Ruger has never produced nor offered nor catalogued a #2. It is a term used for a #3 that has had Ruger #1 wood installed on it. To achieve this you must do it yourself or have your gunsmith do it. I found my #1 wood on gunbrokers.com for just under $300. I just removed the #3 wood and installed the #1 wood. Nothing else had to be done. I seriously doubt there has ever been a cult following of this modification. It is just something that a few people do if they have a #3 that shoots exceptionally well and they want to upgrade it. The finished product looks good and is a heck of a lot less costly that a custom stock and fore arm.
The term #2 has been tossed around in single shot circles since 1977 that I know of. And probably has been used longer than that. Most, if not all of the folks who are into the Ruger #1 and #3 rifles know exactly what the term #2 means.
At this point I am no longer offering this rifle for sale.
Dave (Bubba) Thornblom
Last edited by thornblom; 07-01-2012 at 06:30 AM.