Ruger #3 info

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savoyspecial1

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I saw this gun for sale and bought it. Guy I bought it from got it from a gun show a while back and didn’t know any details on it. It’s labeled ruger #3 chambered in 223. It has an octagon barrel and nice stock but I can’t find anywhere that they were made with an octagon barrel. I am assuming the stock was upgraded and the barrel has been replaced unless this is a special model. If anyone knows anything about the ruger #3’s please let me know and what you think the value of the gun is or if they made a special mode. Thank you
 

gewehrfreund

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That's pure aftermarket customization. Ruger never did any ocatgon barrels for the No. 3 or No. 1 that I am aware of. The buttstock is from a No.1 and the fore-end is a reworked No. 3 fore-end.
 

G2

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It appears to be a very nicely built custom. As other’s have mentioned, referred to as a No. 2 now.
Any mention of who’s barrel? You might want to pull off the forend and look at the bottom of the barrel for a makers mark.
You didn’t mention what you paid, but that probably does not matter if your happy.

Let us know how it shoots.

Congratulations!
 

savoyspecial1

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Thanks guys for the info, I will check for a makers mark. I paid $1100 for the gun along with 200 rounds of ammo and I just figured it was a good deal seeing that normal ones that were not as nice looking were selling for around the same
 

HAWKEYE#28

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I'd suggest you did quite well...........I have two mod'ed #3's........a 30-40 with #1B stocks and a 22 Hornet with front sight removed and #1A stocks...I like 'em!
 

Epoch

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Sharp looking rifle you have there! That octagon barrel is a good touch.
 

9mmTed

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Nice rifle. I have a No 3 in 223, and fell in love with the gun. I have desired a No 3 in 45-70 for a while now, and just made an online purchase yesterday. I should have it in hand in a week or so, but I'm really looking forward to handloading for it. I can see another No 3 in my future if a deal presents itself.
 

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