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Last Post 01 Jan 1900 12:00 AM by  Anonymous
FS: Collectible Ruger books....UPDATED 8/19/10
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bigbore45colt
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27 Mar 2010 11:24 PM

    The following books are part of the history of Ruger collecting, each in their own way. All of them are out of print and are an integral part of a Ruger collection, let alone part of the education... Here is your opportunity to buy some of the books that are so frequently talked about

    1) Ruger Automatic Pistols and Single Action Revolvers with Checklistsby Hugo Lueders, first edition, 1976. This 34-page softcover book is in excellent condition with no wear, marks, or writing. Asking $40, plus shipping.



    2) Ruger Automatic Pistols and Single Action Revolvers with Checklists by Hugo Lueders, first edition, 1976. I have a second copy of this. This 34-page softcover book is in excellent condition with no wear, marks, or writing. Asking $40, plus shipping.



    3) Ruger Automatic Pistols and Single Action Revolvers, Book III by Hugo Lueders, second revision, 1982. This 95-page softcover book is in excellent condition with no wear, marks, or writing. $40, shipped



    4) Ruger Automatic Pistols and Single Action Revolvers by Hugo Lueders, edited by Don Findley. This 79-page softcover book was first published by Hugo Lueders in 1983. This is the third revision, dated March, 1993, by Don Findley, published by Blacksmith Co. Great condition with no wear, marks, or writing. ****SOLD PENDING funds****

    5) Ruger Automatic Pistols and Single Action Revolvers by Hugo Lueders, edited by Don Findley. This 79-page softcover book was first published by Hugo Lueders in 1983. This is the third revision, dated March, 1993, by Don Findley, published by Blacksmith Co. Great condition with no wear, marks, or writing. Asking $40, plus shipping.
     


    6) A Blacksmith Guide to Ruger Rimfire Revolvers, 1953-1973, by JC Munnell. March 1982 Blacksmith printing of the first edition (see #6 above), published in 1978. A great treatise on the Ruger rimfire revolvers, variations, and characteristics. Book is in good condition with slight wear.Asking $40, plus shipping.



    7) A Blacksmith Guide to Ruger Flattops & Super Blackhawks, by H.W. (Bill) Ross. March 1982 Blacksmith printing of the first edition published in 1979. This is the Ross for whom the Ross Variation 357 Flat-top was named after. A great, early text on flattops and Supers. Book is in good condition with slight wear.Asking $40, plus shipping.



    8 ) Complete set of Ruger Catalog/Buyer's Guide 2005-2008. Includes both variation of the 2008 guide. All 5 catalogs are in excellent condition. Asking $50, plus shipping.



    9) 2008 reprint of Judge Clayton's Ruger No. 1 book. Softcover. New in original plastic wrapper. Asking $35, plus shipping.



    10) 1954 Gun Digest, featuring the Amber Gun on the cover. The cover pictures the first Ruger single action revolver ever manufactured, and offered to John Amber, editor of the Gun Digest. This is the beginning of Ruger revolvers right here!! Book shows wear and tear but is whole. Wrapped in celophane for protection. Asking $30, plus shipping.



    11) Encyclopedia of Ruger Semi Automatic Pistols, by Chad Hiddleson. Original, hardcover copy. In good shape with no wear, tear, or damage to the book. ****sold pending funds****.

    12 & 13) Encyclopedia of Ruger Semi Automatic Pistols, by Chad Hiddleson. Original, hardcover copy. Brand spanking new, still in the original shrink wrap. Asking $75, plus shipping.

     

     
     




    14-15)  2 copies of Dougan's Know Your Ruger, 1953-1963. These are softcover and are still in the shrink wrap. A great text on all there is to know about early Ruger single actions. Asking $25, shipped.
     

    16) Ruger & His Guns - National Firearms Museum guide, published in 2000, softcover booklet published as a guide to Ruger's collection when it was displayed at the museum. Includes some fantastic pictures of very low s/n guns. $30, plus shipping.

     

     
     


    17) & 18 ) Ruger NRA commemorative. This is a compilation of various articles published by the NRA about Rugers in the American Rifleman. Starts with the early guns (standard auto, etc...) up to 80s guns. In very good condition with no wear, tear, stains, markings or writing. I have two of these. Asking $30, plus shipping.

     

     
     


    19) Scarce hardcover copy of John Dougan's Know Your Ruger, The Second Decade, 1963-1973. This was a very limited hardcover edition, now out of print, that is quite scarce. Book is in good condition. Dust jacket has some tears in it. Book has some light staining on it. $80, shipped.

     

     

     



    20) Another scarce copy of John Dougan's Know Your Ruger - 1953-1963. This is a soft cover, color edition. Long out of print. Asking $75

     

     

     

    21) Ruger Model 77 Bolt Action Rifles by Ronnie Burke. This is a great book on the Model 77 rifles. It is leather covered and in excellent, like new condition. Very hard to find. Asking $125.

     

     



    22) Compliments of Col. Ruger, by John Dougan. This is the treatise on the Ruger Engraved Revolvers. This hard cover book is like new and the dust jacket is in similar condition. A great book to learn about all the ins and outs of the engraved revolvers. Long out of print. Asking $50, plus shipping.

     

     



    23) Gun Digest Book of Ruger Pistols and Revolvers, by Patrick Sweeney. This is a more contemporary view of Ruger that reviews the early and modern revolvers and semi-auto handguns. 286-page softcover book, published in 2007. Asking $20, plus shipping.

     

     

     


    24) Reprint of Jim Carmichel's Outdoor Life article ""30 years of Ruger Firearms"". In great condition with on wear, tears or writing. ****SOLD PENDING FUNDS****.

     

     
     


    25) Know Your Ruger Single Action Revolver, 1953-1963 by John Dougan. This is the original hard cover color edition, also long out of print, and getting harder and harder to find. Most pictures are black and white with color pictures in middle. Book is in excellent condition, as well as dust jacket. Asking $80, plus shipping.
     

     

     

    29) Encyclopedia of Ruger Semi Automatic Pistols, by Chad Hiddleson. Original, hardcover copy. This one apparently came out of the Denver Public Library and shows some wear, along with the typical library markings. Other than that, it's in good shape with no wear, tear, or damage to the book. Asking $55, shipped.

     

     


    31) Guide to Ruger Single Action Revolvers Production Dates 1953-1973, by John Dougan. 32-page pocket guide, updated in 2008, that covers serial numbers and manufacturing dates for Single Action revolvers. Includes serial numbers of unique guns (engraved guns, S lightweights, chrome guns, SC4s, etc...). A nice to have at the gunshow when you run across that unique Ruger. Asking $16, shipped.

     

     
     



    For our international members, yes, I will ship internationally. Email me and we can discuss.

    First ""I'll take it"" email gets it. Payment by USPS Money Order, cashier's check, certified funds, or PayPal (+3%). Feel free to email with questions.

    Thanks for looking!

    BB45CC

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