RUGER PISTOLS & REVOLVERS, The Vintage Years, 1949 – 1973 – by John C. Dougan

This "coffee table" book is an excellent guide to Ruger handguns from 1949 - 1973

This “coffee table” book is an excellent guide to Ruger handguns from 1949 – 1973

This is a “coffee table” size book, and a very attractive one – with many pictures, charts, and other illustrations. It covers very well Ruger handguns from the very beginning with the .22 semi-auto that started it all to the double action revolver period – except for the Redhawk and Super Redhawk, because it was published in 2008, before that period of Ruger history was “written”. Its 391 total pages cover the history and glory of Ruger handguns of this period, including lists of serial numbers and chapters on custom Rugers and the period when engraved Rugers were going strong.

Mr. Dougan was President of the Ruger Collectors Association.

There is also a “sequel” volume dealing with Rugers from 1973 on, for those wishing to complete their Ruger library.

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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