SOLD FOR: $1,601.99
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: No. 1
Serial Number: 130-17933
Year of Manufacture: 1976 (https://ruger.com/service/productHistory/RI-No1.html)
Caliber: .270 Winchester
Action Type: Falling Block Action with Farquharson Lever and Internal Hammer
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “STURM, RUGER & CO. INC., SOUTHPORT, CONN, U.S.A.”, the left at the chamber is marked “.270 WIN.” and with Ruger’s proof mark. The top of the receiver is marked “RUGER / No. 1”. The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number. The sides of the receiver and lever have decorative engraving with an embossed silver mountain goat head on the left and an embossed silver bighorn ram head on the right. The left of the scope’s turret housing is marked “E1 / 2X-7X”, the bottom is marked “2X-7X 35mm / KFA120096” with a sticker marked “Made in Philippines”. The eyepiece is marked with a Burris logo on each side and “E1 / Fullfield” on the top.
Barrel Length: 26″
Sights / Optics: The top of the barrel has a one-piece scope base with Ruger-style rings holding the Burris E1 Fullfield 2-7×35 scope. The scope has a Burris Ballistic-Plex reticle with clear glass and a few light marks on the body, in Very Good-Fine condition. There is no provision for iron sights.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece hand-checkered select walnut with steel-capped pistol grip, cheekpiece on the right-side as for a left-handed shooter, checkered steel buttplate with trapdoor and Pachmayr sling studs front and rear. Under the butt’s trapdoor is access to the stock screw as well as storage for three cartridges. The stocks have a few scattered light compressions and light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/2″ to the back of the buttplate. The plate has light thinning at edges, sharp checkering and a bright plum hue, in about Very Good condition. The stocks are in about Fine-plus condition as not original to the gun.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: The barrel’s finish is likely original. The receiver and lever were refinished after engraving.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few scattered light marks and light operational wear. The edges of the trigger show thinning. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine-plus condition.
Mechanics: The single shot falling block action with internal hammer and Farquharson lever and shotgun style tang safety functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle comes with the installed scope as described.
Our Assessment: The Ruger No. 1 was introduced in 1967 and, at first, is 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, much less the falling-block single-shot, was on the outs with most hunters and even target shooters. The brilliant success of the Ruger No. 1 comes from its embodiment of Ruger’s design philosophy. It is simple, it is durable, it is reliable. It doesn’t hurt that it’s gorgeous, too! One of its designers, Lenard Brownell, said he had tried several times to blow one up, but couldn’t (https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2015/2/5/a-look-back-at-the-ruger-no-1/). It has been chambered in nearly 50 different cartridges and continues to be made and sold to this day. This example is a custom gun with beautiful hand-checkered select walnut stocks and tasteful engraving with silver game-head accents. The rifle is in Fine-plus condition with little in the way of wear and has been fitted with a nice Burris 2-7x scope which will allow for quick shots at short ranges as well as precision if you need to take a longer shot. The .270 Winchester cartridge is a versatile round, based on the .30-06 but with higher velocities and flatter trajectories due to its smaller projectile and better ballistics. This is a nice package which should provide for most hunting needs, and look good doing it. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred/sold in California.
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