It's a 1957 Ruger Standard, also known as the Mark I.
The stocks are genuine plastic, Franzite brand. I'd never heard of the brand, but they fit well and feel good. With a spare magazine that came in that original box.
Check the price on the box!
I get the impression that the previous owner was the original owner and he bought the magazine with the gun. Brand new in 1957 a Ruger Standard was $37.50. Wow.
It's a fine shooter and was utterly clogged with gunk and still functioned. Cleaned up now!
A .22 pistol is on my list of "guns everyone should own one of". I made that list decades ago when I first started shooting and I only just now got around to buying one.
Other items on that list.
Scoped bolt action centerfire rifle.
Semi-auto rifle with a detachable magazine in a military caliber.
Service sized pistol.
That's the minimum. I note that I still don't have a scoped bolt-gun. I keep getting distracted.
Viewing or use of this blog or any contents or links contained herein by any person or entity within the confines of the states of Arizona and/or Tennessee is prohibited .
Violators of this policy agree to hold the owner of this blog, its contents and all links contained herein, harmless to any harm or offense taken or perceived.
Permission to use any content on this site is explicitly denied to Robert Farago, his family, his friends, his associates, his pets, and his employees and/or employer and/or their employees either in part or whole.
The Abode of McThag joins many others in its support of Erin Palette's "coming out".