Early Finger Groove 10/22

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BladeRimfire

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I picked this one up a good while ago. It survived it's life unharmed & unfired. I'll have to dig it out of the back of the safe to get the serial number. I'd love to have some information on it's date of manufacturing if there's someone certain of that info.
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hittman

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Ruger's web site will have that date made info or ….. for that and even more …..


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Long ago, at an Annual NRA Mtg, while tending bar in the Ruger Hospitality suite, watching over RCA members, drinking my "mistakes", and taking gentle orders from Steve Vogel, I served WBR. When I passed him his libation, I diplomatically(I thought) suggested that the Finger groove should be kept in the catalog. He, summarily, told me there were enough choices and that "damn walnut cost too damn much"...........There you have it........Splitz
 

BladeRimfire

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@HAWKEYE#28 , that's the problem all of us fine firearm enthusiasts are facing. I'm 51yrs old. I live in a small town of Vicksburg, MS. My state has little to none fine gun shops. Therefore my 3 gun shops local have nothing but the run of the mill standard production firearms. I don't even look at new firearms because the quality isn't there. That the reason I've joined this Forum. I did so hoping as finances allowed I could pick up some pristine and unique firearms. The young generations taking their fancies to composite & cerekote along with manufacturers focusing on profits have changed the firearms of yesteryear we all once knew.
 

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I don't know, but have always though…
The Finger Groove went away when the DSP came in to the picture.

The Monte Carlo Stock Design screams 1960's to early 70's design, very popular at the time.

The DSP was cutting edge design at the time, Standard Deluxe Checkered Walnut, Sling Swivels, remember wanting one and acquired SN# 121-0640X (mfg/1981) around 1982. I have no idea if this DSP is early or just what the story might be,

My FG is a 1969 gun w/ the 110/ prefix (110-0719X), this gun replaced a 1970 gun that I acquired in 1981.

Does anybody know the years of the FG?
And when the DSP was introduced?

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Killer Bee

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haven't been around for a while but stumbled onto this thread

these are some of my favorites so figured I'd pitch in a little finger grooviness : )

1. 1965 - Japanese Tasco #660E 4x32 on Redfield Quick Switch tip off's
2. 1971 - Japanese Tasco #660A 4x32 on Herter's rings and vintage military style claw sling (sling not shown)
3. 1967 - Texan 2 1/2 x scope, Weaver Detachable 1" rings
4. 1967 - 2 piece base only, I'll find a nice vintage scope for it someday

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1971 NIB unfired w/box and papers

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