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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:04 pm 
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According to chet15 there were only 500 of these made for a distributor in 1995. I have been looking for a long time. A buddy that hasn't shot a gun in 20ish years bought this recently, and I was able to trade him a clean P678GC for it.

Unfortunately it has been someones truck gun for a long time, and both the stainless and plastic are dinged up. The internals are quite the opposite. I am 99% sure it had never been taken apart before (dead blow hammer was required both directions) and while it was dirty, I have seen far worse. I spent an hour and a half detail stripping and cleaning it.

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This gun also completes my 22/45 collection. I now have every model pre-MkIII 22/45 Ruger built. I will pull them out of the safe and take a family pic soon.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:40 pm 
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Congrats you finally got one.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:47 pm 
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It's a keeper for sure.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:47 pm 
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P-8GC (00197) Great Eight
KP-514 (0163)
KP-512 (0192) consecutive 3 digit pair NIB
P-678GC (0196)
P-512G (00137) NIB
KP-678GC (195)
P-4 (0189) NIB
KP-4 (0190)
KP-4B (00167)
P-512 (00193) factory D&T


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:49 pm 
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Okay now you have me wanting one. I have a 22/45 T514. I need a KP4BL 22/45 and the KP678GC. I really like the unusual ones.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:17 am 
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All I ask is that if you find a nice boxed example of either that you won't be buying, that you pass along the link. Those are the two I would like to find a nicer example of :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:01 pm 
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98_1LE wrote:
All I ask is that if you find a nice boxed example of either that you won't be buying, that you pass along the link. Those are the two I would like to find a nicer example of :)


Will do.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:12 pm 
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Speaking of the Ruger .22 RF semiauto, what about the P4GCMKIII? You don't see these very often. My understanding is that Ruger dropped this model from their 2005 catalog with very few actually manufactured and released /sent to dealers.
anyone got further information on this?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:38 pm 
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This link says 2,000 were made:
http://www.genitron.com/handgundb/DB-Ha ... asp?ID=362

This is another one I bet is low production:
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =237384911


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:44 pm 
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Is the camo one factory?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:33 am 
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I haven't actually called Ruger, but I have seen two or three different ones for sale, and someone reported on RFC or glocktalk rimfire that their LGS had one also. Since the "dot" is on the pistol, over the camo, on every one of them, I am making an assumption that they were a special run for someone. Years from now I will kick myself for not buying one, but not having any MkIII's is not bad either.

I did however call Ruger and verify that the KP678GC is a KP678GC and not a frankengun.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:37 am 
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I found out Camo one is a run for Big Rock Sports.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:49 am 
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Did you find out how many?


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98_1LE wrote:
Did you find out how many?


No do not know total. Older runs for Big Rock Sports were usually under 2000.


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