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Ruger .44 Mag Semi Carbine Drilled and Tapped?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by sentinel89, Feb 13, 2009.

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  1. sentinel89

    sentinel89 Member

    Mar 15, 2007
    Good morning,

    Does anybody know if the Ruger semi-auto .44 mag carbines were always drilled and tapped from the factory? Even the earlier ones? My uncle just gave me one and his memory isn't what it once used to be. He told me he thought he had it for at least 10 years - possibly longer - and he couldn't remeber the exact history on it, if he bought it new or used, or if it always had the scope on it. I have not removed the scope or the tip off base.

    I was wondering if anybody had any insight as to whether it may have been factory drilled or drilled and tapped by someone else. Thanks for your time and have a great day.
  2. targshooter

    targshooter Member

    Apr 23, 2007
    Ruger .44 Carbine

    The two I owned in the early 1970s were both new and had been factory drilled and tapped for scopes on the upper receiver surface.
  3. dmazur

    dmazur Member

    Apr 28, 2007
    Pacific NW
    I have two of these. They are very similar to the 10/22, except the scope mounts. They are two piece, with the front mounting on the barrel and the rear mounting on the receiver. To work with equal height rings, the front base is taller than the rear.

    Both were D&T by Ruger for scope mounts.

    The two I have are newer, with the "magazine unload button", so I have no experience with the older model. I think it had provision for scope mounts, too. About the only visible change I know of, between newer and older, is that unload button near the loading ramp.

    The guys on the ruger forum might know.

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