Ruger dating serial number
The Blue Book of Used Gun Values offers serial numbers for the following makers: AYA, Boss & Co., Ltd, Browning, EJ Churchill, Colt, Colt Black Powder 2nd Gen, John Dickson & Son, AH Fox, German early Date Codes, German Modern Date Codes, Stephen Grant, WW Greener, Harrington & Richardson, High Standard, Holland & Holland, Italian Year of Mfg.Date Codes, Ithaca Gun Co., Charles Lancaster, Joseph Lang, Marlin Firearms, Mauser Broomhandles, Parker Brothers Shotguns, Piotti, James Purdey, Remington Date Code & Sx S Shotguns, Savage/Stevens, LC Smith, Smith & Wesson, Spanish Year of Mfg.Date Codes, Sturm, Ruger & Co., Winchester Rifles, Winchester Rifle & Shotgun 1969 , Winchester Shotguns.This series introduces us to the guns of the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.Also, within a model family the same serial number prefix may be used to produce a variety of different models, all in the same block of serial numbers.And in some cases, models may be stored for a length of time before they are shipped.
[The following information is taken from the Ruger #1 Product History web page.] The chart shows the approximate first serial number shipped for the indicated year.
Ruger does not produce firearms in serial number order.