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The Ruger # 1 Rifle 416 Rigby Tropical Version / Good to have around if T REx shows up!

Ruger No. 1-H Tropical Rifle, Falling Block, Blue, 24” - Single Shot Rifle, MFD 1997 - Picture 7
Ruger No. 1-H Tropical Rifle, Falling Block, Blue, 24” - Single Shot Rifle, MFD 1997 - Picture 8

Ruger No. 1
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Ruger No. 1 rifle (with underlever down to open action)
Type Falling Block Rifle
Place of origin United States
Production history
Designer Bill Ruger
Designed 1966
Manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
Unit cost $1299[1]
Produced 1967 – present[2]
Variants Standard, Varmiter, Light Sporter, International, Tropical, Medium Sporter.
Weight 7 pounds (3.2 kg)[1]
Length 36.5–42.5 inches (93–108 cm)[1]
Barrel length 20–28 inches (51–71 cm)[1]

Cartridge Various (see article)
Action Farquharson-Style Hammerless falling block
Sights none, or open sights

Sturm Ruger Ni. 1 falling block action

The Ruger No. 1 is a single-shot rifle, with Farquharson-styleinternal hammer falling block action, manufactured by Sturm, Ruger. It was introduced in 1967.[3] An underlever lowers the block allowing loading and cocks the rifle. Lenard Brownell, commenting on his work at Ruger, said of the No. 1: “There was never any question about the strength of the action. I remember, in testing it, how much trouble I had trying to tear it up. In fact, I never did manage to blow one apart.”[4]
A shotgun-style tang safety works on the hammer and sear. Available with an Alexander-Henry, Beavertail, or Mannlicher style forearm in a multitude of calibers.

Available cartridges[edit]

Over the years, the No. 1 has been chambered in several different cartridges, among them .204 Ruger.22 Hornet.218 Bee.222 Remington.223 Remington.22 PPC.22-250 Remington.220 Swift6mm PPC6 mm Remington6.5 Creedmoor.243 Winchester.257 Roberts.25-06 Remington.264 Winchester Magnum.270 Winchester.270 Weatherby Magnum6.5mm Remington6.5×55mm6.5×284 Norma7×57mm7mm-08.280 Remington7 mm Remington Magnum7mm STW7.62x39mm.308 Winchester.30-30 Winchester.30-40 Krag.30-06 Springfield.303 British.300 Winchester Magnum.300 H&H Magnum.300 Weatherby Magnum.338 Winchester Magnum.357 Magnum.375 H&H Magnum.375 Ruger.38-55 Winchester.404 Jeffery.405 Winchester.416 Remington Magnum.416 Ruger.416 Rigby.45-70 Government.460 S&W Magnum.458 Winchester Magnum.458 Lott9.3×74mmR and .450/400 Nitro Express

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