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Last Post 01 Jan 1900 12:00 AM by  Anonymous
Ruger No. 1 questions
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jims
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12 Dec 2015 01:01 PM
    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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    zebra55
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    12 Jan 2016 03:27 AM
    if it has a steel butt plate does it also have gold inlay on the side engraving
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    jims
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    13 Jan 2016 02:54 AM
    Yes. Sorry about the delay in responding.
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    zebra55
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    14 Jan 2016 06:33 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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    jims
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    15 Jan 2016 03:42 AM
    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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    zebra55
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    19 Jan 2016 02:18 AM
    I would be willing to buy it out right before you alter it.....
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    jims
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    30 Apr 2016 12:25 PM
    I have decided as suggested just to keep it the way it came from the factory/Ruger/Lyman. Thanks
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    zebra55
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    30 Apr 2016 09:49 PM
    let me know if you ever want to part with it :D
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    zebra55
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    21 Jul 2016 01:56 AM
    just snagged my own Lyman centennial grade I :) :lol: :D
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    gexy.alfredgexy
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    18 Oct 2016 03:28 AM
    Congratulations. I predict you will enjoy the Ruger but you knew that already, didnt you?.
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    gexy.alfredgexy
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    19 Oct 2016 04:59 AM
    Congratulations. I predict you will enjoy the Ruger but you knew that already, didnt you?.
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