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This numerically-named lever action refers directly to the year it was launched – 1996. Though produced for some 13 years, Ruger’s rimfire levers remain overshadowed. The Ninety-Sixes were chambered not only for .22 LR but also .22 WMR and .17 HMR. The designation changed slightly, with the 96/22 and 96/22M referring to the first two, and the 96/17 for the latter. Collectors will also note the centerfire 96/44.
The rifles wear an 18.5-inch barrel topped with iron sights. The design feeds from Ruger’s recognizable rotary magazine platform. The stock, with lines similar to the famed 10/22 semi-automatics, is built of hardwood with a semi-pistol grip design. There’s even the expected front barrel band. While the 96/44 was set up for Ruger’s proprietary rings, the rimfire 96s accept standard equipment. The guns are lightweight and wieldy, with the overall measurement of 37.25 inches in length and the bare gun weighing 5.25 pounds.