What is it worth?

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  1. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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    Probably a Ruger MKII Government model.
  2. jewell

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    Winchester's Repeating Arms Rifle
    Model 1873
    32 W.C.F
    By bottom trigar: 424449B
    Kings Improvment Patented March 29.1866 October 16.1660
  3. Lanrezac

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    Jewell, you might want to start a new thread, titled something like "Seeking information about 32-20 Winchester 1873". You might want to ask specifically about anything you particularly would like to know, like age or value, and you will probably need some more pictures, particularly close-ups of the action, and of barrel markings.

    Sorry to make it sound like so much work, but without more information, people can't tell you much of anything. The originator of the this thread did not say enough for anybody to tell him anything.

    Thanks for putting up pictures, and welcome to the Forum!
  4. wonderwhippet

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    I concede it could have been a US marked HS Military, but these are so rare that I didn't consider it a viable possibility.
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    My research suggest that overall High Standard sold around 65,000 pistols to the U. S. Government. between May 1942 and January 1969 made in teh letter, hammer letter, lever letter, lever name, 100, 101, 102, 103, and 107 series. Some of these government contract guns are not likely to be described as having a bull barrel.

    A rather large number of guns were sold to Evaluators Ltd and many are now marked with USMC markings.


    My guess is that the Ruger Government model is the likely candidate.
  6. Alpo

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    There's no such thing as a "Ruger Government Model".
  7. Hawg

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    Dunno if you can read it in the pic but it says Government Target Model.

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    I can't, but I'll take your word for it.

    Damn. That's what - three? Four times I've been wrong? That ain't s'posed to happen. I know everthing!!

    Don't I? :p
  9. Hawg

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    Don't take my word for it google it. Yeah you know it all but somehow this got misplaced. Don't worry it will turn up.:D:D:D
    I think the only difference is the Government model has a 6 7/8 barrel.
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  10. BillM

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    Only two guns come to mind that for a "U.S. Govt model 22" with a bull barrel.

    High Standard HD Military
    Ruger Government Target Model

    Neither of them is marked "U.S. Gov model"

    There ARE 1911's that come pretty close on the markings, but
    they are not bull barrel. The Umarex by Walther, imported and
    branded by Colt comes to mind.
  11. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    Ruger made a special run of pistols for the army with 6 7/8 inch bull barrels, which Ruger designated as the "Government Target Model". Ruger then sold the same gun on the commercial market in both blued and stainless steel versions. Guns made for the government were blued and marked "U.S." on the top of the receiver ring.

    The commercial models are relatively common, the "U.S." marked guns are quite rare in civilian hands and worth about 3-4 times what the civilian model in comparable condition will bring. Needless to say, some of the "U.S." markings were not put on at the Ruger factory.

    Jim
  12. dons2346

    dons2346 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    When I was in the Navy, I was on a pistol team. We used High Standards, model I don't remember. I remember that they had a series of weights that could be attached under the barrel so the shooter could fine tune the weapon. Really nice shooters.
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