130 prefix 1-S joins the stable

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I finally filled a niche in my #1 modest collection. I have been looking for a non prefix 1-S in a caliber I don't already have in other configurations.

Today I picked up a 130 prefix Medium Sporter in 300 Win Mag. I may be wrong, but it appears to have a first generation checkering configuration on the pistol grip.

According to the RENE guide, the highest known Mershon recoil pad was SN 130-03860. This has the Mershon pad and is SN 130-05016.

Anyway, whatever the nuiances are, it is still my first 1-S. Paid over $700 for it, but I wanted it. 8) Nice wood too! :D

A few quick pix........

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Dave :wink:
 

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Well, that didn't take long! Absolutely beautiful! That extra moolah burned a hole in your pocket in record time. :wink:

I'm not into rifles, but Ruger #1's to me are the most beautiful rifles Ruger ever made. Very nice find and congrats!
 
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Cholo":oepewwz6 said:
Well, that didn't take long! Absolutely beautiful! That extra moolah burned a hole in your pocket in record time. :wink:

I'm not into rifles, but Ruger #1's to me are the most beautiful rifles Ruger ever made. Very nice find and congrats!

What's funny is that was payed for by a sale........still got the moolah! 8)

Dave
 
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Sam Johnson":2b2fwrqo said:
Dave, That is a very pretty rifle. Now we need a range report.
Did you find it at the Portland show this past weekend?

No Sam, in a local gun shop. They just put it out on consignment Monday. Haven't been to that shop in awhile. Will have to be a more frequent visitor, I guess! :D

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That is a very good grab, and the price was certainly right. As most of us #1 loonies know, they did not use recievers in serial number order, so it's possible that this was put together before one with a lower serial number. You should call Ruger and get the production and shipping dates to be sure. At any rate, this is a dandy rifle and I'm jealous. I hope I can find an early 1S at that price in the near future.
Now if it had been a non-prefix gun with the right forend checkering pattern, then it would be an even greater find - as in needle in a haystack.
Happy Thanksgiving.
 
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An additional note. I removed the forend and the date stamped inside is Jan 3 1971, so it probably was assembled a little earlier than thought. By the DOM list in RENE, it should be late 1973. I'll call Ruger and get the specifics.

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Dave, Very nice rifle and quite rare. According to Joe Clayton, author of the Ruger No.1 book any 7 Mag or 300 Win Mag under 130-15000 is quite rare, a 10 by his rarity scale. I have No.1-S 7 Mag sn 130-00900 shipped July 2, 1970.
 
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