Rare Ruger M77 RSI International .243 Win Bolt Action Rifle Like New

SOLD FOR: $2025

WOA#:  WY230427ES003

Make: Sturm Ruger

Model:  M77RSI

Serial Number: 78-50779

Year of Manufacture: 1982-1993

Caliber: .243

Action Type: Bolt Action

Markings: Left side of the barrel is marked “.243 WIN.”.   Left side of the receiver is marked “78-50779 RUGER M77”.  Barrel is marked “BEFORE USING GUN READ INSTRUCTION MANUAL AVAILABLE FREE FROM STURM. RUGER & CO. INC., SOUTHPORT, CONN. U.S.A”.  The top of the chamber has a PR proof.  The tang safety is marked “S” and “F”.  The buttpad has the Ruger Phoenix Logo.  The pistol grip cap has a Ruger Phoenix medallion inlay.

Barrel Length: 18.5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade screwed to an elevated ramp fixed to the barrel via a barrel band. The rear sight is an adjustable flip up open u-notch with a white diamond underneath the notch. The receiver is dovetailed for factory scope rings.    This rifle comes with its factory Scope rings.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a checkered wood Mannlicher stock with traditional capped pistol grip, checkered forend, sling swivels, forend nose cap,  and Ruger Red buttpad.  The action is bedded in the stock.  The LOP measures 13.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the rubber buttpad.  There are no signs of handling, just some loose storage marks from responsible storage in its sleeve in its factory box over the years.  There are no chips or cracks or notable scratches.  Overall the stock rates in Excellent-Plus condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: Internal magazine 5+1 with Hinged Floorplate.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 99%  of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows no wear.  The screw heads are sharp. The pins are clean. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent-plus condition.  This rifle has never been fired and is in Like New condition or New Old Stock condition as it has never been fired or used by its original owner.  Please see photos for a better understanding of this rifle’s condition.

Mechanics: The action functions as intended. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with its original Ruger Factory Serialized Box, Gun Sleeve, Owner’s Manual, Two Factory Scope Rings, and Factory Sling Swivel all in Excellent Condition.  Aside from the obvious aging of the box, and a small tear, this is a time capsule example of an original M77 RSI rifle with all its accessories.

Our Assessment: This Rare Ruger M77 RSI in Like New condition is not your average hunting rifle – it’s a true performer designed to deliver in the field without any compromises. While most hunting rifles are built to be cheap with under 1 MOA accuracy and flashy looks, the M77 was simply made to hunt well – and this one is in a league of its own.

But let’s talk about that Mannlicher (International) stock – it’s not just functional, it’s a work of art made from high-quality checkered walnut wood that provides a secure and comfortable grip for the shooter. And let’s not forget about the stunning aesthetics – this stock is one of the most gorgeous you’ll ever see on a rifle. It’s a thing of beauty that will make you proud to own this rifle.

The Ruger M77 RSI is a true hunting rifle that performs among the best, whether you’re a seasoned hunter or a newcomer to the game. So if you’re looking for a rifle that’s on the edge between modern and vintage, or a one-of-a-kind hunting companion to take with you on your next adventure, this Ruger M77 RSI in Like New condition is the perfect fit for you! Good luck!

Rare Ruger M77 RSI International .243 Win Bolt Action Rifle Like New
Rare Ruger M77 RSI International .243 Win Bolt Action Rifle Like New