Ruger is auctioning six "Green Beret" 10/22's. According to their description, they aren't even sure of the history of the rifle. Anyone here know anything about this rifle?
This is the second of six consecutive serial-numbered "Green Beret" 10/22® Carbine rifles Ruger will be auctioning off over the next several weeks. The serial number of this rifle is 110-63734 and the rollmark date is May 31, 1973...
...because these rifles were rollmarked in 1973, it is possible they were prototype samples of Vietnam-era commemorative rifles. The barrel, receiver, trigger, trigger guard, barrel band, and butt plate are Teflon-coated olive drab green. "RUGER GREEN BERET" is stamped on the left side of the receiver. The Sturm, Ruger address is stamped on the top of the barrel, and there is no manual warning on this gun.
Other features include: an American walnut stock; 18-1/2" barrel; folding-leaf rear sight (adjustable for windage and elevation); and gold bead front sight. The frame is drilled and tapped for scope mounts. It will be shipped with a 10-round rotary magazine.
Bidding is currently at $785.00 for the second rifle of six: