SOLD FOR: $1131
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: No. 1 (Model 01336)
Serial Number: 132-22521
Year of Manufacture: 1980 (Ruger Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .223 Remington
Action Type: Falling Block Single Shot Rifle
Markings: The stop of the barrel is marked with a Ruger warning and “STURM, RUGER & CO., INC. / SOUTHPORT, CONN. U.S.A.”. The left side of the barrel shank is marked “CAL. .223” and with a Ruger proof mark. The top of the receiver is marked “RUGER / No. 1”. The bottom left of the receiver is marked with the serial number. The grip cap and buttpad are marked with the company’s phoenix logo.
The scope is marked “WEAVER K6 60-B / EL PASO TEX. U.S.A. PAT. PEND”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 26 Inches
Sights/Optics: There is no provision for iron sights on this rifle. The top of the receiver holds a fixed power scope assembly. The scope uses a crosshair reticle. The glass appears clear but the view is slightly dim. The scope tube and rings show scrapes & scratches.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a two-piece checkered wood. It has a pistol grip with metal grip base, beavertail forend, fluted comb, 2 sling studs, and a rubber buttpad. The buttplad shows scuffs, light scrapes and light discoloration. The wood shows several scrapes & scratches. The LOP is 14 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. Overall, the stock is in Very Good Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The lands are bright, the grooves are semi bright and the rifling is shap. There is fouling in the grooves which should clean up some. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The metal shows scuffs and light scrapes. The most prominent marks are on the left side of the receiver. The screws show light use. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Very Good Plus to Fine 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 rifle comes with a scope assembly; see above.
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 No. 1 was made back in 1980, has a strong bright bore chambered in .223 Remington and is in Very Good Plus to Fine condition. Good luck.