Ruger No. 1

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]

Ruger No. 1
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

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:

.204 Ruger, .22 Hornet, .218 Bee, .222 Remington, .223 Remington, .22 PPC, .22-250 Remington, .220 Swift, 6mm PPC, 6mm Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, .243 Winchester, .257 Roberts, .25-06 Remington, .264 Winchester Magnum, .270 Winchester, .270 Weatherby Magnum, 6.5mm Remington, 6.5×55mm, 6.5-284 Norma, 7×57mm, 7mm-08, .280 Remington, 7mm Remington Magnum, 7mm STW, 7.62x39mm, .308 Winchester, .30-30 Winchester, .30-40 Krag, .30-06 Springfield, .303 British, .300 Winchester Magnum, .300 H&H Magnum, .300 Weatherby Magnum, .338 Winchester Magnum, .357 Magnum, .375 H&H Magnum, .375 Ruger, .38-55 Winchester, .404 Jeffery, .405 Winchester, .416 Remington Magnum, .416 Ruger, .416 Rigby, .44 Remington Magnum, .450 Bushmaster, .45-70 Government, .460 S&W Magnum, .458 Winchester Magnum, .458 Lott, 9.3×74mmR and .450/400 Nitro Express.[5][6]

See also


  1. "Ruger GP100". Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. Retrieved 8 December 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"
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