Ruger No. 1 Single Shot Rifle .243 Winchester Falling Block Rifle 1992

SOLD FOR: $1,280

Make: Sturm Ruger

Model: No. 1 Single Shot Rifle

Serial Number: 132-90006

Year of Manufacture: 1992 (

Caliber: .243 Winchester

Action Type: Single Shot Breech Loading, Falling Block, Lever actuated

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “.243 WIN.” with a PR Proof.  The bottom of the receiver is marked “132-90006”. The top of the receiver is marked “RUGER No.1”.

Barrel Length: 22”

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a beaded blade pinned to a raised base banded around the barrel at the muzzle. The rear sight is a flip up invertible u-square notch sight with white diamond reference below the notch and adjustable for elevation and windage. The receiver is milled for Ruger Scope Mounts (not included).

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The two piece stocks are checkered wood with capped semi-pistol grip, fluted straight comb, 2 sling studs, and rubber buttpad.  There are no chips or cracks.  The LOP measures 13.75″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad.  The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.There is little to no handling wear on the checkering.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is very minor erosion in the grooves.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows very minor operation wear on the falling block.  Other than that this rifle is pristine. The markings are clear.  Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics:  The action functions correctly. The lever lockup is strong. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements. Tang Safety.  Lever must be extended, safety then moved back.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with its factory box and owner’s manual.

Our Assessment:  The Ruger No. 1 is a distinctive and classic single-shot rifle, renowned for its simplicity, elegance, and precision. Chambered in .243 Winchester, this model combines the inherent accuracy of the Ruger No. 1 platform with the versatility and performance of the .243 Winchester caliber, making it an excellent choice for hunters and target shooters alike.

The .243 Winchester cartridge is favored for its flat trajectory, moderate recoil, and effectiveness on medium-sized game, such as deer and wild boar, as well as for varmint hunting. It’s also popular among target shooters for its accuracy at long distances. When paired with the Ruger No. 1, which is known for its strong, robust action and potential for high accuracy, the .243 Winchester cartridge becomes even more capable, providing shooters with a powerful and precise shooting tool.

The Ruger No. 1 features a falling-block action, which contributes to the rifle’s streamlined profile and simplicity. This action type is noted for its strength and reliability, capable of handling high-pressure cartridges with ease. The design of the Ruger No. 1 is both traditional and functional, with a richly finished American walnut stock that offers a timeless appeal, combined with modern manufacturing techniques to ensure consistent performance.

One of the unique aspects of the Ruger No. 1 is its adaptability to various optics, thanks to the easily accessible mounting system, allowing shooters to equip the rifle with scopes to match their specific needs and preferences. Additionally, the rifle’s single-shot mechanism encourages deliberate, thoughtful shooting, making each shot count, which is an appealing aspect for many marksmen.

Overall, the Ruger No. 1 in .243 Winchester is a remarkable combination of classic design, modern precision, and versatile caliber selection. It’s a rifle that appeals to those who appreciate the art of shooting, whether for sport, competition, or hunting, offering a unique shooting experience that is both challenging and rewarding. Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Ruger No. 1 Single Shot Rifle .243 Winchester Falling Block Rifle 1992
Ruger No. 1 Single Shot Rifle .243 Winchester Falling Block Rifle 1992