SOLD FOR: $2030
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: No. 1 (Model #11366)
Serial Number: 134-34771
Year of Manufacture: 2011 (Ruger Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .250 Savage
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 “.250 SAVAGE” under a Ruger proof mark. The top of the receiver is marked “RUGER” in a decorative ribbon over “No. 1”. The underside left of the receiver is marked with the serial number “134-34771”. The grip cap and buttpad are marked with the company’s trademark.
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a brass-beaded blade in-line dovetailed into a banded ramped base fixed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a flip-up u-notch/square-notch combo that is dovetailed into the barrel rib. The barrel rib is notched for the included Ruger rings.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a two-piece checkered wood with pistol grip, beavertail Henry forend, fluted straight comb, and textured black rubber buttpad. There is a sling stud on the belly of the buttstock, a sling stud on the barrel band. The stock has minor handling marks along with a few scattered minor dings, the most notable of which is on the right side of the buttstock. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP is 13 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The buttpad is free of any notable wear or damage. Overall, the stocks are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle has a Stainless Steel finish. A few very minor hairline nicks can be seen on the receiver flats along with scattered minor nicks that doty the barrel. The action has very minor operational wear. Controls are free of wear and all markings are clear. Overall, this 98% rifle is in Fine-plus-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: This Ruger No. 1 includes a serial-matching Ruger factory box, a pair of Ruger rings, various tools, and the manual.
Our Assessment: The Ruger No. 1 was introduced in 1967 and 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 rifle pattern—certainly the falling-block single-shot—was on the outs with most hunters and target shooters. But leave it to Bill Ruger’s legendary sense of what the consumer wants—the brilliant success of the Ruger No. 1 comes not only from that but also from its design philosophy: simple, durable, reliable. The work designers and manufacturers such as Harry Sefried, Lenard Brownell, and Larry Larson crafted resulted in a truly timeless firearm that allows the common shooter a slower, more deliberate hunt with a truly elegant weapon. This example hails from 2011 and is in Fine-plus-to-Excellent condition. It is chambered for .250 Savage, making it useful for medium-sized North American game. This Ruger No. 1 is a handsome stainless rifle that feels nice in the hand—the traditional hunter would do well to make a play for it. Good luck and happy bidding!