Ruger No.1

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I love the #1, currently their are 2 in my gun safe a 30-06 and a 416 Rigby. I really don't need another #1 but I'd love to have one in my favorite caliber the 35 Whelen, I know Ruger has already done that but I still want one..
 

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My 450/400 and a 30-06 with 24 in. barrel would make a nice set of No.1's.
 

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Guns International had a ton of them. They did have a 243. Didn't see a 25-06 or a 458 Lott. Just about everything else that was mentioned.
 

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Would love to see a No. 1 chambered in 300WSM. Not sure if it's ever been done, maybe would compete with 300RCM. Otherwise, am waiting for 300 Win Mag.
 

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I owned 13 # 1,s and have sold down to four now. a red pad 26" barreled .223, a red pad 26" barreled .300 win mag, black pad a 35 whelen with sights and a older black pad .460 S&W with sights. some shot lights out right out of the box and others took a little work. I have a friend who has a #1 in .303 british NIB that I,m trying weasel him out off.
 

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.375 H&H Flanged.

But, even if they offered the regular belted/rimless chambering with 26" barrel and oval cheek piece stock, I'd whip out my credit card today.
First caribou I shot was with a #1, .375 and I really like #1's but, always thought all of them would show better with a longer barrel and pre-war style cheek piece.
(A very few were/are made with 26" barrel).

Also would interest me in a shotgun chambering, with rifled barrel and the above specs/measurements.
Not sure how large of bore it would accept but certainly a 20 gauge would work, perhaps large enough frame for a 16 ?

(Side Note: All rifles need iron sights, IMO. Without them, they always look like a Gunsmith project that's not finished yet).
My 300 h&h has 26 in barrels. A game getter for sure.
 

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.375 H&H Flanged.

But, even if they offered the regular belted/rimless chambering with 26" barrel and oval cheek piece stock, I'd whip out my credit card today.
First caribou I shot was with a #1, .375 and I really like #1's but, always thought all of them would show better with a longer barrel and pre-war style cheek piece.
(A very few were/are made with 26" barrel).

Also would interest me in a shotgun chambering, with rifled barrel and the above specs/measurements.
Not sure how large of bore it would accept but certainly a 20 gauge would work, perhaps large enough frame for a 16 ?

(Side Note: All rifles need iron sights, IMO. Without them, they always look like a Gunsmith project that's not finished yet).
@velodog, did you ever look at a Greener GP ? That’s about as close as you can come.
 

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@velodog, did you ever look at a Greener GP ? That’s about as close as you can come.
Yes, and a fellow I used to know had one re-fit with a present day 12 gauge fully rifled barrel, multiple leaf express sights and all.
It was a thing of beauty and very accurate with slugs, as intended.
Seems like such a simple idea could be easily manufactured by Ruger, in regards to their #1 action.
 

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6.5x57R
7x65R
8x75RS
9.3x74R(been done but not available anymore I think)
450/400 3"
450 No 2 NE
 

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450/400 3"
450 No 2 NE
I like that list. Pretty much covers everything.
 

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Yes, and a fellow I used to know had one re-fit with a present day 12 gauge fully rifled barrel, multiple leaf express sights and all.
It was a thing of beauty and very accurate with slugs, as intended.
Seems like such a simple idea could be easily manufactured by Ruger, in regards to their #1 action.
The Greener GP in the Police Mark III version would be an ideal candidate for re-barreling to a standard 12-bore (most interestingly in the Paradox configuration, should one feel so inclined). They're common and inexpensive and already made up to accept a standard 12-bore head (the Mark III uses an odd shell with a 12-bore head but a 14-bore body, so made so as to prevent criminals from stealing and then making use of the weapon).
 

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As for the Ruger No. 1, standard 450 NE basic brass is as large as the action can accept without modification. Standard 500 NE brass can be made to fit with a little effort. Even the 577 NE can be made to work (with a lot more effort). Anything larger is pretty much impossible.
 
 

 

 

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