Searching Ruger No.1 Blued 458 Lott

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  1. rookhawk

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    Haha I'm not tough, just dumb and enjoy a little recoil
     

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    Your profile says "Male, age 26". Come see me when you're in your 40s and still have your Lott. I'll give you a bottle of bourbon and a 500ct pack of Aleve! :)
     

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    Lol its getting rechambered to 500 nitro right now
     
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  5. Daniel Cary

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    Yeah! Well, as an enthusiast in "Big Bore & Big Recoil" … I'm kinda of an oddball, that is, in looking for Profound Felt Recoil! The Ruger No.1 is Definitive in its Classic Look … Particularly with their Heavy Barrel "Tropicals" … my personal fav imo.

    I still can't figure how to post pics here??? … as Gary Reeder sent some of his work for a conversion in 500 NE & 505 Gibbs. They are exquisite indeed, but it kinda takes away from the Traditional Look of the No. 1.

    I was at a Jay's Sporting Good's in MI this summer. They had a glass Case with 4 No.1's in 375/404/416Rigby/& 458 win mag. … As it's been the 1st time I've seen them in 2 decades I was sold, however, the Owner was not. Kept for their serial #s … He wouldn't take my offer of $3500.00 for the Rigby?
     

  6. Daniel Cary

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    That's it! Ruger-No-1-Tropical-Model-458-Lott-New_100852077_71328_0D87FAF45DF57D18.jpg
     

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    Gary's Conversions can accommodate as far as you want … Not a particular fan of Big Five Engraving on Receivers? just my opinion #1-7.jpg 378-12.jpg
     

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    There is a very nice one for sale at B&W Pawnshop in Conroe, Texas it has a Vari-x 1 4-12 on it. Asking 999.00 . I’m sure they will ship it 936-760-3004 Bobby or Wade can help you tell them Ken sent you
     

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    Cabela's in Bristol, Virginia has (or had) one in as of Tuesday or Wednesday, (Dec 17 or 18), when I was up there. Used (as it's he barrel had not been cleaned), looked like it was new, they were asking $1040.00.
     
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    Edit for correction:

    It's not a .458 Lott....

    The Cabela's in Bristol, Virginia has a .458 Win Mag in the Ruger #1.
     

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    I will offer this bit as I consider it important when talking about the No.1 in .458 Lott.
    I have seen and closely inspected 2 of these Ruger Tropical rifles in .458 and found this issue.

    It has to do with the poor factory fitment in the stock to action area. Because of the design, attention to detail in manufacture, etc. the contact and recoil force is not evenly distributed. One side, top or bottom of the wood stock takes the brunt of the recoil. The stock needs to be checked that this has not already caused damage in that area.

    That is one reason that I had this area addressed and insured that it was evenly bedded by Chris Griesbach; the results were very good may I add.

    I think that there is good value in the Ruger No.1 in .458 Lott. Hand fitment is, in my opinion, too much to ask for for the price of this rifle.

    On the subject of recoil, I and others that have shot my No.1 Lott have similar opinion. It feels "just right" when using a .458 Win. Mag load. When a .458 Lott is shot there is felt recoil that seems a little "out of its ideal or optimal".
     

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    Personally, if I was in the market for a No. 1 in .458 Lott I'd find an older one in .458 Win. Mag. and run a reamer down the chamber. The older ones (some of them anyway) seem to have been more well made and reaming the chamber to .458 Lott is about as easy as it gets.
     

  13. Daniel Cary

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    That is a concern, as the member above made a valid point regarding Recoil forces in a Stock No.1 I've seen so many variations in wood when these were readily available. Some literally awful, where I could imagine how much can this take before the integrity fails. … I have Looked at what is available in 458 Win Mag. … I wouldn't know where to start, in the interest of Reaming it to Accommodate the Lott. … Addl: As you mentioned the older Tropicals seemed to be sturdy, can you recommend an apx Era???

    Thank You, all!
    Regards, Dan.
     

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    It must be taken on a case by case basis. Some have wonderful wood, others marginal wood, no one period necessarily better in that regard. As for barrels, later rifles are said to have better barrels but in the case of a .458 it is academic as we're not looking for MOA accuracy. The main point is that there are quite a few No. 1 rifles in .458 Win Mag on the used market (most of which have seen little use) so finding one with the attributes sought will prove relatively easy. As for reamers, they may be rented at a very reasonable rate (please, however, if you are not qualified have a professional do the work).
     

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    Well said, Thank You! A No.1 in any of The Tropicals, "458 Win" preferred at best would still be of Interest. It's a timepiece regardless, imo for is traditional look, with their Heavy barrel's , barrel band, sights, etc. … Certainly a professional would be needed to accommodate the Lott. I have found a couple during the search, Cabela's , online, etc... Thank You, as that's an open minded idea. … I'm sure the Win Mag is enough Gun as it is in that Firearm.
     

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    I haven't read through the post but have you looked at Gunbroker? There are some on it now.
     
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    I shoot the Lott, however, the Win Mag accommod
    Never having purchased firearms online … Are they all much the same, reliable, predictable? I guess more so, are you aware of any to Stay Away From?
     

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    Cabela's has an Advantage however, If a firearm is found from a distant location … you pay $25 to ship it to your nearest location, and there is no obligation to purchase it, if it's not in the best Interest!
     

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    I have never purchased one on line either but Gunbroker has a fairly good reputation, but they are not the seller just a avenue for a seller to get their product out to people and they are a lot like Ebay.

    Quite a few of the sellers have physical stores or a good on line presence and have ratings along with feed back. But like buying anything on line you need to be aware of what you are getting.
     

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    My last three purchases were online (gunbroker.com and gunsinternational.com). Research the seller, of course, but I've always found them to be reliable and trustworthy. Some also offer a 3-day inspection.
     

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