book is simply a must read for both the novice and the serious
collector of Ruger handguns made from 1949-1973.
It is very well written and a pleasure to read!
It encompasses not only the Semi-Auto .22 Long Rifle
pistols and single action revolvers made by Sturm, Ruger &
Co., Inc. during this period but divulges interesting
information about the manufacturing processes and company
It also provides information about Mr. William B. Ruger,
Company Founder, and the Ruger Corporation tools that were made
prior to Mr. Ruger moving into the firearms business.
Dougan, Author, is no stranger to those interested in Ruger
John has been a serious collector of Ruger firearms since
the 1970s, is President of the Ruger Collectors’ Association
and has previously written several great books on the subject.
John completed this book after several years of research
in the Ruger company archives.
He provides information, data and insight never before
Invaluable information about patents, rare factory stag
and ivory grip panels, old company advertisements, contract
makers of various parts, etc. are also provided for the reader. The
appendices are packed full of valuable serial number and
shipping data regarding many of the rare to extremely rare guns
sought after by collectors.
Dougan has done a wonderful job on this book and deserves the
thanks of all of us who thirst for more information about these
fine old handguns.
book, without question, will be hard to put down once you have
started reading it!
Publishers, 54 E. School Street, Woonsocket, RI, 02895
392 pages, packed with b&w ill., $64.99 + $4.50 USA s/h
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