Ruger #1 200th Anniversary 243 Value

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fixie2work1

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I have a Ruger #1 in my gun cabinet that I just look at. Bought it years ago because I like the look. Comes with a Leupold M8 6x scope. Gun never fired. Just trying to find out approx value.
And not being very computer savy, if I could figure out how to post pictures would be a great help

Thanks
 

mcknight77

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The short answer is that the 200th Year designation doesn't add much to its value.

Other factors like model (1A or 1B), wood, conditions, box will have more impact.

Really need to see pictures to make a reasonable eval.

With the scope it should fall in the $650 to $1000 range. With good wood and the box it will be in the high end of the range.

JMHO.
 

BlkHawk73

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Yup, it's not really any different than the '76 made bicentennial marked guns. Figure the gun itself...$650-$750 and add 1/2 -3/4 the cost of the scope on top of that.
I do need to add that a #1A in .243 is on my gotta get list. To me that's just a nice combo. LOVE those #1's. :)
 

gatling

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I bought a Ruger No. 1 .243, Alex Henry forend, with the 200th Year inscription at auction about 2 1/2 years ago, and I paid $675 (with a scope) for it. The 200th year guns are bringing a slight premium on the major gun boards. I just purchased a No. 1 with the 200th year inscription in 7x57, one of the more rare calibers in 1976, and I happily paid $1195. Last year, I bought a .458 with the 200th year inscription and I paid, I think, $950. A lot depends on the caliber (how rare), the wood, and the condition. The .243 is a very, very nice caliber and the No. 1 is the most elegant rifle in the world (in my opinion), but the caliber is one of the more common ones made that year.
 

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