1A 7x57 Special run? not a Boddington

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jmfc606

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OK, Here is what I got. A 1A in 7x57 serial number 134-200XX. The gun came with Circassian type walnut, blued finish not matte, and regular sights not the express type. The gun is NIB and there are no markings on the box regarding the wood. I have a few other Rugers with the Circassian and when you sit the guns next to each other you know they all have the same wood. It's not as figured as my 1S anniversary but it's close. Has anybody heard of anymore of these? The dealer I got it from didn't know what it was and just called it "highgrade wood". If anybody has any info I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
 

El Numero Uno

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jmfc606,
This is the serial# range when the last of the Lipsey's Exclusives, the AH in .25-06, were put together, nearly all having Circassian. Also the same range as a few of the .30-06 Centennials which had Circassian. All those I have, had had a yellow pencil "cir" in the forearm channel.
I think you should consider yourself very fortunate!!
 

El Numero Uno

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I think Chad is a better keeper and compiler of serial#'s than I am. I think he would like to have it for his records.
BTW, none of the Circassian on any of these, including the Boddington African series, is a match for the 50th Anniversary .45-70's.
 

chet15

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Yes, send me a PM on the sn of your circassian 7x57 so I can get it in this reference revision.
Going to print today or tomorrow, FINALLY!!!!
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What about a 1H 450-400NE? Not a Bodington, No express sights but has a matte finish with circassian wood on it also. Looks like a small overun?
 
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El Numero Uno

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This .450/400 was one of 70 made(per Lipsey's) and sold exclusively through Lipsey's. It had Circassian walnut, matte finish and regular serial numbers. Had regular Ruger rings; chet15 has said some had the Express sight(a la Boddington).
The 2 I had were regular sights.
 

woodpuppy

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salt H2O, just let me know if you decide you don't want that! whew she's a beaut!

Dave
 

Rocdoc

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Speaking of the Boddington editions, here's a whole set available...is this a low/high/just right price?:

http://snakeriverarms.com/product_detail.php?proid=10318&catid=3
 
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