Project Description

!!!!!SOLD!!!!!  This is a 1/3 scale Ruger MK-1 .22 long rifle rimfire caliber semi-automatic pistol made by master miniaturist David Kucer of Montreal, Canada.  2 15/16″ long overall with a 1 19/32″ barrel of .066 caliber.  Machined steel construction.  Black blue finished except for the bolt & trigger, which are finished in the white, and the bottom of the magazine which is nickel plated.  Two piece black plastic grips with two retaining screws on each side.  The left grip with the red winged eagle Ruger emblem.  Fully functional but non-firing.  Fixed blade type front sight.  Dovetailed windage adjustable rear sight.  The bottom rear of the barrel marked “D. KUCER”.  The left rear of the receiver marked “STURM RUGER & CO., SOUTHPORT CONN USA” in two lines.  The left front of the receiver marked “0004”.  The right side of the receiver marked “RUGER” in large letters, then “.22 CAL. LONG RIFLE, AUTOMATIC PISTOL” in smaller letters in two lines.  The front of the trigger, the side tabs at the rear of the bolt, and the bottom sides of the magazine are serrated.  Complete with the original Ruger style “Salt Cod” sliding top wood box with the original instructions & protective wax paper.  What really sets this piece apart from all the others I have had in the past is the 4 pages of original paperwork from the Ruger Collectors Association which includes Member’s Bulletin # 11 (2-sided) which talks about the offer, a second page of bulletin # 11 with the application to buy and rules (2-sided), a COA letter from the Ruger Collectors Association with seal, the RCA letter to the winner of this miniature, and a copy of the ATF letter stating these are not firearms.  In my opinion, these documents add greatly to the history & value of this miniature.  These were commissioned by the Ruger Collectors Assn., and possibly by Bill Ruger himself, in a limited edition of 12 pieces.  They also commissioned a Ruger “Hawkeye” target pistol.  Near mint condition showing only the most minor signs of handling.  This is the first one of these I have had the pleasure to offer for sale in a while.  Beautiful workmanship and one of my favorite Kucer miniatures.  Stock # PH-2.  !!!!!SOLD!!!!!