Ruger .40 S&W Police Carbine Semi-Auto Rifle Model 04851 PCC 2005

SOLD FOR: $930

WOA#: WY240211PM001

Make: Ruger

Model: .40 S&W Police Carbine  (PC Carbine)

Serial Number: 480-15704

Year of Manufacture: 2005 (

Caliber:  .40 S&W

Action Type: Semi-Auto Pistol Caliber Carbine, fed by detachable pistol magazines.

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “BEFORE USING GUN – READ WARNINGS IN / INSTRUCTION MANUAL AVAILABLE FREE FROM / STURM, RUGER & CO., INC. / SOUTHPORT, CONNECTICUT. U.S.A.”, with the Ruger Phoenix and “RUGER CARBINE”.  The right side of the receiver is marked “480-15704”, “.40 AUTO”.  The bottom of the magazines have a Ruger Logo.  Both sides of the buttstock are marked “RUGER”.

Barrel Length: 16”.

Sights / Optics:  The top of the receiver is configured for Ruger Scope Mounts.  The front sight is a fixed blade between two protective ears.  The rear sight is an adjustable peep sight set between two protective wings that has been screwed to the top of the receiver.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stock is checkered synthetic with checkered semi-pistol grip, straight comb, with sling studs, and rubber buttpad. The length of pull is 13.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The stock has surface scratches and scuffs from handling and use. There are no chips or cracks, the checkering is sharp. Overall the stock rates in Good Condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: Three Ruger Factory .40 Cal 10rd magazines in Good condition. This is one of the earlier variants of the rifle and it does not accept Glock Magazines.

Type of Finish:  Black Anodized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore. The feed ramp is smooth with only a few marks from copper. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 8/10.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows light signs of previous operation. There are some small patches of surface rust on the receiver and the barrel has some drag lines on the left and right hand side.  The screw heads are sharp and the pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Good To Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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 a total of three magazines and a speedloader.

Our Assessment: The Ruger Police Carbine (PC) chambered in .40 S&W represents a versatile and reliable firearm designed originally for law enforcement use but also suitable for civilian applications. The original idea was to produce a rifle that allowed the user to use the same ammunition for both the rifle and their sidearm. Manufactured by Ruger, a prominent American firearms company, this carbine offers a range of features that cater to both practicality and user customization. At its core, the Ruger PC Carbine is engineered to accommodate the .40 S&W cartridge, a popular choice among law enforcement agencies and self-defense enthusiasts for its balance of power and controllability. This chambering ensures the rifle’s effectiveness in various scenarios, from close-quarters engagements to medium-range engagements. The design of the PC Carbine reflects a blend of traditional and modern elements, with a semi-automatic, blowback-operated action housed within a durable synthetic stock. This configuration provides users with a compact and maneuverable platform ideal for tactical applications. The inclusion of cut outs for Ruger mounts on the receiver further enhances the rifle’s versatility by allowing users to easily mount optics, sights, or other accessories to improve accuracy and performance. In summary, the Ruger PC Carbine in .40 S&W embodies Ruger’s commitment to innovation and practicality, offering law enforcement professionals and civilian shooters alike a reliable and adaptable firearm suitable for a range of applications making it a popular choice for those seeking a pistol-caliber carbine with exceptional performance and customization options. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Ruger .40 S&W Police Carbine Semi-Auto Rifle Model 04851 PCC 2005
Ruger .40 S&W Police Carbine Semi-Auto Rifle Model 04851 PCC 2005