Sturm Ruger M77/22 All-Weather .22LR 20” Bolt-Action Stainless Rifle 1991

SOLD FOR: $905

WOA#:  WY240318RU110

Make: Ruger

Model:  M77/22

Serial Number: 700-99517

Year of Manufacture: 1991

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 “700-99517 RUGER ALL-WEATHER 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 top of the receiver is installed with a Weaver K15-C3 scope with Duplex Crosshair Reticle.  The sight picture is clear.  The scope rates in Excellent condition.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a Ruger “Zytel Boat Paddle Stock” (discontinued) with semi-pistol grip with serrated inserts on the grip and forend, rubber buttpad, and sling swivels on front and back. The stock rates in Fine condition. There are some light scratches and loose storage marks on the Zytel surface mostly on the bottom left side of the stock around the magwell.

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

Type of Finish: Stainless, All-Weather

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

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.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with its attached scope as mentioned above and a leather sling in Fine condition. The leather is pliable.  There is minor crazing around the sling rings.

Our Assessment:  The Ruger All-Weather 77/22 is a highly versatile and durable bolt-action rifle designed to perform reliably under various environmental conditions, as suggested by its name. This rifle is part of the esteemed Ruger 77 series, which is well-regarded for its robust construction and precision.

Chambered in .22 Long Rifle, the 77/22 offers exceptional accuracy and is ideal for a variety of purposes, from small game hunting and pest control to recreational shooting and precision target practice. One of the standout features of the All-Weather model is its stainless steel construction, which provides excellent resistance to rust and corrosion, making it suitable for use in harsh weather conditions.

The rifle is equipped with a synthetic stock, further enhancing its durability and making it less susceptible to changes in humidity and temperature compared to traditional wood stocks. The stock is designed for comfort and stability, contributing to the rifle’s overall accuracy and ease of use.  The boat paddle stock was quite literally a laughing stock when it first came out.  Most hunters swapped the Boat Paddle stock for something more sleek and traditional looking.  However, a small niche actually found it to be a decent looking rifle and kept the original configuration with swappable grips and inserts. But regardless of how it was received, given its discontinuation these stocks are becoming more and more collectible.

Ruger’s 77/22 models are known for their smooth action and reliable rotary magazine, which seamlessly feeds cartridges into the chamber. This design reduces the likelihood of jams and ensures consistent performance. Additionally, the rifle includes integral scope mounts machined directly on the solid-steel receiver, providing a stable mounting surface for scopes and ensuring optimal alignment for precise shooting.

Overall, this Ruger All-Weather 77/22 is a robust, accurate, and dependable rifle that is perfectly suited for shooters who require a high-performance firearm capable of enduring tough environmental challenges while maintaining top-level accuracy and reliability.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Sturm Ruger M77/22 All-Weather .22LR 20” Bolt-Action Stainless Rifle 1991
Sturm Ruger M77/22 All-Weather .22LR 20” Bolt-Action Stainless Rifle 1991