First Ruger Rifle

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This semi-automatic conversion was the foundation of William B. Ruger's empire. With this prototype in hand, Ruger was able to secure a position with Springfield Armory and launch his career in gunmaking. The First Ruger Rifle can be found in Gallery 10, America Ascending, at the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.

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