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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Southport CT 38
Descriptions
synthetic 10 stainless steel 15
Names
firearm 4093
Use
pistol 909
Date:
1987
Dimensions:
L: 8 in, Barrel length: 4.5 in, H: 5.5625 in
Credit Line:
Gift of William B. Ruger, Jr.
Remarks:
Alloy frame w/ steel slide and barrel w/ matte black finish & synthetic grips. From the 2003 Standard Catalog of Firearms: P85 "This model represents Ruger's entry into the wonder-nine market. The P-85 is a double-action, hight-capacity (15-shot detachable magazine) semi-automatic, with an alloy frame and steel slide. It has a 4.5? barrel, ambidextrous safety, and three-dot sighting system. It has a matte black finish and black synthetic grips. The latest option for this model is a decocking device to replace the standard safety. There is also and optional molded locking case and extra magazine with loading tool available. It is more reasonably priced that many of its competitors. This pistol was introduced in 1987 and was sold at large premium for some time due to limited supply and great demand. As of this writing, Ruger is producing this pistol in a new plant in Prescott, Arizona; and the premium situation no longer exists. This model is also produced in 9x21 cartridge for non-NATO countries. In 1991 the internal mechanism was changed slightly with the result that a name change occurred "P85 Mark II""
Model:
Ruger Model P85
Caliber/Gauge:
9mm x 19
Serial Number:
300-00008
Accession Number:
2006.13.4

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
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