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Hi, Folks,

Here's a picture of yours truly holding 10/22 Serial Number 1 in the Ruger Southport vaults back in November 2013:




When we decided to put 10/22 No. 1 on the cover of The Ruger 10/22 Complete Owner's and Assembly Guide, we realized that the pictures we had taken that day just weren't good enough to use. Fortunately, Ruger was kind enough to send No. 1 to their pro photographer for some glamour shots. Here are two of the resulting images:





Over the next few weeks I'll pull some of the other pictures from that day and post them. We were privileged to see, handle and photograph some very interesting prototypes and "never was"-es. Enjoy.

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Walt
 

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WOW, the very first one...

that is a gorgeous rifle.





Jim
 

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WOW, the very first one...

that is a gorgeous rifle.

Jim
Yes, Jim, it was quite a thrill to be able to handle and examine No.1 and all the other special firearms we saw in the "vault."

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Wali
 

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Hey Walt...I see you belong to the Garand Collectors Association too...

Whatcha got....!?
Over the past 20 years or so I guess I've had just about everything with the exception of a genuine Gas Trap. I did have one of Gene Barnett's repro kits I built up on an IHC receiver* and shot in the first four John Garand Matches at Camp Perry during the Nationals. I bet I have more rounds in competition through a gas trap then any other living person :). Currently I have the lowest known postwar S/N, an M1C built on an H&R receiver by Griffin & Howe, a couple of 6.8 millions...it does go on, I guess!

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Walt
*Eventually traded it for a half-scale Ma Deuce by Tippman.
 

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My M1 Garand is a Springfield build from November 1944...



Shown with an Adapter Grenade Projection M1a2 ( Lot UOD-500-12 1945 )...and M1905 Bayonet {2nd Production-1942} ( 16" Blade / 4" Plastic Handle ) marked UC ( Utica ) 1942 sans M3 ( Detroit Gasket & Mfg Co. ) scabbard.
 

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Cool!!!!

Nos 2 & 3 have very ordinary wood. I'll post pictures soon.

W.
 
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