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Old 12-08-2012, 08:24 AM
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Ruger#1 GONE ??


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Alot of talk on the web about #1 being Discontinue is this true? if so, [ A sad day! Look out for the first day of Winter ]
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First I've heard of that. I'd think Ruger has a gold mine there with almost a cult following.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:09 PM
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First I've heard of that. I'd think Ruger has a gold mine there with almost a cult following.
Production costs are surely high on this model, and single shot rifles are not as "sexy" as black rifles and everything "tactical".

I too have not heard this, but nothing would surprise me anymore.
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As Monty says, this is one of Ruger's flagship rifles and I would doubt seriously they would discontinue its manufacture.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:15 PM
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Most factories do not manufacture "all-models-all-the-time". Many times a factory will cease production of one firearm while they produce a different model. The market following the recent elections may be influencing the production of some models.

The internet being what it is, one person may have used the word "discontinued" and the rumors start and soon become "fact" as they are regurgitated from site to site.

The rifle is still listed on the factory website. The SHOT Show is coming up soon and the product line will be displayed.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:18 PM
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Take a look at the 2012 Ruger catalog.
Offerings are way down. They did drop the 1B with the 26 inch barrel and no sights.
The 1A, 1S, 1H, 1V and 1RSI are still there, but caliber selection is down by 25% per model.
Lipsey's and Davidson's both still have other models made and that is how I got my 1A in .257 Bob.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:04 PM
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Take a look at the 2012 Ruger catalog.
Offerings are way down. They did drop the 1B with the 26 inch barrel and no sights.
The 1A, 1S, 1H, 1V and 1RSI are still there, but caliber selection is down by 25% per model.
Lipsey's and Davidson's both still have other models made and that is how I got my 1A in .257 Bob.
Exactly my point. I love the Ruger #1, but it is a niche product in today's gun buying market. I realize this hurts #1 fans' feelings, but it is what it is. I suspect I had better step up my pursuit of a couple of these that I want badly.
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There are a lot of ruger products that have been dropped in the rifle and shotgun lines and even some of the pistol lines. Just a sign of the times. As for the Ruger no 1, the 1B model seems to have been dropped and I can not figure why when it seems other of the ruger no 1 line may have been more appropriate to drop. Just a sign of the times with the economy being what it is though.
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Ruger posted many of the changes to their line-up on their site. The No. 1's are limited to a single chambering in each style. Calibers offered are the 222 in the Light Sporter, 375 H & H in the Tropical, 45-70 in the Medium Sporter, 7 x 57 in the full length International, and the 6.5-284 in the Varminter. That's all they show in No. ! rifles for 2013.
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Sounds like they're just trimming some fat, like most other businesses in these lean times...
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Concur, just dropping models that don't sale well.CD
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They are likely sidelining small runs on calibers/cartridges, to free up equipment, to catch up on orders on other products. They had stopped taking new orders altogether, for a while in 2012, the backlog got too big on them.
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Wow.

Not good hearing they've cut production like that on the Number 1. Stupid bean counters.
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Ruger posted many of the changes to their line-up on their site. The No. 1's are limited to a single chambering in each style. Calibers offered are the 222 in the Light Sporter, 375 H & H in the Tropical, 45-70 in the Medium Sporter, 7 x 57 in the full length International, and the 6.5-284 in the Varminter. That's all they show in No. ! rifles for 2013.
Possibly they are just clearing out excess stock...slow movers. I could see the .45/70 being popular but perhaps more so in the Light Sporter.

May just be focused on their ARs for the time being. I sure hope the No.1 will be back in full force eventually.
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I read that even last year, Ruger had over $1 million in backorders. If I was in their shoes, I would certainly be focusing on the fast sellers and reducing backlog. I don't know if they will stop making the No 1s, though. I do know I should have picked up the 26" inch 45-70 the LGS had on the shelf.

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Id love a Hornet and lots of guys would like a 22LR in #1..
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I'd consider buying one if they'd bring back the "1885 style lever" and offer them with longer octagon barrels. Otherwise, I just can't get around to accepting the "Euro look" they have now.
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I'd consider buying one if they'd bring back the "1885 style lever" and offer them with longer octagon barrels. Otherwise, I just can't get around to accepting the "Euro look" they have now.
You mean the Number 3 lever I'm sure, and as for an octagon, custom work there. Find a Number 3 and rebarrel.
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You mean the Number 3 lever I'm sure, and as for an octagon, custom work there. Find a Number 3 and rebarrel.
Nope, Bought a Sharps instead of a Ruger. If Ruger doesn't want to make what I want, then I'm not going to buy what they do make, if it's not to my liking. Love their SBH's. They DID make one of those of my design after I shipped them mine to have some work done several years ago. (5.5" bbl Bisley 44 mag) So, it is in them to give the customer what they're looking for, maybe they'll read this thread and have an idea pop into someone's head there that's in charge of the product lineup.
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