Sold For 2393.55
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Serial Number: 131-49124
Year of Manufacture: 1979 (ruger.com/service/productHistory/RI-No1.html)
Caliber: .220 Swift
Action Type: Falling Block Single Shot Rifle
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked with the Ruger Warning and “STURM, RUGER & CO., INC. SOUTHPORT, CONN. U.S.A.”. The left side of the barrel shank is marked “.220 SWIFT.” 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.
Barrel Length: Approximately 26 Inches
Sights/Optics: The rear of the barrel is topped with a raised base which accepts Ruger scope rings. Two, 1 inch scope rings are installed.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a two-piece checkered wood. It has a pistol grip with grip base, fluted comb, 2 sling studs, and a checkered metal buttplate. The buttplate shows light soiling. The stock shows scrapes & small handling marks. The bottom of the forearm shows a 1 inch scratch. The LOP is 14 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. Overall, the stock is in about Very Good Plus Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The muzzle and grooves are semi bright. The rifling is deep. There is fouling at the muzzle and in the grooves which should clean up some. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The metal shows light handling marks. The barrel shows a few small light scrapes. The metal shows light discoloration from oxidation. The discoloration is more prominent under the scope base. The screw heads show light use. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about 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 has scope rings installed and a leather sling attached.
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 1979. It has a strong bore chambered in .220 Swift and is in Very Good Plus to Fine condition. Good luck.