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Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: No. 1 (Model #11319)
Serial Number: 134-23663
Year of Manufacture: 2008 (Ruger Serial Number Lookup)
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 “9.3×74R” 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 “LEUPOLD VX-3 1.75-6.x32mm”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 22 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. A set of scope rings hold the variable power scope to the rib. The scope uses a thick crosshair reticle. The view appears clear. The power ring and focus ring function.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a two-piece checkered wood. It has a pistol grip with grip base, fluted straight comb, sling stud, and a rubber buttpad. The buttpad shows scuffs. The wood shows scuffs and a few light scrapes. The left side of the butt shows a dark factory blemish. The LOP is 13 3/4 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. Overall, the stock is in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright; semi bright at the muzzle. The rifling is deep. There is no erosion.
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 Fine Plus 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 Leupold scope; 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 in 2008. It looks great and is topped with a nice Leupold scope. It is chambered in 9.3x74R. The 9.3×74mmR is a rimmed bottleneck design. It uses a .366-inch diameter bullet, usually weighing about 286-grains. According to Hornady, at this weight the velocity is 2,362.20 ft/s and energy is 3,536 ft?lbf. This cartridge is used for hunting medium to large game animals and is very popular in Europe for wild boar. Good luck.