No. 80-3400.

709 F.2d 26 (1983)

Tim A. ZAHRTE, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. STURM RUGER & COMPANY, INC., Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Resubmitted June 1, 1983.

Decided June 21, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael Milodragovich, Milodragovich, Dale & Dye, P.C., Missoula, Mont., for plaintiff-appellant.

James P. Dorr, Chicago, Ill., for defendant-appellee.

Before KILKENNY, GOODWIN and SKOPIL, Circuit Judges.

KILKENNY, Circuit Judge:

On June 30, 1977, appellant suffered a gunshot wound to his right thumb when his old style single-action revolver accidentally discharged. He brought a products liability diversity action in federal court against the manufacturer/appellee Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. Appellant attempted to recover on the theory of strict liability. The case was tried to a jury, which returned a special verdict in favor of appellee. The special verdict form...

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