value for M77 flatbolt

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jh223
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value for M77 flatbolt

Post by jh223 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:14 pm

I have a Ruger model 77 flatbolt made in 1972. It's condition is 'new in the box'. I'd appreciate your opinion as to it's value.

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Re: value for M77 flatbolt

Post by flattop44 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:21 pm

The caliber and configuration of the rifle often makes a considerable difference in its value. Please provide more info and we will attempt to give you an estimate.
Bill

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Re: value for M77 flatbolt

Post by jh223 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:29 pm

Sorry about that - It's a model 77 R in 250 Savage. The rings are in the red drawstring bag.

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Re: value for M77 flat bolt

Post by flattop44 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:04 pm

Very scarce caliber in the M77R Flatbolt. If it indeed does have its box and is in new condition I would estimate $750-850 range. A collector looking for that particular example to complete a collection may pay a tad more.
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Re: value for M77 flatbolt

Post by jh223 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:05 pm

Thanks Bill. Out of curiosity, what considered the 'most rare' caliber in the flatbolt ?

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Re: value for M77 flat bolt

Post by flattop44 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:29 am

Oh man, that is a tough one, I do not really know. I have never specifically collected or studied the M77 models even though I like them and am fortunate to have some pretty rare low numbered guns. There are many different variations and some real rare guns in that lot....Short actions (SA), Long Actions (LA), SA non-prefix s/ns, SA M77"R" model without sights, LA M77 "R" model without sights, SA M77"RS" model with rings & sights, LA M77RS model with rings & sights, SA & LA M77V Varmint, SA with straight contour wood under ejector area, SA without bolt guides, etc.

I know that in production rifles the SA .284 was very hard to find and sought after. Also, all of the Long Action Flatbolts are rare in all calibers. LA Flatbolts with sights or round top receivers would appears to be in the very rare+ category. Several calibers I have never personally witnessed or handled. Only found a 3 or 4 in a lot of years. Had a couple of '06s but never a .25-06 or a 7x57 but was always looking.

Ronnie Burk wrote an excellent book on M77s and it could certainly shed some light on the subject. If you have never read it I certainly recommend it....I do believe I need to read it again too!! ;)

Maybe a more knowledgeable source will come along and enlighten us.

Bill

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