Ruger No. 1
|Ruger No. 1|
Ruger No. 1 rifle (with underlever down to open action)
|Type||Falling Block Rifle|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.|
|Produced||1967 - present|
|Variants||Standard, Varmiter, Light Sporter, International, Tropical, Medium Sporter.|
|Weight||7 pounds (3.2 kg)|
|Length||36.5–42.5 inches (93–108 cm)|
|Barrel length||20–26 inches (51–66 cm)|
|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. 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."
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.
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, 6.5×55mm, 7×57mm, 7mm-08, .280 Remington, 7 mm Remington Magnum, 7mm 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, 9.3×74mmR and .450/400 Nitro Express .
- List of firearms
- Falling block action
- Farquharson rifle
- Table of handgun and rifle cartridges
- "Ruger GP100". Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
- Peterson, Philip. Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values: The Shooter's Guide to Guns 1900 to Present (16th ed.). p. 429.
- Ruger No. 1 press release at www.ruger.com
- Clayton, Joe D.: Ruger No. 1 Rifle (1983), p. 131
- "Ruger Single Shot Rifles"
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