Sturm Ruger M77/22 .22LR 20” Bolt-Action Varmint Hunting Rifle First Year

SOLD FOR: $805

WOA#:  WY230115PS002

Our Assessment: If you’ve been browsing the world of .22 LR, it’s safe to say it’s hard to find a rifle for the adults or big boys, especially in the early 1980’s.  Sturm Ruger with the help of Len Brownell had a solution for varmint hunt hunting with a rifle fit for the adults.  The first rounds of production were strictly chambered for .22 L.R. until around 1995 when the Ruger engineers decided, after 10 years of wanting to configure a .22 Hornet version, that it was time to upgrade. If you’re looking for a collectable rifle, a varmint hunter, .22LR fan, or maybe a combination of all three, then this rifle deserves a place in that arsenal.  This rifle comes with its original box and manual, and also comes with a Bushnell scope so it’s ready for the range right out of the box!  Please see specs below, our photos, and good luck on your bid!

Make: Ruger

Model:  M77/22

Serial Number: 700-20544

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .22 LR

Action Type: Bolt Action

Markings: Left side of the barrel is marked “.22 L.R. CAL.” Left side of the receiver is marked “700-20544 RUGER 77/22” with the Ruger Logo. Barrel is marked “BEFORE USING GUN-READ WARNINGS IN INSTRUCTION MANUAL AVAILABLE FREE FROM STURM, RUGER & CO. INC., SOUTHPORT, CONN. U.S.A.”  The top of the rear of the bolt is marked “SAFE”.

Barrel Length: 20”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade dovetailed to the barrel.  The rear sight is a flip up U notch sight with a single white diamond below the notch.  The top of the receiver has a scope rail.  This Rifle comes with a Bushnell Sportview Scope.  The sight picture is clear.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a checkered walnut full length stock with traditional checkered and capped pistol grip, sling, and metal buttplate.  The belly and bottom of the buttstock have sling studs and swivels that are fitted with a camo nylon sling. The stock rates in Fine condition. There are no chips or cracks.  There are some scratches on the right side of the buttstock near the comb.  The checkering is crisp.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  One Ruger 10 round rotary magazine in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Walnut, 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 very minimal wear.  There is only slight operational wear around the Bolt.  The screw heads are sharp. The pins are clean. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent 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.  Has a Tang Safety as well as an internal mag floor release at the front of the trigger guard for easy cleaning.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories:  This Ruger M77/22 comes with its original factory box, total of one magazine, and original Owner’s Manual.

Sturm Ruger M77/22 .22LR 20” Bolt-Action Varmint Hunting Rifle First Year
Sturm Ruger M77/22 .22LR 20” Bolt-Action Varmint Hunting Rifle First Year