SOLD FOR: $1775
Model: No. 1 (Model #11309, Catalog #K1-A)
Serial Number: 133-99232
Year of Manufacture: 2003 (Ruger Serial Number Lookup)
Action Type: Falling Block Single Shot Rifle
Markings: The stop of the barrel is marked with a Ruger warning over “STURM, RUGER & CO. INC., SOUTHPORT, CONN. U.S.A.”. The left side of the barrel is marked with “7.62 X 39” and a Ruger proof mark. The top of the receiver is marked “RUGER / No. 1”. The underside left of the receiver is marked with the serial number “133-99232”. The grip cap and buttpad are marked with a Ruger logo.
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade in-line dovetailed to a banded base that is fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a flip-up u-notch with white diamond. The sight picture can be reconfigured to a square-notch. The barrel has a rib that is drilled, tapped, filled, and cut for the included Ruger rings (not installed).
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a two-piece checkered wood with pistol grip, fluted straight comb, and black rubber buttpad. There is a sling stud on the belly of the buttstock and a banded sling stud fixed to the barrel. The buttstock shows only scattered light nicks, most notable on the grip. The forend is free of any notable wear or damage. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP is 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The buttpad shows only light handling marks. Overall, the stock rates in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are light handling marks but otherwise this rifle is free of any notable wear or damage. The screws show light tool marks with strong slots, and all markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork and Accessories: This rifle includes a serial-matching Ruger factory cardboard box, two (2) Ruger rings (not installed), a lock and assorted factory paperwork including the manual. The box shows moderate wear from storage and handling with ribbing visible on most surfaces, slightly crumpled corners, two long cuts on the bottom, and crumpled area at one end. Overall, the box rates in Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: The Ruger No. 1 was introduced in 1967 and at first blush seems an odd design choice for a modern rifle. Repeating rifles of many different designs had become the norm by the late ’60s and the single shot—certainly the falling-block single-shot—was on the outs with most hunters and target shooters. The brilliant success of the Ruger No. 1 comes from its embodiment of Ruger’s design philosophy: simple, durable, reliable. It has been chambered in nearly 50 different cartridges and continues to be manufactured and sold to this day. This example is in Excellent condition, the bright bore is chambered for the 7.62x39mm cartridge, and it was manufactured in 2003. This gorgeous stainless steel rifle would make a good deer gun and is an uncommon choice that will make a great addition to any rifle collection. Good luck and happy bidding!
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This rifle is a Lipsey’s exclusive—only 262 were produced. Please copy and paste the link below to view the certificate of authenticity.