Lipsey's Exclusive 1-A in 275 Rigby

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Does anyone know about the prospects for this listing on the Ruger site? I've asked the Ruger Customer Service desk and at Lipsey's multiple times over the last several months - but always get the brush-off that no one knows. Someone must know something or they would remover the listing. I want one of these. Anyone else?
 

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From what I know, my FFL gave one to his grandson for high school graduation when they came out, grand son has since graduated college a year ago I think, and is now a USMC officer. I understand that new production on these has dried up long ago. Hope I am wrong, I would like to get one if they ever resume
 

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Rocdoc is correct, production has long since dried up. Lipsey's lists many products that I doubt that we'll ever see again, especially #1's. As one of their dealers, they probably list more items they don't have than the ones they do have. Right now, any rifle that does not have a black, OD, FDE, or camo pattern stock is going to be hard to find. I managed to find a Mossberg Patriot with a walnut stock for one of my clients, but it took some doing. Bob!
 

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If you want one you are going to have to look for one - always look at Gunbroker or put you own ad up on Gunbroker and other sites.
 
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I'm resurrecting this thread because I'm still interested in the subject No. 1. It is also still listed on the Ruger website. (The PC Carbine in 40 S&W was recently dropped from there, so they try to keep the website current.) I'm thinking with the annual SHOT show coming up, someone here might be able to attend and ask Ruger what is happening with No. 1 production.

That aside, some months ago I did find a nice 1A in 7x57. To sweeten me to the buy, it is a 200th​ Year gun. Have not shot it yet – winter in Wyoming and all; I'll wait until spring. Even so, it's a new favorite. (Picture, attached.)

This is my first gun in this caliber so I looked for some ammo. Pickings are slim at best. All the local gun shops laughed when I asked what they had in 7x57. So, I bought some online – some Privi, Federal, Remington. All 140 stuff, but I did find a Federal in 175gr. With the Ruger having a 1:8.75 twist, the 175gr should do pretty well.

I've also picked up the Redding FL die and seater. Been reading to find out what the favorite powders and bullets are. Seems Win760, Reloder 16/17, and IMR 4350 are some favorites. We had some Win760 locally. Bullets? I have some ELD-X 150gr I've used in the 7RM, so I'll start there.

As this 1A is my first "vintage" No. 1, I'd love to hear about differences from the "modern" (recent production) No. 1s. For example, I understand that the checkering used to be hand cut. True on this one? When did they go to machine "engraving".

Also, I found it curious that in Clayton's book, in the table in the back, he did not list the 7x57 for 1976, but does make reference to 7x57 in 200th​ Year Rifles in Chapter 9. What is the story behind that?

Sorry to have rambled on so long. I probably should have started a new thread with my questions, but we'll see what comes from this.
 

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I also have a Liberty 1A 7x57. While this is my second one, it has much better wood than the first one (which was the first No. 1 I ever owned!)
These rifles were not cataloged in 1976. That didn't happen until 1977.
They have notoriously long throats, so do best with heavier/longer bullets.
 

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Looks like the 275 was offered in 2016 - From NumeroUno's site - http://www.classicsportingarms.com/ruger-no-1-rifles-for-sale/
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"For 2015, Lipsey's LLC will be the Exclusive distributor for the Ruger No.1 rifle. I feel this will be a good thing, as Lipsey's has been a leader for several years in their own Ruger No.1 Exclusives. They know what Customers and Shooters want and will work diligently to get some No.1's made that appeal to shooters and hunters . "

2016 Ruger No.1 Lineup Announced!
The six new Ruger No. 1 model configurations for 2016 are as follows:
1B Sporter chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor with 28" barrel, blued with walnut furniture.
1S Sporter chambered in 35 Whelen with 24" barrel, blued with walnut furniture.
1S Sporter chambered in 44 Magnum with 20" barrel, blued with walnut furniture.
1V Varmint chambered in .243 Win with 26" barrel, blued with walnut furniture and 1-in-7.7" twist.
K1RSI International chambered in .308 Win 20" barrel, stainless with walnut furniture.
1A Light Sporter chambered in .275 Rigby with 24" barrel, blued with walnut furniture and express sights.

I have the Creedmoor, Whelen and 1V in 243 available now at $1750 + shipping. The 275 Rigby's are very limited and are sold out. The 308 Stainless are all gone. I now have some of the 44 Magnums; they are $1750 + shipping.
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I have a NIB 7x57 I got from GTXMONTE. It had been one of his dad's. It's still unfired but I bought dies and brass just in case.
 

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