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ARTV: Ruger Red Label

In 1977 Ruger bucked the trend in a hunting market dominated by pump and semi-auto shotguns, introducing a new American-made over/under, the Red Label. The Red Label became a cult favorite among shotgunners until it faded from the Ruger line. Want to know about the now iconic over/under? Check out the video embedded above, featuring a clip from American Rifleman TV.

Technical Specifications:

Type: over/under shotgun
Gauge/Chamber: 1 2/3"
Barrels: 26", 28" (tested), 30"; free-floating vent rib, interchangeable choke tubes
Trigger: single-selective, mechanical; 7-lb. pull first barrel, 9-lb. pull second barrel
Sights: brass front bead
Safety: tang-mounted automatic w/barrel selector
Stock: satin-finish walnut; LOP 14 1/2", drop at heel 25/8", drop at comb 1 1/2"
Metal Finish: blued barrels, stainless receiver
Overall Length: 45 1/2"
Weight: 7 lbs., 14 ozs.
Accessories: takedown case, five Briley choke tubes (SK, SK, IC, M, F), wrench
MSRP: $1,399

For more information, go to Ruger.com.

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