Ruger Red Label 12 GA Over Under Double Shotgun MFD 1986 Stainless Briley

SOLD FOR: $1,675

WOA#: WY240210TM029

Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.

Model: Red Label

Serial Number: 410-16468

Year of Manufacture: 1986 (

Caliber: 12 GA, chambered for 3” Shells

Action Type: Top Lever, Break Action Over/Under Shotgun with Ejectors

Markings: The top receiver tang is marked with the serial number, “410-16468”. The underside of the receiver is marked “STURM, RUGER & CO., INC. / SOUTHPORT, CONN. / —U.S.A—”. The left side barrel flat is marked with “12 GA. 3” CHAMBERS” and a proof mark. The mono block is serial matching, hand-scribed “16468”. The underside of the forend wood and the grip cap is marked with an inset gold Ruger phoenix medallion and a red Ruger phoenix medallion. The buttpad is marked “KICK-EEZ”.

Barrel Length: 28” with Vented Barrel Rib. Ported barrels by Briley.

Choke: Both barrels are threaded; Improved Cylinder and Modified Briley Chokes are currently installed.

Sights/Optics: There is a beaded brass blade fixed to the front of the barrel rib. The top of the rib is serrated to reduce glare.

Stock Configuration and Condition: The stocks are two-piece wood with checkered semi-pistol grip and forend, fluted straight comb, and a black rubber buttpad. The forend has a few minor shallow nicks and compressions. The stocks display little to no handling wear.  The checkering is well defined. There are no chips or cracks.  The LOP measures 13.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The buttpad is free of any notable wear or damage. Overall, the stocks are in Excellent condition.  The buttplate has been upgraded with a Graco Corp Adjustable plate.  The forcing cones have been lengthened as well.

Type of Finish: Blued Barrel Assembly with Stainless Steel Receiver and Forend Iron

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: Both bores are bright and there is no erosion.  In this writer’s opinion the bores both rates 9/10.  There is some minor fouling.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is minor operation wear on the action.  All markings are clear. There are some minor faint scratches on the receiver.  Overall, this shotgun is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The lock up is tight with no play. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your standards.

Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: This shotgun comes with a Briley receipt with an invoice of the work done on this shotgun including barrel ports, lengthening of forcing cones, Briley choke set and install, and additional charge for x2, a Graco Corporation Receipt for recoil pad installation, Ruger Gun Sock, Adjustable Buttplate Wrenches, Briley Choke Removal Tool, Lucas Oil, Standard Choke Removal tool, Lucas Gun Grease Extreme Duty, Hoppes Quick Clean Clothm Hoppe’s Gun & Reel Silicone Cloth, Briley Choke Kit with IM and 2x Full chokes, 2x A-Zoom 12GA Snap Caps, Ruger Owner’s Manual, Briley Thin Wall Choke Manual, and a Tourbon Gun Case with key w/ leather pocket.

Our Assessment: This Ruger Red Label Over/Under 12 GA shotgun, augmented with a suite of Briley and Graco Corporation enhancements, emerges as a quintessential fusion of traditional craftsmanship and advanced performance features. Esteemed for its inherent balance and aesthetic finesse, the Red Label is further refined with a Briley choke set for unmatched pattern control across diverse shooting disciplines, lengthened forcing cones for smoother shot transition and reduced recoil, and precision-engineered barrel ports to minimize muzzle rise. Complemented by a Graco Corporation adjustable buttpad for a bespoke fit and enhanced handling, this shotgun transcends conventional expectations, offering shooters a bespoke instrument that excels in precision, adaptability, and comfort. This elevated configuration affirms the Ruger Red Label’s status as a preferred choice for those pursuing excellence in competitive shooting and hunting alike, encapsulating a commitment to superior performance and ergonomic design.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Ruger Red Label 12 GA Over Under Double Shotgun MFD 1986 Stainless Briley
Ruger Red Label 12 GA Over Under Double Shotgun MFD 1986 Stainless Briley