Sold For: $1,375.00
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: No. 1 “International” (Model #01364)
Serial Number: 134-38107
Year of Manufacture: 2013 (Ruger Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: 7×57 Mauser
Action Type: Falling Block Single Shot Rifle
Markings: The stop of the barrel is marked with a Ruger warning over “RUGER, NEWPORT, NH U.S.A.”. The left side of the barrel is marked with “7×57” 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 “134-38107”. The grip cap and buttpad are marked with the company’s trademark.
Barrel Length: 20”
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a beaded brass blade in-line dovetailed to 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 is drilled, tapped, and filled with a rib that is notched for the included Ruger rings.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a two-piece checkered Mannlicher-style wood with beavertail forend, black-capped pistol grip, fluted straight comb, and textured black rubber buttpad. There are sling swivels front and rear which have attached a Browning branded black nylon sling. Upper edges of the forend have intermittent minor dings. The right side of the forend just behind the checkering has one more notable ding in the wood. The buttstock is free of any notable wear or damage. The checkering is sharp. 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 is free of any notable wear or damage. Overall, the stocks are in Fine-to-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. Both receiver flats have a few very minor marks best described as scuffs. The receiver and lever have taken on a very faint plum hue. The action has only minor operational wear. The screws have minor tool marks with strong slots, and all markings are clear. Overall, this 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: The sling and Ruger rings mentioned above song with a secondary picatinny accessory rail 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. The brilliant success of the Ruger No. 1 comes from its embodiment of Ruger’s design philosophy: simple, durable, reliable. This example is especially striking with its express sights and Mannlicher stock—all the virtues of the No. 1 pattern are only made more obvious. It has been chambered in nearly 50 different cartridges and continues to be manufactured and sold to this day. This example hails from 2013 and is in Fine-plus-to-Excellent condition. It is chambered for 7×57 Mauser, making it an ideal plains rifle, good for deer thanks to the very flat trajectory and heavy round. The traditional hunter would do well to make a play for this rifle. Good luck and happy bidding!