I remember when the "Government Model" Ruger came on the market, but never saw a real Government Model till a recent Bullseye Pistol Match. All Guard shooters were there, some using these, and I got to take a couple of pictures of real, genuine, Government Property, Ruger MKII's. I did not take out a tape measure, but these look to be 6.5 inch barrels. Based on the precise alignment of the U.S markings, I think these were roll marked at the factory. Wish I could do this, one shooter shot this 100-10X in timed fire. I thought this might be interesting to those who have never seen, and would not have seen, a US property marked Ruger target 22lr.