I am new here, but not to Rugers. I was going to ask a price check on a Deerstalker I saw for sale on another forum, but after a quick 2 hour lesson on Deerstalkers I found they were C&R and worked a deal. The 2 hours were spent on this site, searching through past posts. Thanks for all the great info! It looks to be in good shape with a few bumps and scratches, but it is almost 50 years old and has been to many deer stands. No rust and the wood is crack free. The Ruger 44 carbine has been on my list of "must haves" for many years. It is drilled with bases attached, and has some sling studs in the stock. Were these factory or added later down the road (I am 99% sure they were not factory)? The final price was $515 shipped, which seems to be a good-fair deal. Gun prices are very hard to follow in this tough economy.
Thanks again for the great information,