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Old October 11, 2012, 03:08 PM   #33
Sevens
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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.
Okay -- that is just plain cool. I feel like a schmuck because I hadn't heard of this and it was two years ago.

I appreciate you sharing this tidbit. Very, very cool.
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