What is the value of a Ruger 44 Magnum Carbine manufactured with the words Made in the 200th year of American Liberty stamped on the barrel?
It was manufactured in India by Ishapore, and fires the 7.62x52 NATO cartridge. These are not converted rifles, but were actually manufactured as such. The 2A and 2A1 were modeled after the Short Magazine Lee Enfield, No. 3 Mk I rifle (which was licence manufactured in India until 1960). If it's in a shortened "jungle" configuration, this was done by someone after the rifle was manufactured, as Ishapore never manufactured rifles in this configuration.
Answer About 1 inch behind the front site there should be a date stamped. That was the date that the barrel was manufactured. My Inland is stamped 11/43 and has a seriel number of 93xxxx so yours should have been made later than that. If it was made during the war, the time between the barrel date and completion of the weapon shouldn't bee too long. I recently sold my other carbine for $450 but…