July 4, 2008

Ruger Rolls Out 50th Anniversary Bearcat Revolver

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. is proud to announce the 50th Anniversary Ruger Bearcat revolver, commemorating the small frame, single-action revolver William B. Ruger, Sr. once described as “a mechanical jewel.”

“We have strived to make our special limited edition 50th Anniversary New Bearcat a faithful and worthy tribute to its humble 1958 forebearer,” said Ruger President Stephen L. Sanetti. “It has plain but handsome cocobolo wood grips, a gold-colored trigger guard, and a special gold-filled rollmark “50th Anniversary BEARCAT – 2008”. It also has a special serial number prefix, and will only be manufactured in 2008.”

The blued, limited edition 50th Anniversary New Bearcat also features two gold bands and a gold-filled “RUGER BEARCAT” rollmark on the cylinder. The 4-inch barreled revolver, chambered for the popular and inexpensive 22 LR cartridge, will be shipped in a new gun rug bearing the Ruger logo, together with a detailed history booklet.

Ruger Bearcat 22 LR Revolver

50th Anniversary Ruger Bearcat 22 LR Revolver.

The special limited-edition 50th Anniversary New Bearcat joins the ranks of the 50th Year Ruger .357 and .44 Commemorative Blackhawk New Model single-action revolvers, issued in 2005 and 2006 respectively.

For more information on the limited edition 50th Anniversary New Bearcat and the full line of Ruger products and services, visit The Ruger Website.


*Owners of Bearcats below serial number 93-00000, and all pre-1973 “old model” (3-screw) Ruger Single Six, Blackhawk, and Super Blackhawk single-action revolvers, should contact Ruger for details about important free safety conversions. You can also get details from The Ruger Website.

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