Page 1 of 1

404 Jeffery

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:04 pm
by Overkill
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...

Re: 404 Jeffery

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:40 am
by flattop44
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

Re: 404 Jeffery

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:59 pm
by Coogs
Wish I had one! I'm a sucker for those oddball #1's, Coogs.

Re: 404 Jeffery

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:39 pm
by flattop44
Coogs, it would look good hanging on one of those big ole Eagles!! ;)
FT44

Re: 404 Jeffery

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:30 pm
by rowdy1972
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

Re: 404 Jeffery

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:44 pm
by Overkill
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..

Re: 404 Jeffery

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:35 pm
by RugerHound
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.