Ruger No 1 value

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Ruger No 1 value

Post by Bluesberry » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:37 pm

Hello,,, Iam new to this form,and i just aquired a No 1 in a 2 didgit serial number, under 70.... 243 cal , 1 B,, with XXX wood, and not a mark on this gun..99% wood and metal..
I would to get an aproximate value of this gun...Thanks...

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Re: Ruger No 1 value

Post by RSI7x57 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:38 am

Congrats on your purchase.

A #1B in .243 that grades out at 98%, using the Blue Book as a guideline, shows a value of $675 dollars. With that prefix it also states that it should bring a premium of 30-50% above that value. For reference, 100% condition would be $975.

Hope this helps. Ultimately it's what someone would pay for it. In my experience, it seems that Number 1's are going for more than the Blue Book values.


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Re: Ruger No 1 value

Post by Coogs » Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:46 am

A two digit, non prefix gun? With exceptional wood and 98% condition? Ah, I'd set value at $1,400.00 to $1,700.00. JMHO Coogs. But, remember, something is worth what ever someone is willing to pay for it.

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Re: Ruger No 1 value

Post by zebra55 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:29 pm

I would agree with the later estimate, according to Lee Newton's non-prefix rarity table, a 1B in .243 is the second most produced caliber / configuration next to the 1B in 22-250. Per that table approximately 850 were made in your model. That said a 2 digit s/n in good condition is a nice collectors piece. I wish I had it in my collection... :mrgreen:

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