I just purchased a deluxe carbine with a serial number prefix of 111 and I looked it up on Ruger's website but it's too old. Does anyone have any idea when the 111 prefix rifles were made. This one had a pre-warning barrel and plastic butt plate.
My first 10-22 has a serial # 95XX. My records show that I bought it 12/15/1964, which says it should be 1965 production. I'm pretty sure that I acquired it in 1964 because I started my first job in January of 1965 after graduating college. I don't remember much these days but I do remember that I couldn't take the rifle with me from Tennessee to Ohio because I didn't have a permanent place to live when I left my parents home.
I also remember it because I bought the Ruger with proceeds from selling a Remington Rand 1911 because I couldn't afford the .45ACP ammunition to shoot it. I've regretted not just putting the 1911 up and letting it appreciate in value.