Round Top 77s?

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Jason280_2

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I picked up a mint tang safety 77 last year in .30-06, which has the round top receiver. For those unaware, and I doubt there are many here :wink: , the round top utilizes standard Remington 700 bases (and were not milled for Ruger proprietary rings).

So, how common are these guns? I don't think I have ever handled one outside of this gun, but I have to admit that before I saw this one, I never really looked...
 

OldRugerMan

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The M77 Round Top magnum length action was introduced in 1971 or early 1972 as the M77ST. They are often confused with the M77RS which has the integral scope bases and iron sights. It was cataloged up to the introduction of the M77 MKII in 1989 and not listed in the 1990 catalog. Although it had a long history of production you don't see a lot of them. I think that is due to the fact that with the iron sights, a scope base, rings and a scope it made for a fairly heavy outfit. Although not rare with the Round bolt, there are some very rare variations - such as a Flat Bolt or Hollow Bolt in any caliber. There was also a Round Top with no iron sights, the M77PL which was a non cataloged version and offered to dealers as an incentive.
 

TDF

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Here's my roundtop without irons. It's also in 30-06 and is a Liberty. Had awful nice wood so I couldn't pass it up.

Shot this little guy with it a couple of years ago.

TDF

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