Model: No. 1-H Tropical
Serial Number: 132-71887
Year of Manufacture: 1985 (http://www.ruger.com/service/productHistory/RI-No1.html)
Caliber: .458 Winchester Magnum
Action Type: Single Shot, Falling Block, Internal Hammer Rifle.
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “.458 WIN. MAG.”, the top is marked “BEFORE USING GUN, READ WARNINGS IN INSTRUCTION MANUAL AVAILABLE FREE FROM / STURM, RUGER & CO. INC., SOUTHPORT, CONN. U.S.A.”, the top of the frame is marked “RUGER” in banner and “No.1”, the underside is marked with the serial number. The grip cap and recoil pad is marked with Ruger’s logo, seen again on the recoil pad.
Barrel Length: 24”, Heavy, with 0.806” Muzzle Diameter
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade, set fore-to-aft into a rise in the barrel band. The rear sight is a “U” notched leaf with a white diamond for sighting reference; it is micro-adjustable for elevation, in a flip-up base that is dovetailed onto a serrated scope base that is screwed onto the drilled and tapped barrel, featuring provisions to mount Ruger pattern scope rings (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a two piece walnut set with a quick disconnect swivel stud installed into the belly and the forward swivel stud is found on the barrel band. The forend has flank checkering and an Alexander-Henry notch at the tip. The stock shows two gouges on the left flank, scraping on the underside rear portion and other lighter marks that don’t draw attention. The butt stock shows scraping near the trigger guard, with several dings and scuffs on the rear flanks. There are no cracks or major damages. The LOP measures 13 5/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the red solid rubber recoil pad; the pad is set with a black spacer and shows discoloration from age, in Fine condition. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows faint marks on the receiver and a patch of mild pitting on the right of the barrel and QD swivel band, please see our pictures. The barrel has a few light marks which evade notice until close review. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This rifle has a smooth falling block action and tang mounted safety. The trigger breaks crisp with no takeup; we predict the trigger will become even smoother with some use. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: From Wikipedia: “The Ruger No. 1 is a single-shot rifle, with Farquharson-style internal hammer falling block action, manufactured bySturm, Ruger. It was introduced in 1967. 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."” This No. 1-H Tropical in about Fine condition, chambered in .458 Winchester Magnum, a completely terrifying round if you happen to be big game or a paper target! Hunters and wildlife agents have depended on this round to take down the most dangerous game the world has to offer with proven results. The beautiful wood, high retention of finish and strong bore will make any hunter happy. Please see our pictures and good luck.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred/sold in California.
LSB#: 160715MP27 Make: Ruger Model: No. 1-H Tropical Serial Number: 132-71887 Year of Manufacture: 1985 (http://www.ruger.com/service/productHistory/RI-No1.h
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