The Ruger No. 1 Rifle, From the Beginning

The Ruger No. 1 Rifle, From the Beginning
A custom Ruger No. 1. This single-shot is a perennial favorite of stalking hunters and precision shooters alike.

A trip in the way-back machine gives a behind the scenes look at Bill Ruger's animosity for the Mauser bolt-actions so popular at the time.

A custom Ruger No. 1. This single-shot is a perennial favorite of stalking hunters and precision shooters alike.
A custom Ruger No. 1. This single-shot is a perennial favorite of stalking hunters and precision shooters alike.

“I was amused and pleased to discover that Bill Ruger shares my sense of revulsion to the sloppy feel of most Mauser type actions when the bolt is opened—it simply rattles around with all the sound and feel of mechanical precision displayed by a piece of scrap iron being shaken around in the bottom of a tin bucket!”—Roger Barlow, “Ruger’s Reactionary Rifle,” the story of the introduction of the Ruger No. 1 single-shot, as it appeared in Gun Digest, 1967.

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