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by gewehrfreund
Sat Feb 06, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Single-Shot Rifles
Topic: Non-prefix stock with a strange checkeriing pattern
Replies: 0
Views: 162

Non-prefix stock with a strange checkeriing pattern

I recently acquired this somewhat weathered non-prefix No. 1 stock (sn 4831) and am puzzled by the checkering. The stock appears to my educated eye to be original. The contours are all correct, so it hasn't been sanded down and the checkering re-done. It had a Ruger grip cap that fit perfectly and a...
by gewehrfreund
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Rugers in General
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS
Replies: 11
Views: 776

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas and Happy 2021 to Ruger fans everywhere.
by gewehrfreund
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Single-Shot Rifles
Topic: Vertical Rings
Replies: 5
Views: 506

Re: Vertical Rings

Very nice! After the BH, the AH is my second favorite non-prefix variation. :mrgreen:
by gewehrfreund
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Single-Shot Rifles
Topic: #1 Barrrelled Acton 7x57
Replies: 8
Views: 1245

Re: #1 Barrrelled Acton 7x57

Brownells was still selling barreled actions in the '90s. When they were getting out of them (or Ruger stopped marketing them), an LGS I used to haunt had several that were very tempting, including an RSI in 7x57. I thought that would be the bees knees with a 1A wood set on it, versus the RSI wood.
by gewehrfreund
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Ruger Questions
Topic: no 1 sight question
Replies: 4
Views: 647

Re: no 1 sight question

My books show the RSI first cataloged in 1984 or 85, so it might be safe to assume this is when the change to the fluted front band occurred and why no RSIs exist with the unfluted band. That is to say, I've never seen one, but I wouldn't be surprised if one showed up in typical Ruger fashion, using...
by gewehrfreund
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Ruger Questions
Topic: no 1 sight question
Replies: 4
Views: 647

Re: no 1 sight question

I don't know exactly (nor does anyone else I'd guess), but based on what I've seen in my travels and my own rifles over the years, it seems to be sometime in the mid-1980s. As with all things Ruger Number One, there are no hard an fast rules, exact dates for changes or verifiable records (i.e. never...
by gewehrfreund
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Rugers in General
Topic: 256 WIN MAG
Replies: 23
Views: 2832

Re: 256 WIN MAG

The only two guns made for the caliber. Kinda cool if you ask me.
Not really. . .
Your quest is not over!

Thompson Center chambered their Contender for 256 Win Mag. and I'm pretty sure that Universal carbines (M1 clone) were also chambered in it for a short time way back when.
by gewehrfreund
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Rifles
Topic: No rifleman here.......
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

Re: No rifleman here.......

Two nice rifles there.
I could start a thread titled "No Pistolero here . . . " and show my S&W Model 17 and 41 (2 of the three handguns I own). :)
by gewehrfreund
Tue May 12, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Rugers in General
Topic: THE HORNET TURNS NINETY
Replies: 7
Views: 2019

Re: THE HORNET TURNS NINETY

RocDoc wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 6:31 pm
To me, the #3 is just about perfect for the Hornet.
Even better when it's a Liberty gun and has a nice set of wood and scope on it! ;)
by gewehrfreund
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Single-Shot Rifles
Topic: 22-250 special varminter non prefix serial number
Replies: 14
Views: 7219

Re: 22-250 special varminter non prefix serial number

Yeah, if you guys are looking for great Number One rifles, I would definitely go after a non-prefix gun because of how they are priced these days, even semi-scarce variations. Compared to the price of today's NIB current Number One's, buying a non-prefix is a no-brainer. If the market completely dr...