First Shots: Ruger Mark IV 75th Anniversary Edition

Commemorating where it all began for Sturm, Ruger & Co.

posted on January 22, 2024

Ruger is celebrating it’s 75th Anniversary with commemorative edition Mark IV Target pistol. This unique-looking gun is chambered in .22LR and has a laser engraved logo on receiver and back of bolt. The pistol comes packaged in a throwback-styled, 75th Anniversary printed box and includes a 75th Anniversary decal.

The Mark IV is an improvement on the previous Ruger .22LR semiautomatic designs and includes a simple, one-button takedown for easy field-stripping and proper chamber-to-muzzle cleaning. It has a one-piece, precision CNC-machined grip frame and a cold hammer-forged heavy tapered target barrel with precision rifling that provides exceptional accuracy and long barrel life. The smoothly contoured, comfortable grip features a natural pointing grip angle with replaceable grip panels for a non-slip hold, while the internal cylindrical bolt construction ensures permanent sight-to-barrel alignment and higher accuracy potential than conventional moving-slide designs. 

The sighting system features adjustable rear sight with fixed undercut patridge front sight and a drilled and tapped receiver for Weaver- or Picatinny-style rail for easy mounting of optics, and there is an ambidextrous manual safety that can be converted to left-side only with an included washer. The Mark IV has a magazine disconnect that prevents discharge when the magazine has been removed, and the pistol ships with two 10-round .22LR magazines.

Ruger Mark IV 75th Anniversary Specifications

  • Capacity: 10 rounds
  • Material: Alloy steel
  • Front Sight: Fixed Undercut Patridge
  • Barrel Length: 6.88 inches
  • Grip Frame: Aluminum
  • Grips: Fully Checkered Wood Laminate
  • Finish: Blued
  • Width: 1.2 inches
  • Rear Sight: Adjustable
  • Barrel Style: Tapered Target
  • Weight: 32.8 ounces
  • Overall Length: 11 inches
  • Height: 5.58 inches
  • Grooves: 6
  • Twist: 1:16-inch right hand

MSRP for the 75th Anniversary Mark IV Target pistol is $599, and more information on this gun as well as other commemorative items from Ruger is available


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