A Case Colored Ruger Mark IV From Turnbull? AWESOME!!!

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Who dosen’t like shooting a .22 pistol? I can’t think of anyone. How about shooting arguably the best .22 pistol on the market with a sexy case colored finish? I know I wouldn’t say no.

Turnbull has fully embraced the brand new Ruger Mark IV by offering a limited run of case colored pistols (cue my friend Jeremy from TTAG drooling) to bring the new .22 pistol to the market in style. While it appears that no other enhancements have been made to the pistol, it sure is pretty.

The new Ruger Mark IV is an improvement over the outgoing Mark III for several reasons, the most important of those is the improved manner of taking the pistol down for cleaning. My Mark III is such a pain in the rear that I often don’t clean it like I should, leading to malfunctions. The new gun requires only a press of a button on the back of the grip to separate the upper and lower.

The Turnbull Ruger Mark IV will be offered with their excellent case colored finish, a stainless bolt, adjustable sights, gray polymer grips with red emblems, and a black frame. MSRP is set at $595, well within reach of consumers.

You can learn more about the new finish offered on the Ruger Mark IV by visiting Turnbull’s website HERE.

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Patrick R

Patrick is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and works in the shooting sports industry. He is an avid recreational shooter and a verified gun nerd. With a lifelong passion for shooting, he has a love for all types of firearms, especially handguns and the AR-15 platform. Patrick may be contacted at tfbpatrick@gmail.com.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • dP

    “The looks of a devastating house fire for only $595, with no additional loss of property”.

    • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

      I like you.

    • Anomanom

      Gotta agree. Can’t go for the dipped in oil and set on fire look.

    • Disarmed in CA

      I admit I don’t get it, tho it looks cool on old single action revolvers

  • BattleshipGrey

    I know some people love the case hardened look, but I find this example quite ugly. If the frame had the same scheme I might change my mind, but the color spectrum is too wide and mismatched for my liking.

    • TVOrZ6dw

      I have to agree- I’ve seen many beautiful case hardened firearms, but this just looks damaged. I’ll stick with glossy deep blue.

      • Joe

        Yep, nope. Poor canvas for an unattractive, anachronistic finish.

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      Agreed they should have done the frame as well and used different grips.

    • Edeco

      Yeah, for small parts like the trigger I like straw colored steel with just a little, faint irregularity that follows the shape of the part. That would be better. Doing it to a big part and having blue veins is laying the retro on too thick.

  • HammaHamma

    I’m not sure the case-hardened aesthetic really plays well with the Ruger Mk body lines…
    There’s a difference between it looking natural on certain guns (particularly things qualified for CAS of wood and metal), and looking like they were normal guns that went through a bad state of being thrown in a fire for awhile and pulled out to see what happened in a mad gunsmith’s fey curiosity then resold.

  • PK

    Normally I love anything with an honest CCH look, but this just doesn’t work in my opinion.

    If the grip frame were CCH as well, that would look fine if a bit odd due to the Ruger’s Buck Rogers lines. But only the upper? No, that doesn’t appeal.

  • Texas-Roll-Over

    Good job Ruger, take my money!

  • iksnilol

    It looks like their uppers were in a housefire but they still assembled them.

  • Jake

    need more machine turning

  • Sianmink

    Why polymer stocks? That would have looked awesome with some nice shiny tiger maple or cocobolo.

  • doyle hill

    That looks terrible! I understand he finish but this job on this firearm I would actually make me insist on paying less.

  • Klaus

    Every one is a one of a kind.

  • Nameson

    It’s only half done?

    Throw those horrid plastic grips in the trash and slap some fancy walnut on there.

    Jewel the bolt, CNC some scrollwork on the frame, and maybe drop in a gold trigger.

    Bump the price to $1000, and now you have an heirloom.

    Turnbull is slacking off.

  • Case-hardened finish always looks like a mistake to me.

  • Mystick

    Looks like a REALLY bad blueing attempt with a blowtorch.

  • Bill

    I love color case hardening – on old school guns, which I guess could apply to the Standard, but this just doesn’t work. Like flames on a Ferrari.