Sturm Ruger No. 1 Single Shot Rifle .500 S&W With Gary Reeder Engraving

SOLD FOR: $3,025

WOA#: WY240210TM018

Make: Sturm Ruger

Model: No. 1 Single Shot Rifle

Serial Number: 134-22786

Year of Manufacture: 2007

Caliber: .500 S&W

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

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked, “.500 S&W”.  . The bottom of the receiver is marked, “134-22786”.   The top of the receiver is marked, “RUGER No. 1”.  The rubber buttpad has the Ruger Logo. The left side of the receiver is marked with  “Gary Reeder Big 5 Classic”.  There is custom engraving on the receiver and the barrel.

Barrel Length: Approximately 24”.

Sights / Optics: The top of the receiver has a rail with scope ring provision.  It is aslo drilled and tapped for optic mounting.  It has a fixed fiber optic front sight and flip up, rectangular U notched rear sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stocks are two piece smooth gray laminate wood with traditional capped pistol grip, straight comb, sling stud in the bottom of the buttstock and belly, and rubber buttpad.  There is no visible handling wear.  There are no chips or cracks.  The LOP measures 14″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Stainless

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.  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.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with its factory box and Owners Manual. Scope rings, cable lock, dummy round and take down tools.

Our Assessment:  The Ruger No.1 Single Shot Rifle is a classic American firearm that was first introduced by Sturm, Ruger & Co. in 1966. The rifle was designed by William B. Ruger, the founder of the company, and was intended to be a modern version of the classic single-shot rifles that were popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Ruger No.1 is a break-action rifle that features a falling-block design, in which the breechblock is hinged at the front and falls downward to expose the chamber for loading and unloading. The rifle is available in a wide variety of calibers and configurations, and is known for its accuracy, reliability, and simplicity of design.

The No.1 has undergone several changes and updates over the years, including the addition of a tang safety in 1978 and a new hammer design in 1983. Ruger has also introduced several special editions and commemorative models of the No.1 over the years, including the 100th Anniversary Edition of the rifle chambered in .30-06, which was released in 2006.

Today, the Ruger No.1 remains a popular choice among hunters, target shooters, and collectors who appreciate its classic design and reputation for quality and reliability.  This updated No.1 Rifle is chambered in the classic .500 S&W which has been a favorite cartridge for decades.  It comes in its original factory box and is in Excellent near mint condition which makes it a collectors piece worth fighting for!  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! C.J.

Sturm Ruger No. 1 Single Shot Rifle .500 S&W With Gary Reeder Engraving
Sturm Ruger No. 1 Single Shot Rifle .500 S&W With Gary Reeder Engraving