Ruger No. 1 tang length change?

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gewehrfreund

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Is anyone aware of a change in tang length for the Number One at some point?
I have a very nice XXX factory stock, unaltered, that comes up about 1/16"-1/8" short in the tang inletting when I try to put it on any of my other Number Ones.
This stock came on a rifle I bought some time back, but I neglected to note the serial number, etc. :oops: but it fit that rifle as it should. I've never had this problem in 40+ years of messing around with these rifles; very confusing and frustrating.
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RSIno1

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Is XXX a serial number or wood quality? Early guns possibly had variations in tang length that required more hand inletting of stocks.
 

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The XXX refers to the wood figure. This is a post 1977 stock and given the finish, checkering quality, etc. I'd guess it was a lot later than that (1990s to early 2000s).
 

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They did change the tang at some point, Cant recall just when. T he tang is longer on newer rifles.
 

gewehrfreund

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rowdy1972 said:
They did change the tang at some point, Cant recall just when. T he tang is longer on newer rifles.

OK thanks. That makes some sense, as I'm pretty sure I got this stock on an early uncatalogued 1B 222 (130-prefix). Not the best picture. :roll:
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gewehrfreund

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rowdy1972 said:
That 222 is a rare one!!!!

I know. :) I was lucky stumble onto it. It had the wrong wood on it and 24X Tasco target scope.
I was able to find the correct wood and add it to my collection of 222s, (mostly Ruger single shots)
 

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