Ruger No. 1
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Ruger No. 1
Ruger No. 1
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Ruger No. 1 rifle (with underlever down to open action)
TypeFalling Block Rifle
Place of originUnited States
Production history
DesignerBill Ruger
ManufacturerSturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
Unit cost$1299 (2012)[1]
Produced1967 - present[2]
VariantsStandard, Varminter, Light Sporter, International, Tropical, Medium Sporter.
Mass7 pounds (3.2 kg)[1]
Length36.5-42.5 inches (93-108 cm)[1]
Barrel length20-28 inches (51-71 cm)[1]

CartridgeVarious (see article)
ActionFarquharson-style Hammerless falling block
Feed systemSingle shot
Sightsnone, or open sights
Sturm, Ruger No. 1 falling block action

The Ruger No. 1 is a single-shot rifle, with Farquharson-style internal hammer falling-block action, manufactured by Sturm, Ruger & Co. It was introduced in 1967.[3] An underlever lowers the block allowing loading and cocks the rifle. Lenard Brownell, commenting on his work at Ruger, said of the No. 1: "There was never any question about the strength of the action. I remember, in testing it, how much trouble I had trying to tear it up. In fact, I never did manage to blow one apart."[4]

A shotgun-style tang safety works on the hammer and sear. Available with an Alexander Henry, beavertail, or Mannlicher style forearm in a multitude of calibers.

Available cartridges

Over the years, the No. 1 has been chambered in many different cartridges, including:

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Ruger GP100". Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ Peterson, Philip. Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values: The Shooter's Guide to Guns 1900 to Present (16th ed.). p. 429.
  3. ^ Ruger No. 1 press release at
  4. ^ Clayton, Joe D.: Ruger No. 1 Rifle (1983), p. 131
  5. ^ "Ruger Single Shot Rifles"
  6. ^ "

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