.
  • New Model Single Six with serial number 69-00000—sold for $1,676.
  • Mark I pistol, serial number 19-79751—sold for $2,126.

 

DuVall said Ruger is a longtime and generous supporter of the USA Shooting Team. Contributions help the team prepare for international competitions including the Olympics.

For more information about Ruger, visit the Ruger website

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