SOLD FOR: $1781
Model: No. 1
Year of Manufacture: 2010
Caliber: 6.5x55mm Swedish
Action Type: Single-Shot Falling Block Rifle
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked with a Ruger warning and “-RUGER, NEWPORT, NH U.S.A.-”. The left side of the barrel is marked with the caliber “6.5x55mm” 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 “134-31137”. The grip cap and buttpad are marked with the company’s phoenix logo.
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights/ Optics: There is a banded ramp fixed by the muzzle with a pinned brass beaded blade. The rear sight is a square-notch adjustable for windage and elevation which is dovetailed to the accessory rail that is screwed to the rear end of the barrel.
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The stock is a two-piece checkered wood with semi pistol grip, Henry style forend, fluted straight comb, and a black rubber buttpad. There is a banded sling swivel provision on the barrel and a sling stud on the belly. There are a few light handling marks but the stock is free of any notable defects. 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 has minor handling marks and some very light discoloration. Overall, the stock is in Fine-plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright with sharp rifling. There is some stubborn fouling in the bore.
Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are some light handling marks but the gun lacks any notable defects. The screws have light tool marks with usable slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Fine-to-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: The gun comes with its factory box with foam padding, a set of QD sling swivels, a set of scope rings, a padlock, a user manual, a screwdriver and a few different sized screws.
Our Assessment: The Ruger No. 1 was introduced in 1967 and at first 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 Fine-to-Excellent condition, manufactured in 2010 and is chambered in 6.5x55mm Swedish cartridges. The 6.5x55mm variant of the rifle is uncommon, the cartridge is effective for most types of game. Good luck and happy bidding!