SOLD FOR: $1330
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: No. 1 (Model 11387)
Serial Number: 134-44838
Year of Manufacture: 2016 (Ruger Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Falling Block Single Shot Rifle
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked with a Ruger warning and “RUGER . NEWPORT . NH . USA”. The left side of the barrel shank is marked “30-06 SPRG” 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.
Barrel Length: Approximately 24 Inches
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade atop a ramped base fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a flip up u-notch dovetailed into the barrel rib which is notched for Ruger rings.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a two-piece checkered wood. It has a pistol grip with grip base, fluted comb, sling stud, and a rubber buttpad. The stock shows only light handling marks. The LOP is 13 3/4 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. Overall, the stock is in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion. The bore shows an M.E. of 0.0.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The metal shows light handling marks. The screw heads are intact. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in 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: None.
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 2016 and is still in Excellent condition with a strong bright bore. It will add Nicely to your collection. Good luck.