Need help identifying stock on M77

Discussion in 'Ruger Rifle Forum' started by 67stingray, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. 67stingray

    67stingray Member

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    I purchased this M77 in .300 Win. Mag and it has a slanted forearm end on it. It was made in 1988 which was the second series of the original tang safety models which was before the Mark II models. It has a really nice piece of wood on it similar to the early No. 1s and all the checkering, grip cap and other items seem to be correct but the slanted forearm end has me perplexed. Never seen anything like it on a Ruger, any help would be appreciated.
     

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  2. paulruger

    paulruger Active Member

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    Maybe someone cut it off?
     

  3. 67stingray

    67stingray Member

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    Paul, thanks for the reply. I've have determined that that's what happened, it is cut at an angle like the Weatherbys without the end capped. Don't really bother me, they did a good job on it.
     
  4. paulruger

    paulruger Active Member

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    I kind of like that "rakish" angle. The previous owner may have planned to install a contrasting wood cap!
     
  5. 67stingray

    67stingray Member

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    Yeah it gives it some character, maybe he had those plans but went ahead and finished it with the rest of the stock.
     
  6. Uncle_Louie

    Uncle_Louie 1968 Ford Galaxie 500 XL

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    Someone just wanted to make it their own.