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First Production Run’ Ruger Rifles to be Auctioned

Texas Law Shield members who want to own a piece of history — and help out some worthwhile groups —can bid on one of five “First Production Run” Ruger Rimfire American Rifles made in North Carolina.

In September 2013, Ruger finalized the purchase of a 220,000-square-foot facility in Mayodan, NC. This was the company’s first major expansion in more than 25 years.

The first 1,000 rifles made at the Mayodan plant, all Ruger American Rimfire models, were designated as “First Production Run” items. Rifles with serial numbers 832-01001 through 832-02000 were the only ones to leave the factory with this special sticker.

The company is auctioning five of those rifles, serial numbers 832-01920; 832-01931; 832-01940; 832-01958 and 832-01960. The test-fire date for all five is December 3, 2013.

One hundred percent of the auction proceeds will be donated to the following five local organizations: Camp Carefree, Stokesdale, NC; the Salvation Army, Mayodan, NC; Reformers Unanimous, Stoneville, NC; the American Cancer Society, Rockingham Co., NC; and the Western Rockingham Firefighters Association, Mayodan, NC.

The Ruger American Rimfire rifle is made of alloy steel with a satin blued finish and features a 22-inch barrel, fiber-optic front sight and adjustable rear sight. Included in the auction is an original instruction manual, marketing materials and an extra “First Production Run” sticker.

Click here to learn more about these auctions, which close on March 26. You can also view them on

(Note: Texas Law Shield does not promote or suggest any particular products – we are simply spotlighting some items that may be of interest to our friends and members)

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