Does anyone have any information on
The US Property “Standard” pistol.
It has a 5 1/4 in barrel. And I am posting pictures besides a pair of MK 1 US marked pistols for comparison.
I will soon request a letter from Ruger
To see if it left the factory in this
In mid 1952 Ruger did manufacture a Mark I Target with the 5 ¼ inch Heavy Tapered barrel length using the A 54 style grip frame. I can find nothing in my references that denotes that style being issued to a military contract and thus marked U. S. on the top front of the receiver ring. While the Mark I 514's are quite rare, the Mark II configurations are a bit more common in blued steel and stainless steel: