404 Jeffery

No. 1 and No. 3
Post Reply
Overkill
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:19 pm

404 Jeffery

Post by Overkill » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:04 pm

I've been looking on some information regarding Ruger's No. 1 rifle and ran across this forum. I'm hopeful that somebody could provide any information regarding the scarcity of a recent No. 1 Tropical that I ran across chambered to 404 Jeffery. The rifle appears to be factory made and unfired but I've been unable to locate any details regarding it's history. Seems no one has seen one before in these parts.

So how about it, anyone have a clue on these or where I could find any further information regarding it date and quantity of manufacture?

Thanks...

flattop44
Site Admin
Posts: 1109
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:25 pm

Re: 404 Jeffery

Post by flattop44 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:40 am

The 1-H .404 Jeffery was made for a short while in later part of 1993 but was supposedly discontinued because the differences in the makes of ammunition. Only about 370 were believed made. Info was obtained from the RENE Reference to Ruger Firearms, Vol. 2.

They are considered rare and bring a pretty hefty premium.

Bill

Coogs
Posts: 229
Joined: Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:42 pm
Location: North West Pennsylvania

Re: 404 Jeffery

Post by Coogs » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:59 pm

Wish I had one! I'm a sucker for those oddball #1's, Coogs.

flattop44
Site Admin
Posts: 1109
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:25 pm

Re: 404 Jeffery

Post by flattop44 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:39 pm

Coogs, it would look good hanging on one of those big ole Eagles!! ;)
FT44

rowdy1972
Posts: 10
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:59 pm
Location: Springville PA

Re: 404 Jeffery

Post by rowdy1972 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:30 pm

Flattops right...if you can get it reasonable you best grab it.I just sold one,not saying what I got for it but it was a premium

Overkill
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:19 pm

Re: 404 Jeffery

Post by Overkill » Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:44 pm

Thanks for the information guys. I did purchase the rifle as it was priced like any other used No.1 but am now unsure about firing the rifle. The rifle does not have a box or any associated paperwork and I'm thinking it's value wouldn't be harmed by firing the piece. I do like large caliber rifles and have never played with a 404 before which is why the rifle caught my attention to begin with.

Thanks again..

RugerHound
Posts: 137
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:33 am
Location: Casa Grande, Az.

Re: 404 Jeffery

Post by RugerHound » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:35 pm

Overkill wrote:Thanks for the information guys. I did purchase the rifle as it was priced like any other used No.1 but am now unsure about firing the rifle. The rifle does not have a box or any associated paperwork and I'm thinking it's value wouldn't be harmed by firing the piece. I do like large caliber rifles and have never played with a 404 before which is why the rifle caught my attention to begin with.

Thanks again..
Great snag at 'regular' rifle pricing! If it's been fired already, you aren't going to devalue it further by firing it. If it's verifiably unfired, then you have a possibly difficult decision to make. Speaking strictly for myself... If I find a vintage or rare piece that's not been fired, I keep them unfired and look for another that can be enjoyed without devaluing it.
Best regards,
Pete

Gunsmoke & Gasoline - 45 years ballin' the jack with Ruger & Harley-Davidson

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest