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Bill Ruger’s .22 Pistol

Sturm, Ruger & Co. has produced more than 40 million guns since its founding seven decades ago. It all started with one gun: Bill Ruger’s .22 pistol.

The First Ruger

Its firearm production is now measured in the millions each year, but Ruger sold its first gun on Sept. 15, 1949. It was a .22 pistol, Number 3.

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