Ruger Mark IV 75th Anniversary

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I went into our local shop (Bear Arms) with the intention of ordering a 75th Anniversary Mark IV. As I walked up to the register, I noticed a cardboard Ruger box sitting on the counter right next to the register. A strange thought in me wondered if it was the gun I wanted. I told the guy at the register that I'd like to order a Mark IV 75th. He reached over and grabbed the box, opened it, and inside there was the gun I was asking about! He said, you're in luck, they just delivered this an hour ago! No joke, this is true. They billed me $100 less than MSRP and I didn't even ask for a discount. What a day! I've been waiting for years for Ruger to come out with this pistol which, to me, is the Mark IV most reminiscent of the German Luger.
 

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I was going to ask a question, about the barrel of this model. Instead of a new thread, why not just ask on this one?

Q: Is the barrel profile of this 75th Anniversary model similar to a heavy taper Mark II target model? Or is it smaller diameter?
 

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The new 5th anniversary is on the left, the original tapered barrel is on the right (happens to be a Mk 1 but the Mk II is the same)
Never noticed that before... That's probably why they called it a Standard. I wonder why they put such a heavy taper on it instead of using the old 6-7/8" target profile? Looks goofy like that. With a smaller diameter muzzle, I wonder if it will shoot high?
Chet15
 
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