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Hi
My question is how do you know that it's a Ranch Rifle if it does not say it on the side of the rifle.
Question: would it say on the side of the rifle?

The serial number: 181-87245 if you know the serial number, can you tell how old it is?

Would the serial number say if it's a Ranch model?

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Ranch models have integral ring mounts for the scope. Hard to describe them... They are two flat spots before and after the breach, with 'half-moon' indents on both sides, for mounting the Ruger-supplied scope rings. The NON-Ranch models do not have a place to mount a scope (without modification of course). You should be able to tell at a glance.
 

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besides having the notches for the scope rings on the reciever, the ranch rifle has the tiny flip down rear sight, the non-ranch version has the larger M-14 style rear sight, it is a more robust sight, you can tell at a glance if it is a ranch or a standard model at a glance from 30 yards away.....gut
 

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