Ruger Ninety-Six 96/22 06202 .22 Magnum WMR Lever Action Rifle 2000

SOLD FOR: $804

WOA#: WY240226SP079

Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co

Model: Ninety-Six, 96/22

Serial Number: 620-36886

Year of Manufacture: 2000(RUGER Serial Number Lookup)

Caliber: .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

Action Type: Detachable Magazine-Fed Lever-Action Rifle

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “RUGER MODEL NINETY-SIX / 620-36886”.  The left shoulder of the barrel is marked “Green Mountain / Rifle Barrel Company, Inc.”.  The right barrel shoulder is marked “.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire”. The scope is marked “REDFIELD”, REVENGE”, “4-PLEX”.

Barrel Length: 22” Octagonal

Sights/Optics: The top of the receiver is mounted with a Redfield Revenge 4-Plex Rifle Scope with Duplex Crosshair Reticle. The sight picture is clear.

Stock Configuration and Condition:  The stock is a one-piece smooth wood with semi-pistol grip, straight comb, and rubber recoil buttpad.  There is a stock band that has been removed on the forend to accommodate the barrel.   There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 14 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. Overall, the stock rates in Excellent condition with only light handling wear.

Type of Finish: Blued, Black

Finish Originality: Original to parts.

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is erosion concentrated near the muzzle and then scattered about the bore.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 6/10.

Overall Condition:  This Ruger Ninety-Six retains about 95% of its metal finish. The barrel has taken on a light plum hue. The barrel has a scattered minor handling wear There is some general operation wear on the action. Screws and controls are free of any notable wear or damage. All markings are clear. There is some rust on the scope rings. Overall, this rifle rates in Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a cross-bolt safety through the trigger guard bow and a brass loaded chamber indicator. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: This rifle comes with its factory 9 round rotary  magazine.

Our Assessment:  The Ruger Ninety-Six in .22 WMR is a lever-action rifle that combines traditional design with modern innovation, tailored to shooters who appreciate the aesthetics and operation of classic lever-actions but desire the performance of contemporary firearms. Introduced in the late 1990s as part of Ruger’s line of lever-action rifles, the Ninety-Six model was designed to offer a fresh take on the lever-action mechanism, providing a smooth and reliable action suitable for both hunting and target shooting.

Chambered in .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (.22 WMR), the Ruger Ninety-Six offers significant power in a small-caliber rifle, making it ideal for varmint and small game hunting. The .22 WMR cartridge provides a higher velocity and greater range than the standard .22 Long Rifle, giving this rifle an edge in terms of both accuracy and terminal performance at longer distances.

Overall, this Ruger Ninety-Six in .22 WMR is highly regarded for its combination of classic lever-action appeal and modern shooting performance, making it a favorite among enthusiasts who value versatility and reliability in their rimfire rifles. Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Ruger Ninety-Six 96/22 06202 .22 Magnum WMR Lever Action Rifle 2000
Ruger Ninety-Six 96/22 06202 .22 Magnum WMR Lever Action Rifle 2000