Sturm Ruger No. 1 RSI Single Shot 30-06 Falling Block Hunting Rifle 1989

SOLD FOR: $1501.94

WOA#: WY230427ES005

Make: Sturm Ruger

Model: No. 1 Single Shot Rifle

Serial Number: 132-78362

Year of Manufacture: 1989 (

Caliber: 30-06 Springfield

Action Type: Single Shot Breech Loading, Falling Block

Markings: The left side of the chamber is marked, “30-06 SPRG”.  The top of the barrel is marked, “STURM, RUGER & CO. INC., SOUTHPORT, CONN. U.S.A.”. The bottom of the receiver is marked, “132-78362”.  There is a circled PR proof mark on the left side of the chamber.  The top of the receiver is marked, “RUGER No. 1”.

Barrel Length: 20”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade screwed to an elevated ramp fixed to the barrel via a barrel band. The rear sight is an adjustable flip up open u-notch with a white diamond underneath the notch. The receiver is dovetailed for factory scope rings.   This rifle comes with its factory Scope rings attached.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stock is a two piece checkered RSI International or Mannlicher with traditional capped pistol grip, straight comb, sling stud in the bottom of the buttstock, Sling bar swivel past the midlength of the forend, and red-orange Ruger Buttpad.   The LOP measures 13.5″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. There are some light shallow compression marks on the buttstock and particularly on the right side of the forend nearest the receiver.  The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is no erosion.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The screw heads are undamaged sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition. There is some wear on the receiver from the tang safety operation.  There is some minor finish loss on the left side of the trigger.

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.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with a vintage sears leather rifle case in Excellent condition.

Our Assessment:  The Ruger No.1 is a single-shot rifle designed and produced by Sturm, Ruger & Co. The rifle was first introduced in 1966 and has since become a classic among firearms enthusiasts.

The Ruger No.1 was designed by William B. Ruger, the founder of the company, who wanted to create a high-quality, single-shot rifle that would appeal to hunters and shooters who appreciated traditional craftsmanship and design.

The rifle features a falling-block action, which is similar to the action used in classic single-shot rifles of the 19th century. The falling-block design provides a strong and reliable lockup for consistent accuracy, and it also allows for a shorter receiver, making the rifle more compact and lightweight.

Over the years, the Ruger No.1 has been produced in a wide variety of calibers, from small varmint cartridges to large big-game rounds. The rifle has also been produced in many different configurations, including versions with heavy barrels, full-length stocks, and special finishes.  This particular No.1 is a rare RSI model with its gorgeous and equally iconic Mannlicher or International Stock.

Today, the Ruger No.1 remains a popular choice among hunters and shooters who appreciate the classic styling and precision performance of a single-shot rifle. Whether you’re looking for a high-quality hunting rifle or a collector’s piece, the Ruger No.1 is a firearm that’s sure to impress.

Sturm Ruger No. 1 RSI Single Shot 30-06 Falling Block Hunting Rifle 1989
Sturm Ruger No. 1 RSI Single Shot 30-06 Falling Block Hunting Rifle 1989