<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face=" Verdana">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DanTN:
<B> Someone please enlighten me about the T/TS in Stainless. According to Ruger, they say that the gun was never made in that configuration (K10-22T/TS). I was told by a Ruger rep at the Shot Show that Mr. Ruger himself stopped production of this gun and gave all the remaining RUGER engraved stocks to employees, she told me she owned one. The receiver/barrel code matches the same production year. I believe this to be a one-of-a-kind factory employee gun, but how would one prove it? Anyone else own a T/TS in Stainless?
Here's what I have about the standard blue model T/TS (I have not heard of a stainless one):
10/22T-TS. Has two-tone Fajen "Thumbhole Silhouette" stock with "RUGER" inletted in large letters within the cutout of the buttstock. Known s/n range 246-86224 to 246-86729 and 248-47836 to 248-71627. Slightly less than 700 produced. A very scarce and interesting variation.
The one thing you will want to do however, in order for your gun to have legitimacy in the eyes of a collector, is to see if Ruger will actually letter your 10/22 as a K10/22-T/TS. The reason I say that is that, even if it is known that it came from the factory that way, without some kind of provenance (WBR owned it) or some sort of proof like a factory letter authenticating it (which is really the ultimate authentication), it would not be a recognized variant in most of the eyes of the collector circle. There are just too many one-of-a-kind Rugers out there that are not letterable...most of which have been customized after they left the factory.