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have and have had 36 Rugers in the past. now have old model single six in very good cond. It has the ruger emble in black on grips. one side has a large size emblem and both sides have smaller emblems also in black. newer
guns have emblems in red. can anyone tell me why this is?
 

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Greetings from Nebraska.
The emblems had to do with red before the death of Bill Ruger's partner Alex Sturm, and black after his death.
In recent years that does not seem to apply any more.

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welcome to a great site for ruger folks, nice people here and good info too
 

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Ruger switched the original red color to black, to honor Sturm, who helped start the company. Sturm died shortly after the founding, and it was all pretty sad.
He is the one who provided the capital to start it up, and he had a lot going for him. Such as, he was a Yale graduate, then he passed away at a very young age, and that was that.

Alexander Sturm became seriously ill in 1951 with viral hepatitis and died after a ten-day stay in the hospital. He was 28 years old. The Sturm, Ruger trademark, which had been a red eagle, was changed to a black eagle by his friend Bill Ruger to mourn the death of his business partner.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_McCormick_Sturm

If Ruger goes back to a red emblem, it is just as well, time changes things.
 

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