What did I miss on this 1022?? That hammer price is obscene
Not bad hittman. Have seen matching 98k go for $5000 on Gunbroker. Bidding wars or "just have to have it" seem often to rule these days.I bought a 1969 vintage one owner near mint for $400 and people thought I was NUTS.
Of course, it’s WALNUT, no pre-fix, still wears the K Mart scope (with box!) and a bore site in the box!
People do crazy things at auctions.
Not bad hittman. Have seen matching 98k go for $5000 on Gunbroker. Bidding wars or "just have to have it" seem often to rule these days.
Yeah you can bet I would put my 66 made 10/22 right up there with it for sale. Heck I think I only paid $46 for it used back around 1968.
Come on, now… it has an “employee grade” birch stock, full of fiddleback!
It was the "employee grade wood". When my dad was an engineer at Carrier employees could buy A/C and water heaters for about 1/2. If the item was scratched or dented it was about 75% off retail. When an employe wanted something one would amazingly get damaged and become "employee grade".
Two bidders with the birthday
24 August '91 ?
That's about the only thing I can see.
With Henry being at the plant, he could pick any number 91 off the line he wanted, and that was the case here.That gun was part of the Henry Rodeschin collection sold last weekend at Amoskeag, Henry had number #91 so lots of guns wiht serial number 91 or ending in 91 was sold along with some very rare and/or spectacularly stocked No.1 rifles, etc. There must have been some significance to the 248 prefix for Ruger to have made and offered the serial numbers in their low number subscriptions. I am sure the buyer and the other bidders know something that we don’t….or two bidders really wanted that particular rifle, perhaps they had serial number 90 or 92….