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Last Post 01 Jan 1900 12:00 AM by  Anonymous
Ruger #1 Non-Prefix Serial #
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dirtman2001
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22 Sep 2016 06:57 PM
    Hi everyone. Just wanted to show off the gem I picked up last year. S26M, non-prefix, serial #460. Shipped from the factory on 1/30/68. Chambered in .22-250. I bought it for $200 from the son of the original owner. I didn't know what a Ruger #1 was when I bought it, but I never pass anything up. It was stored in a padded hard case for most of it's life. The pics are from when I first brought it home, and there's still some fuzz from the case on it, but there isn't a blemish anywhere on the gun, and the bore is perfect. I gave it a nice cleaning and oiled the bore. I do have a question...The way I understand it, is that the first #1 that was released commercially, was #935. How would the average person been able to buy this gun? I've heard of something back then called the ""low serial number program"", in which you would subscribe, and would receive the same serial number on new models that came out. The way I read it, was that this covered serial numbers from 1 to 200 on new Ruger models back then. If that was true, who would have gotten the serial numbers from 201 to 934? Just wondering how this gentleman came into ownership of a low serial number like this. He was a bench rest shooter, and his son didn't know much about it. Just simple curiosity on my part. Thanks in advance for any comments/advice.
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    zebra55
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    23 Sep 2016 02:07 AM
    beautiful rifle
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    dirtman2001
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    23 Sep 2016 10:53 AM
    Some better pics. Aside from a little bit of oxidation on the little emblem under the grip, the rifle is pretty much flawless
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    zebra55
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    26 Sep 2016 01:50 AM
    If you need to know anything about no 1s, check with Lee Newton. You can get his email from his website...classic sorting arms
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    dirtman2001
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    26 Sep 2016 11:40 AM
    I contacted Lee about a year ago when I first got the rifle. He was a great help in telling me about the configuration, and the shipping date. He is indeed very knowledgeable about these rifles. In fact, he knew more about it than the guy at the factory when I called Ruger
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