The Ruger 1 of 5000
To say a farewell to the venerable Ruger Standard, Sturm Ruger manufactured and sold the last ones in stainless steel. A replica of the original "salt cod" wooden shipping box came with the pistol, as well as a copy of the original 1949 advertisement. Bill Ruger's signature was rollmarked on the receiver, and "1 of 5000" was stamped on the right side of the barrel.
These were the first stainless steel Ruger pistols. Many were purchased as "investments" and never shot. At present, a 1 of 5000 Ruger Standard is available on Auction Arms.
Current Price: $649.00