Object Title

Centrefire self-loading magazine carbine - Ruger Model 44

Centrefire self-loading magazine carbine - Ruger Model 44



Object Number



Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via the Home Office Buy-in scheme 1989. From North Yorkshire Police, no.4.

Physical Description

A semi-automatic sporting carbine of a design similar to the Military M1 carbine. The recoil operated bolt is cocked by means of a short lever on the right of the receiver. The triggerguard is an aluminium casting, painted black. Loading is by means of a sprung gate forward of the triggerguard, the magazine being a tube type under the barrel. There is a safety button just behind the loading gate. The gun is fully stocked, the wood being varnished and unchequered, and it has a single front barrel band. The barrel is round and blued. Sights comprise a flip up blade rear, and ramp and bead front. The top of the receiver is drilled to accept a scope mounting.


BarrelLength453 mm
OverallLength920 mm


Serial Number 102-09007


.44 in magnum

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel: STURM RUGER AND CO INC. SOUTHPORT , CONN, U.S.A. American and British nitro proof marks. Left receiver: RUGER CARBINE .44 MAG CALIBRE. With Phoenix trade mark.


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