WTS Ruger 77 458 Win Tang Safety Mint In Box $1,200 OBO

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.458 Win mag. Tang Safety 77 unfired. Comes with original box. I had the bolt and follower jeweled and then put away.
Beautiful blue and wonderful stock with some nice figure. Original red pad. Happy to answer questions. $1200 shipped from Charlotte NC

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This is a good price for this late 70s - early 80s rifle considering the wood and apparently unfired in box. This rifle is also 1 1/2 pounds or so heavier than a 1964 M70 I have in .458, and that's very good for the shoulder. The only thing this rifle lacks IMO, is that the front barrel band is under the forearm area. A swivel can rip your support hand when fired if not very careful. All the early Ruger big bores were built this way to my knowledge. The early model RSMs were also, but were changed soon after production began by moving the band forward of the forearm/stock.
 

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This is a good price for this late 70s - early 80s rifle considering the wood and apparently unfired in box. This rifle is also 1 1/2 pounds or so heavier than a 1964 M70 I have in .458, and that's very good for the shoulder. The only thing this rifle lacks IMO, is that the front barrel band is under the forearm area. A swivel can rip your support hand when fired if not very careful. All the early Ruger big bores were built this way to my knowledge. The early model RSMs were also, but were changed soon after production began by moving the band forward of the forearm/stock.
David you are correct but let me add a bit on the barrel band sling swivel... I have an old RSM IN 416 RIGBY that has this set up. I've shot it some although never hunted with it. Never had an issue. It has a very small crack by the tang so when I got an oppertu it to buy an extra stock for it, I did... although it doesn't seem to need it. Anyway, also having several of the newer versions, I bought a spare stock for those was well. The way it appears to me, this older model stock is about 1.5 to 2 inches longer than the new version which ends up placing the swivel stud at about the same distance fore and aft.
 

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I'm not sure where Ruger sourced their wood from in the late 70's, but most of the ones I've seen had a lot of figure particularly from pad to grip. this one appears to be no exception. Nice wood.
 

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Bob....So, you are saying that the "newer" stock is 1.5 to 2 inches shorter which places the stud out in front of the wood?
 

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Bob....So, you are saying that the "newer" stock is 1.5 to 2 inches shorter which places the stud out in front of the wood?
Yes that is how it appears to me.
 

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Yes that is how it appears to me.
I guess that is the first time I have heard that. Where did you buy the extra stocks from?....Natchez?
 

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This is a good price for this late 70s - early 80s rifle considering the wood and apparently unfired in box. This rifle is also 1 1/2 pounds or so heavier than a 1964 M70 I have in .458, and that's very good for the shoulder. The only thing this rifle lacks IMO, is that the front barrel band is under the forearm area. A swivel can rip your support hand when fired if not very careful. All the early Ruger big bores were built this way to my knowledge. The early model RSMs were also, but were changed soon after production began by moving the band forward of the forearm/stock.

The front swivel acts as an additional recoil lug. That's why Ruger did it as shown (otherwise they'd simply have screwed the lug into the stock, as would normally be the case).

These are RSM stocks, the one on the right being the old style with the front sling swivel passing through the stock. As you can see, it provides a bearing surface to take up some of the load from recoil.

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Nice color on the wood, best of luck on the sale! I'm sure someone will take this off your hands quickly
 

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The stocks appear to have the front receiver screw attaching the bottom metal to the receiver ring, traveling vertically rather than diagonally as with other M77s of that era. Was the screw vertical for the heavy recoiling cartridge models?
 

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The screw may appear to travel vertically but is angled like all other M77 rifles. The recoil lug in the forend is connected to this area by virtue of a strap and Ruger uses the same principle to draw it up tight (an angled front receiver screw drawing the recoil lug firmly into its bed).
 

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