Here’s your chance to a Ruger Gold Label Side-by-Side shotgun. I saw one of these when they first came out and I thought it was a nice shotgun. It impressed many people, including Phil Bourjaily (Is the Ruger Gold Label a Failed Classic) and Jim Carmichael (A Ruger Classic, Outdoor Life).
But even though the Ruger Gold Label had many fans, the company killed it. Why? I’m not sure. While I think it sold well, the numbers may not have been high enough to make building it worth Ruger’s trouble. Gunrunner online auction has this one and the listing ends tomorrow, 04/14/15 @ 19:50:00. If you like what you see, bid on it now.
Ruger Gold Label, 12 ga. side by side shotgun: Serial #460-02882, mfg. 2005. Excellent condition! The highly sought-after Gold Label – now discontinued – that was highly awaited by Ruger fans. This specimen is 99% and wonderful with no visible wear and has been shot very little – perhaps test-fired. 28″ solid rib barrels have bright bores. Tight action. Stainless receiver with gold Ruger “Eagle” symbol. Straight grip English stock has excellent figure with pretty satin finish. Ruger marked hard butt. Hand-checkered. Checkered splinter forearm with gold Ruger “Eagle” symbol inlaid in wood. Brass front bead. Single selective trigger. Ejectors. Tang safety. Includes five chokes and choke tube wrench. Nice lockable (combination) hard case with leather/green vinyl and green crushed velvet interior. Two snap caps. Both shotgun and case are in excellent, like new condition!