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    Default Ruger M77: no stainless with walnut stocks?

    1) Anybody ever seen a Ruger M77 MKII (not Hawkeye model) in stainless steel with a walnut stock?
    2) Anybody ever seen new/used/old stock inventory rifle stocks for the M77 MKII in walnut?

    I have only rarely seen such rifles put together and wonder what the heck?

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    My M77 came new with a wood stock when I bought it. However, I chose to replace it with synthetic when I sent it out to be teflon coated.

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    I have one in 338 that is laminated, maybe walnut and maple?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sobie2 View Post
    1) Anybody ever seen a Ruger M77 MKII (not Hawkeye model) in stainless steel with a walnut stock?
    2) Anybody ever seen new/used/old stock inventory rifle stocks for the M77 MKII in walnut?

    I have only rarely seen such rifles put together and wonder what the heck?

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    I have a stainless M77 MKII dressed in full length Mannlicher style walnut... Does that count?
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    Most of, if not all the Stainless/walnut stock guns were distributor "exclusives", meaning a particular distributor would order 500 or so identical guns from Ruger, and specify caliber and configuration. One that comes to mind was a 257 Roberts stainless in a full length mannlicher stock marketed by Lipsey's. Sold several back in the day.
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    If a guy was interested in picking up a Hawkeye on the cheap, CDNN has varios calibers in the all weather and the walnut/blue for $499. I think I heard they were being discontinued....

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    Laminated doesn't count. Mannlichers do. Thanks gunbugs. I too had heard the Hawkeyes may be going away but it hasn't come true yet.

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    I've got one that I re-stocked. Originally had the boat paddle stock. I ordered a stock from Richards Microfit, Doug inletted it, and I finished it. I've never seen another one in stainless with a walnut stock, but I like mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunbugs View Post
    Most of, if not all the Stainless/walnut stock guns were distributor "exclusives", meaning a particular distributor would order 500 or so identical guns from Ruger, and specify caliber and configuration. One that comes to mind was a 257 Roberts stainless in a full length mannlicher stock marketed by Lipsey's. Sold several back in the day.
    ShortRifleFan.Ruger.RSI.International.SS.7x57.03.jpgThese were produced in several nice chamberings; mine's 6.5x55.
    I know in the 80's they also did a 7722 in stainless/walnut.
    7722V.jpg
    Can't believe these were their only SS/walnut pairings tho (?).
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