Ruger Old Army SN ?

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jack black

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I have a Old Army blue with fixed sights. The question I have is there is a stamping in front of the Serial Number it looks like a asterisk Any Ideas. I have no pics.

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Kandy Kisses

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I have a couple pistols with that marking , i am under impression that they were sent back to be resold. gun show display or salesman example or who knows what else they goy sent back. Hope that helps. Ken
 
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fixed sights it was a later model and an "*" stamped in the serial , before the number may denote it was a sample/sales/show gun , and they used to be stamped with a "U" and maybe even an "s",though on some of the older models depending on where the "s" was stamped designated a 'second', again, also maybe 'used' or a show sample.....so a picture may help tell us more....... 8) :roll: :wink:
 

jack black

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I can not do pics The asterisk is just before the serial number the gun has fixed sights blue 71/2 looks almost new maybe shot a few times. made in 94
 

RSIno1

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Kandy Kisses said:
I have a couple pistols with that marking , i am under impression that they were sent back to be resold. gun show display or salesman example or who knows what else they goy sent back. Hope that helps. Ken
Would a letter show what they were used for?
 

chet15

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There probably weren't too many "asterisk" Old Army's produced. Would go great in somebody's Old Army collection!
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