Ruger No. 1 questions

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jims
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Ruger No. 1 questions

Post by jims » Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:01 am

Just trying to gain information. I have a No. 1 in 45-70, it is a Lyman Centennial, made in 1978. It has on it the Lyman Centennial scope, about a 34 inch scope. It was shot before I got it and there was no wood presentation case with it.
I plan to shoot it also but would like to mount a more modern scope. The barrel is a heavier barrel, in the 1.1 to 1.2 inch range at the breech and 28 inches long. Some said the 1V or 1H bases are needed, some have indicated I need two rear bases. The barrel is not tapped for two bases in the breech area, only one.
Some have also said it is hard to get the scope mounted far enough rearward for proper eye alignment. Any thoughts on bases, rings (Ruger or otherwise) that might work and look appropriate?
Also it has a steel butt plate. I do NOT want to cut the stock and won't but the length of pull is already 13.5 inches. I would like to add a Ruger or other thin rubber type recoil pad but the stock wood there is curved and I have not found any to fit. Again any ideas.
I am one not to quickly make changes on a fine rifle but as indicated it was already fired before I got it and the presentation materials gone before I acquired it.
I am thanking you in advance for help in this regard.

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Re: Ruger No. 1 questions

Post by zebra55 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:27 pm

if it has a steel butt plate does it also have gold inlay on the side engraving

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Re: Ruger No. 1 questions

Post by jims » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:54 pm

Yes. Sorry about the delay in responding.

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Re: Ruger No. 1 questions

Post by zebra55 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:33 pm

It appears that you have a grade I and it would be a shame to alter that rifle...if you want to have one with a butt pad and in the same similar configuration, it would be best to do it with a grade II...if you are interested I have a grade II unfired that I would be willing to negotiate a deal if you want to part with the Grade I..

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Re: Ruger No. 1 questions

Post by jims » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:42 pm

I appreciate the offer but will decline. It indeed is the 1 of a 100 grade 1 Lyman Centennial model with their scope, built in 1978 to commemorate 100 years of Lyman.
I too would not alter it except it has already been shot and got separated from its presentation box. I would like to find one of those.
Now I have heard Bill Ruger did not like hearing his rifles were collected, he felt they should be shot.

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Re: Ruger No. 1 questions

Post by zebra55 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:18 pm

I would be willing to buy it out right before you alter it.....

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Re: Ruger No. 1 questions

Post by jims » Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:25 am

I have decided as suggested just to keep it the way it came from the factory/Ruger/Lyman. Thanks

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Re: Ruger No. 1 questions

Post by zebra55 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:49 pm

let me know if you ever want to part with it :D

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Re: Ruger No. 1 questions

Post by zebra55 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:56 pm

just snagged my own Lyman centennial grade I :) :lol: :D

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Ruger No 1 questions

Post by gexy.alfredgexy » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:28 pm

Congratulations. I predict you will enjoy the Ruger but you knew that already, didnt you?.

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