Ruger No. 1

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Ruger "No. 1" Single shot
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Ruger No. 1 rifle
Type Falling Block Rifle
Place of origin  United States
Production history
Designer Bill Ruger
Designed 1966
Manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
Unit cost $1299[1]
Produced 1967 - present[2]
Variants Standard, Varmiter, Light Sporter, International, Tropical, Medium Sporter.
Specifications
Weight 7 pounds (3.2 kg)[1]
Length 36.5–42.5 inches (93–108 cm)[1]
Barrel length 20–26 inches (51–66 cm)[1]

Cartridge Various (See Article)
Action Farquharson-Style Hammerless falling block
Sights none, or open sights

The Ruger No. 1 is a single shot rifle, with Farquharson-style internal hammer falling block action, manufactured by Sturm, Ruger. It was introduced in 1967.[3] An underlever lowers the block allowing loading and cocks the rifle. Lenard Brownell, commenting on his work at Ruger, said of the No. 1: "There was never any question about the strength of the action. I remember, in testing it, how much trouble I had trying to tear it up. In fact, I never did manage to blow one apart."[4]

A shotgun-style tang safety works on the hammer and sear. Available with an Alexander-Henry, Beavertail, or Mannlicher style forearm in a multitude of calibers.

Available cartridges[edit]

Over the years, the No. 1 has been chambered in several different cartridges, among them .204 Ruger, .22 Hornet, .218 Bee, .222 Remington, .223 Remington, .22 PPC, .22-250 Remington, .220 Swift, 6mm PPC, 6 mm Remington, .243 Winchester, .257 Roberts, .25-06 Remington, .264 Winchester Magnum, .270 Winchester, .270 Weatherby Magnum, 6.5mm Remington, 6.5x55mm, 7x57mm, 7mm-08, .280 Remington, 7 mm Remington Magnum, 7 mm STW, .308 Winchester, .30-30 Winchester, .30-40 Krag, .30-06 Springfield, .303 British, .300 Winchester Magnum, .300 H&H Magnum, .300 Weatherby Magnum, .338 Winchester Magnum, .357 Magnum, .375 H&H Magnum, .375 Ruger, .38-55 Winchester, .404 Jeffery, .405 Winchester, .416 Remington Magnum, .416 Ruger, .416 Rigby, .45-70 Government, .460 S&W Magnum, .458 Winchester Magnum, .458 Lott, 9.3 x 74R and .450/400 Nitro Express .[5][6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Ruger GP100". Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Peterson, Philip. Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values: The Shooter's Guide to Guns 1900 to Present (16th ed.). p. 429. 
  3. ^ Ruger No. 1 press release at www.ruger.com
  4. ^ Clayton, Joe D.: Ruger No. 1 Rifle (1983), p. 131
  5. ^ "Ruger Single Shot Rifles"
  6. ^ "http://www.ruger.com/service/productHistory/RI-No1.html

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