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Ruger 96
Type Lever-action Rifle
Place of origin United States
Production history
Manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Produced 1996 - 2009 [1]
Variants 96/17 (.17 HMR)
96/22 (.22 LR)
96/22M (.22 WMR)
96/44 (.44 Mag)
Specifications
Weight 5.25 lb (2.38 kg)[2]
Length 37.25 in (94.6 cm)[2]
Barrel length 18.5 in (47 cm)[2]

Cartridge .17 HMR, .22 LR, .22 Magnum, .44 Magnum[2]
Action Short-Throw Lever-action[2]
Feed system Rotary magazine:
10-rounds (.22 LR)
9-rounds (.17 HRM & .22 Mag)
4-rounds (.44 Mag)[2]
Sights Gold bean front, folding leaf rear[2]

The Ruger 96 was a series of lever-action rifles produced by Sturm, Ruger & Co.. They featured a short-throw lever action, cross button safety and a visible cocking lever.[2] The 4 different variants of the 96 represented the four calibers the rifle came in: 96/17 for .17 HMR, 96/22 for .22LR, 96/22M for .22 Magnum and 96/44 for .44 Magnum. All four models had a hard wood stock.[2]

References[]

  1. "Ruger Product History". Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.. http://www.ruger.com/service/productHistory.html#. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Peterson, Philip. Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values: The Shooter's Guide to Guns 1900 to Present (16th ed.). pp. 429. 

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