It was recommended by Ruger for me to join and request information from the RCA on my new aqusisition, a 1950 Ruger Red Eagle Standard, SN-3560! After my through take down review, it should rate as an NRA "Excellent" status, with 99% perfect bluing and a basically "new" look (inside and out), including an original Red Eagle grip emblem. Rifling is superb and overall, appears to have been fired very little over the past 70 years! According to the Ruger senior tech, it has never been sent in for service of any kind and my described component action list is exact for the period of manufacture. The SN seems to point to an early February of 1950 mnf. date, but Ruger's records for those 1st six months of Standard production in the Red Barn are scattered at best. Unfortunately, no box, no OM and no original invoice came with the purchase.
I have pics, but not sure if my newbie status will allow me to post them...I'll try! If possible and in my described condition, of this Standard, is it possible to obtain some type of Letter-of-Authenticity and a SWAG Value to this "collectable" Standard, or does it even rate that status???
Any assistance and comments would be greatly appreciated!