Ruger No.1 No. 1 No-1 #1 450/400 Nitro Exp Trijicon Scope Single Shot Rifle

Sold for $2022.00

Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.

Model: No. 1 (Model #11324)

Serial Number: 134-27894

Year of Manufacture: 2010 (Ruger Serial Number Lookup)

Caliber: 450/400 N.E. 3″ (.450/400 Nitro Express 3 inch)

Action Type: Falling Block Single Shot Rifle

Markings: The top of the barrel is marked with the Ruger Warning and “RUGER, NEWPORT, NH U.S.A.”. The left side of the barrel shank is marked “450/400 N.E. 3” 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 “Trijicon 1.25-4×24”.

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. A set of scope rings hold the variable power scope to the rib. The scope uses a post reticle made up of 2 parallel vertical lines topped by a small illuminated triangle. The view appears clear. The power ring and focus ring function. The scope shows scuffs and light scrapes; most are on the adjustment caps.

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 a few small light scrapes & scratches. 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 Plus to Excellent 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 light fouling in the bore. 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 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 rifle comes with Trijicon 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 2010. It looks great and is topped with a nice Trijicon scope. It is chambered in .450/400 Nitro Express (3 inch) which is a big game cartridge. This Ruger/Trijicon package is ideal for the hunt. Good luck.