Sturm Ruger No. 1 Varmint Single Shot .22-250 Rem Falling Block Rifle 1982

SOLD FOR: $1,300

WOA#: WY240303JP014

Make: Sturm Ruger

Model: No. 1 Single Shot Rifle

Serial Number: 132-54653

Year of Manufacture: 1982 (

Caliber: .22-250 Remington

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

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “.22-250” with a PR Proof.  The bottom of the receiver is marked “132-54653”. The top of the receiver is marked “RUGER No.1”.  The top of the barrel is marked with a Ruger Two Line Warning Address.

Barrel Length: 24” Bull Barrel with Target Crown

Sights / Optics:  The top of the barrel is mounted with a Weaver T-10 Riflescope with Duplex Crosshair Reticle. The sight picture is clear.  The scope rates in Excellent condition.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The two piece stocks are checkered wood with capped semi-pistol grip, fluted straight comb, 2 sling studs, and rubber Ruger 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 light handling wear on the checkering. There are no chips or cracks.

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 attached scope as mentioned above.

Our Assessment:  The Ruger No. 1 Varmint in .22-250 is a highly respected single-shot rifle, celebrated for its precision and robust design. Ruger, known for its quality craftsmanship, has designed the No. 1 series to cater to the needs of serious shooters and hunters who demand accuracy and reliability.

The .22-250 caliber is renowned for its high velocity and flat trajectory, making it an ideal choice for varmint and small game hunting, where accuracy over long distances is crucial. The Ruger No. 1 Varmint model features a heavy barrel that helps stabilize the rifle during shooting, reducing recoil and enhancing precision, which is essential for targeting small and fast-moving animals.

This rifle is equipped with a Weaver T-10 scope, a classic choice among shooters for its reliability and clear optics. The T-10 model provides a fixed 10x magnification, which is perfect for varmint hunting at longer ranges, offering a detailed view of distant targets. The combination of the Ruger No. 1’s sturdy, single-shot action and the precision optics of the Weaver T-10 allows for exceptional shot placement and consistency.

The stock of the Ruger No. 1 Varmint is typically made from high-quality wood, giving it a traditional look and feel, while also providing a solid and comfortable grip. The overall build of the rifle is both elegant and functional, with a falling block action that is known for its simplicity and strength, reducing mechanical failures and ensuring longevity.

Overall, the Ruger No. 1 Varmint .22-250 with a Weaver T-10 Scope is a top-tier setup for any hunter or target shooter looking for a high-performance rifle capable of delivering precise shots in challenging scenarios. Its combination of powerful caliber, precision engineering, and high-quality optics makes it a formidable tool for long-range shooting.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.