10/22 serial number

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elmo123

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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.
 

G2

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111-16200 started in 1972
111-95550 started in 1973

now if your sn# is lower than 111-16200 ,,, it would be a 1971.

when you go to the website and it's too old,,, keep reading down the page to the look up window, find what your looking for and it will pop up the old stuff start date# by year.
 

G2

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10/22 Rifle

22 LR (Instruction Manual)
SerialYear
11964
4531965
229061966
773841967
1313041968
1860761969
110-201001970
110-645951971
111-162001972
111-955501973
113-041491974
114-171461975
115-327351976
116-250171977
117-361001978
118-425991979
119-599231980
121-039691981
122-747131982
123-720251983
124-806231984
126-471921985
127-685831986
128-380141987
129-209271988
230-251361989
232-102001990
233-581831991
234-836841992
236-750451993
238-725141994
240-929281995
243-444581996
245-749541997
247-345721998
249-066991999
 

alamogunr

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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.
 
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