STURM, RUGER & CO., INC.
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STURM, RUGER & CO., INC.
Current manufacturer with production facilities located in Newport, NH and Prescott, AZ. Previously manufactured in Southport, CT 1949-1991 (corporate and administrative offices remain at this location). A second factory was opened in Newport, NH in 1963, and still produces single action revolvers, rifles and shotguns.During September 2013, Ruger purchased a 220,000 square foot facility in Mayodan, NC. New production began in late fall of 2013.
Sturm, Ruger & Co. was founded in 1949 by Alexander Sturm and William B. Ruger to manufacture .22 cal. semi-auto pistols. The original factory was in a wooden structure located across from the train depot in Southport, CT. By 1959, the company moved into a larger modern factory not too far from the original buildings. The product line quickly expanded to a Target Model, single action revolvers, rifles, DA revolvers and shotguns.
Mr. Alex Sturm passed away in November 1951. On July 6, 2002, the legendary William B. Ruger, Sr. passed away in his home in Prescott, AZ.
Beginning 1996, all handguns are supplied with a case and lock. Beginning late 2000, a spent cartridge case was supplied with all handguns.
From four separate factories, Ruger has manufactured and shipped over 27 million guns. The two Southport, CT facilities are no longer utilized. Guns are manufactured at the two large modern facilities located in Newport, NH and Prescott, AZ. Ruger is America's largest small arms maker, and offers a complete line of firearms for sportsmen, law enforcement, and military. Ruger plans to open a third production facility during 2014 in Mayodan, NC.
Please refer to the Blue Book of Modern Black Powder Arms by John Allen (also online) for more information and prices on Sturm Ruger black powder models.
Black Powder Revolvers - Reproductions & Replicas and Black Powder Long Arms & Pistols - Reproductions & Replicas by Dennis Adler are also invaluable sources for most black powder reproductions and replicas, and include hundreds of color images on most popular makes/models, provide manufacturer/trademark histories, and up-to-date information on related items/accessories for black powder shooting - www.bluebookofgunvalues.com
The publisher would like to thank Bill Hamm, Richard Machniak, John Dougan, and Chad Hiddleson for their contributions in this and previous editions.

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