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Old October 9, 2012, 03:03 PM   #5
johnbt
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Join Date: December 6, 1999
Location: Richmond, Virginia USA
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I've known quite a few Ruger collectors, but none of the primary players. The Ruger Collectors Association was formed in 1975.

www.rugercollectorsassociation.com/rca/whatisRCA


In 2010, someone bought a former Ruger employee's collection. All serial numbers ended in 0038. The ad explains the mixup that led to Bill Ruger giving the man the claim on number 38 - because Mr. Ruger claimed all the numbers from 1 to 40 for himself.

http://www.icollector.com/An-Impress...and-S_i9751790

The selling price was $29,500 plus fees, etc. The buyer's premium alone was almost $6k.
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