Ruger Commemorates 70th Anniversary with Limited Edition Mark IV

Ruger Commemorates 70th Anniversary with Limited Edition Mark IV
Ruger Commemorates 70th Anniversary with Limited Edition Mark IV

U.S.A.-( Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Company with the release of a Limited Edition Mark IV™ Standard pistol. This special model features a unique laser engraving on the receiver and bolt, as well as a “70TH” serial number prefix. This limited edition pistol ships in a custom wood case, reminiscent of the box used to ship the original Standard pistol in 1949, and also includes a 70th anniversary pin and decal.

Ruger began manufacturing the Standard pistol in 1949. The .22 caliber pistol immediately earned a reputation for being affordable, accurate and reliable, and served as the benchmark for all Ruger firearms to come. The Mark IV Standard model represents the fourth generation of this iconic pistol. The Mark IV boasts several feature improvements over its predecessors and retains the same quality and reliability that customers have come to expect from Ruger.

This limited edition model features the classic Standard styling, including the 4.75” cold hammer-forged, tapered barrel with fixed sights and angled grip. Like similar Mark IV pistols, the commemorative edition features a CNC-machined, one-piece aluminum grip frame, one-button takedown for quick and easy field stripping, ambidextrous manual safety and a redesigned bolt stop for more ergonomic operation. The magazine drops free on release and the magazine disconnect safety prevents discharge when the magazine has been removed. The American-made Mark IV ships with two nickel-Tefloncoated, 10-round magazines.

Ruger Limited Edition Mark IV
Ruger Limited Edition Mark IV

Since 1949, generations of American shooters have learned the fundamentals of marksmanship and safety with affordable, reliable and accurate .22 caliber pistols and rifles from Ruger. Continue the Ruger tradition in your family and help us celebrate 70 years of quality, American craftsmanship.

For more information on the Mark IV, or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit or To find accessories for the Mark IV and other Ruger firearms, visit or your local independent retailer of Ruger firearms.

About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.Ruger Firearms

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. As a full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers almost 700 variations of more than 40 product lines. For 70 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®,” echoes our commitment to these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.

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Gary Cummings

My first pistol was given to me by my Dad, Christmas 1962. A Ruger standard .22. It was a great Christmas. I still have it, and still shoot it occasionally. I must say the Mark IV is way easier to take down and clean. That is the one I shoot the most, and I love that it comes with a threaded barrel. If you haven’t shot a Mark IV 22/45 Lite you are missing a great pistol. I also have a Mark II. Why couldn’t they have come up with the one-button take-down a long time ago? Would have saved… Read more »

jake williams

I have a mk 1 love it


I have had my Mark 2 target since 1984. Still running great. And it has seen a lot.


LOVE the style of this pistol, but I’m dubious of the new takedown version over it compared to it’s predisors

Wade Benham

Love the SR9c!


The SR9C is my daily carry weapon. Comfortable to carry and comfortable to shoot. I added a Crimson Trace lazer. A great pistol.


I have never purchased a ‘weapon’, but I own a collection of firearms. Purchased my first Ruger Standard Model for $29.00 in 1959, now own at least one of each Mark models. Great handgun for cottontails, ruffed grouse, rattle snakes, etc. Thanks Ruger!

Charles McMillin

All former military members call firearms, weapons.


Bought mine in 1959 $35.00 second hand store, Sorry I sold it now


Ruger Mk1 1 serial number put it manufactured December 1950. Was my grandfather’s and passed to me after his death.
Ruger speed six .38 special. Bought it for my wife in 1984.
Ruger SR1911 .45 . My Favorite.
Ruger Security-9. My EDC
Ruger , my next gun.

Phil in TX

I still own the first gun I ever bought, a Ruger Mk1 .22, in 1972. Still works perfectly, except for the bad feed lips on the original mag. Replacement mags solved that problem. I’ll pass it on to one of my granddaughters when I’m gone.

Phil in TX

David Blakeman

The one I had was the most accurate and reliable .22 pistol I have ever had. Everything about the ergonomics was perfect, the feel, the accuracy. Make you look like a sharpshooting master. Been kicking myself for ever letting it go.


Friend had a heavy barrel one and talk about the accuracy, pretty awesome. I got a 22/45 with a heavy barrel and it’s the same. We have routinely shot grouse with it at up to 20 yards on our trapline. That’s why i got it, something to carry for grouse on a part of our trapline that the only access is walking.


My 1st was a mk1 with the chrome trigger. That caught my eye & I still have it working well. It looks like this model may also have the chrome trigger. If so I may have to invest.

Jeff Leisinger

I own several Ruger Rifles , Pistols , Revolvers and a Ruger Red Label O/U Shotgun . All Ruger firearms are well built and exceptonally accurate . You will always get the best bang for your buck with Ruger firearms.

Cody Hochhalter

Same here even a red label but ive recently sent several rugers back in for lack of quality issues.

Doug Gracey

Love my rugers BUT I have had to send two back and refused delivery of two more , I am losing faith

Robert Gifford

Love to have one, but my wife always tells me we have enough .22 guns in our collection already. But i have to say that i do infact love .22 rifels and pistols. Lol


How can you have too many? LOL


I have a Mark 4 and love it

Johnny Fields

Dang I got to buy another one!!!


I own a 77 mk2, a 1A, a Deerstalker, a 1911Sr, definitely I like Rutgers firearms…

Gerald Adams

My brother, who has passed, had one of the first ones issued. His grandson has it now. I am still shopplng for one that I can afford on my limited budget. I love rugers. I have 4 revolvers and a 10-22. I’m 67 years young and still shopping for rugers. Never have enough rugers. Thank You, Ruger.

Samuel gaskind

I would love to have that gun I never want to have a 22 but I would buy that one.

Samuel Gaskins

I never won’t to buy a 22 before but I would like to have that one.I like it

Mark Phillips

I have a MK1 target model, love it!
Security Six 357
Single Six
No. 3 in 45-70 (200th year of freedom)
10-22 (of course!)
I love Ruger.
Hopefully with many more to come.


I have a MK1 with a 5 1/2” bull barrel that I used to shoot bullseye competition with decades ago. I believe I paid around $100-125 for it at the time. I liked it better than the High Standard Trophy I had. Sold that, kept the Ruger, still have it!


I just got an SR9c, but I still have my grandfathers mark 1 standard.


Ruger makes great gear. Just purchased the SR1911 in 9mm and with a few cheap additions, it’s an excellent self defense weapon that is carried everyday, with an extra 10 round Wilson Combat mag, I’ve got 21 rounds of Federal HST +Ps at my defense. Nice

Terrence Robinson

I would love to have this gun! When will you make one that can be sold in California? Please, make this a reality.


The best reality for Californians is to learn to vote conservative. Get rid of the politicians that have stoked your American freedoms.


Exactly brother. Libreturds have ruined California.


Why, that looks just like my Fiftieth Anniversary model! I wonder if they’re related? 😀

Siyanda Rala-Rala

I would Love to have this weapon it is great I’m in South Africa I would love to have it please contact me it you can


Tell me, why would I want to sell my Ruger to someone living in South Africa? Especially with a tag-line like yours.