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Early Ruger 22 auto

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by paulie, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. paulie

    paulie New Member

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    I just purchased a Ruger 22 auto made in 1959 per the Ruger website.
    I believe it to be a Ruger Standard, with a 4 inch bull barrel.
    My question is... where to look for the issue grips.
    It came with aftermarket target grips which I'd like to replace.
    Thanks for any help..... paul
     
  2. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I'd start with Numrich. They were the only place I could find springs for a 1952 Woodsman.
    https://www.gunpartscorp.com/

    There's also a number of Ruger forums online. Here's just one...
    http://rugerforum.net/

    And I've phoned Ruger themselves with varying results.

    Google the hell out of your pistol and you might find some interesting literature including scanned pdf parts lists/diagrams. Vintage weapons become far more interesting when you actually own them and I've seen reverently detailed websites made by others. Good luck in your search.
     
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  3. paulie

    paulie New Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion.
    Already tried there and they got nuttin.
     
  4. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Post a picture of the target grips and maybe someone will trade you.
     
  5. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Try ebay. 2 sets of MkI factory grips listed right now-----
     
  6. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Before 1951, the logo would have been red. After Sturm died, Ruger had it changed to black in memory of his friendship with Sturm.
    They did revert the logo back to red for the 50th anniversary of the Mark series pistol.
     
  8. paulie

    paulie New Member

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  9. paulie

    paulie New Member

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    Thanks to all for the help.
    Just got the ones suggested by deadeye above.

    I'd post a pic of the aftermarket grips if I could figure out how, and if it were permissible outside the for sale section.

    Thanks again to all who responded !
     
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