Fully Engraved 50th Anniv. MkII

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Fully Engraved 50th Anniv. MkII

Post by 4-12-2 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:59 am

Gentlemen,

I just purchased a fully engraved MK450 MKII mfg. in 1999. The quality of the engraving causes me to wonder if it wasn't a company presentation pistol.

Does anyone have knowledge of this? I know certain very special weapons were exquisitely engraved for Bill Ruger, among others in the company and as gifts to special individuals. I wonder if this isn't something along that line.

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.

John

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Re: Fully Engraved 50th Anniv. MkII

Post by 4-12-2 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:15 pm

I picked up the pistol today. The very bottom left corner of the back strap bears the signature "J. Adams." Does this tell anyone something?

Thanks!

John

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Re: Fully Engraved 50th Anniv. MkII

Post by Coogs » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:10 am

Not an auto guy so sorry, cant help ya out, but my guess would be "who" it was engraved for..........maybe the engraver, but engraver's usually put their signatures in the scroll of the engraving somehow, not all, but, just a thought. Google the name and see what comes up. Coogs.

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Re: Fully Engraved 50th Anniv. MkII

Post by 4-12-2 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:22 am

Yup, I did, Coogs, and it now seems certain work was accomplished by Adams and Adams Engraving. I have sent them detailed photos.

John

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