Dating firearms by seral number
The tubular magazine holds up to 14 Long Rifle rounds since the late-1980s, the capacity of the rifle was reduced to a 15 round maximum limit, to meet NJ's firearms law for semi-automatic assault weapons.For a few years in the mid-1980s the Model 60 rifles had both the "last shot hold open" feature and also held 18 rounds in the tube magazine.It should be fairly obvious to our readers by now that we are great fans of William B.Ruger and his fine firearms, so lots of folks must figure we're the guys to ask about that Old Model Super Blackhawk from the pawn shop or dad's old Bearcat.
I was reading respected antique gun dealer Dean Williams' quarterly flyer How to Find the Date of Your Firearm | e How.com15 posts - 10 authors - Last post: Here is a link for serial number dating of various firearms .
Use the links below and please have your model and serial number handy so you can provide it on the corresponding pages in order to find out when your gun was made.
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They provide every spec about the gun, who is was shipped to, when it was shipped, and even how many other firearms were shipped at the same time as yours.
You can find the order form and specifications of Colt Manufacturing's archival service here.