I've actually been looking at the Ruger No.1's and have considered one as a cheap alternative to a double rifle if I could get one chambered in something interesting (470NE, 500J, 500NE).
It doesn't look like Ruger is currently offering their No.1 in any big bores though.
Hello Northern Shooter,
It remains a serious mystery why, during the high production years at Ruger that, they did not offer their fantastic Model #1 “Tropical”, in caliber .470 Nitro ………
Well ok … that and some other classic, Africa-worthy cartridges as well.
Just to name two more of the many, the .450 #2 NE 3.5” and .500 NE 3” come to mind.
Can you imagine how well a Ruger #1, in .470 NE, with 26” barrel and oval cheek piece stock would have been received ?
Zowie, whata peach.