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Old 03-23-2010, 11:40 AM
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NO. 1-A .303 ordered, peep sight?


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I placed an order for a .303 British No.1-A this morning. It will be awhile coming so I thought I would start to educate myself on sights. I owned a .375 Tropical years ago with a Williams FP receiver sight. The sight worked like a charm but the look was a bit cluttered.

One plan is to remove the quarter rib and that eliminates the sights locked to the rib.

A tang sight would be ideal but the safety button is a problem.

The XS Ghost Ring company lists a sight but I can't find a picture of it anywhere, any help?
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:42 PM
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I am SO envious! I had to cancel my order due to money problems.

I was thinking of a peep sight as well, but I havn't looked into it at all. Like you said --> they're a long time comin'.

Did Clay give you a timeline on the phone?
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:31 PM
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No timeline but he did say that Ruger has assigned a production number for the run. I looked on Ruger's site but it must be in the Ruger dealer area, couldn't find it. I think he said I was 37 on the retail list with some dealers already ordering as well. It will be a line item so if circumstances change at least there will be oppurtunities to buy. Where are you located?

I can't afford it either but a friend is buying my Marlin to cover the deposit.

Whoops, see your from Saskatoon. One quick word of thanks. It was your message attached to your threads that informed me. I was searching about Ruger #3's thinking how nice it would be to rebarrel one to .303. You can imagine my shock at your info!

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Old 03-24-2010, 09:59 AM
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Bob, have you looked at the New England Custom Guns peep? it clamps right on the quarter rib and is adjustable for windage and elevation. I bought one years ago to go on my #1H in .375 H&H and I really like it compared to the factory rear sight.
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:46 AM
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Yes I've looked at it and it is a posibility. I've posted on 3 sites and this sight is well regarded. It may not work for me.

One of my options is the removal of the quarter rib. I found a picture of a #1 with an express sight on the barrel without the quarter rib. It was a nice rifle. The #3 Rugers look nice as well without the quarter rib and iron sights

A tang sight might work but the safety button is an issue as well as case ejection. Lots to think about while I wait for the rifle..

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Old 03-24-2010, 03:55 PM
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No timeline but he did say that Ruger has assigned a production number for the run. I looked on Ruger's site but it must be in the Ruger dealer area, couldn't find it. I think he said I was 37 on the retail list with some dealers already ordering as well. It will be a line item so if circumstances change at least there will be oppurtunities to buy. Where are you located?

I can't afford it either but a friend is buying my Marlin to cover the deposit.

Whoops, see your from Saskatoon. One quick word of thanks. It was your message attached to your threads that informed me. I was searching about Ruger #3's thinking how nice it would be to rebarrel one to .303. You can imagine my shock at your info!
Your welcome. I'm glad I put it in there then! Congrats on your rifle, even if you can't afford it. :P

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Old 03-24-2010, 07:34 PM
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I live in Calgary.
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:45 AM
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Don't remove the quarter rib the No.1 looses that English look without it. If you want a peep sight you can replace the present leaf with a peep sight. However the best thing to do is a small variable scope.

Keep us informed as you work up loads for your No.1. I have shot heavy loaded .303's in a P14 Enfield. The P14 has a rather loose chamber in deference to the cordite used at the time. Cordite as you all know is very temperture sensitive. In a modern tight chamber you should be able to really make this old war horse into a stomper.
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Old 04-03-2010, 04:10 PM
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Sounds like a great rifle. I would have ordered one myself if it wasn't in stainless.
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:46 PM
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Since when were they stainless?
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Old 04-04-2010, 01:57 AM
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I don't think they are stainless. I will confirm this week just in case.
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Old 04-04-2010, 03:17 PM
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I was just told on CGN that the gun is not stainless, but it wasn't Clay that said so. I never thought they were stainless either. I'll wait on what the man himself has to say.
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:24 PM
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Clay emailed to say it is definately a standard blued No.1-A.
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:22 AM
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Clay emailed to say it is definately a standard blued No.1-A.
*phew* Thanks Bob. Any delivery date?
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:45 AM
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*phew* Thanks Bob. Any delivery date?
No delivery date. My wife saw the deposit on the card staement. Today I can wait! I don't expect anything until lat this year or early next from what I'm hearing.
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I'm also jealous of you! I certainly love the .303 British and would definately own one of these fine No. 1 rifles if I had the loot.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:53 PM
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I can tell you guys that Australia will have delivered 70 Ruger No.1A rifles in .303B. I beleive at last 45 have been pre-orderd with deposits paid.

As far as a Peep sight is concerned, I beleive NECG make a Peep that fits on the Ruger dovetail and also replacement front sight beads.

http://www.newenglandcustomgun.com/i....html~maindeal

NECG will export overseas though some companys can't despite the fact that Australia and Canada are allies of the US in their war against terror. (Rant over)

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Old 04-14-2010, 06:39 AM
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This chambering is hitting a nerve in the old Commonwealth. It is nice to see the interest in a fine old military cartridge.

I've heard lots of positives regarding the NECG sight.
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Old 04-18-2010, 02:24 PM
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Clay emailed to say it is definately a standard blued No.1-A.
Sorry for the misinformation. I thought I saw on the the other thread that it was going to be stainless. Guess I will have to look into one then.

Thanks again for clearing this up for me.
Is anyone ordering one here in the states?
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