Ruger Celebrates 75th Anniversary with a Limited Production Engraved No. 1

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posted on July 9, 2024
Ruger No. 1 75Th Anniversary Lede

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. is proud to celebrate its 75th year as an American firearms manufacturer in 2024. To commemorate this milestone, the company is releasing a very special edition of one of America’s most iconic firearms—the Ruger No. 1.

Only 75 of these rifles have been built and each is engraved "1 of 75" on the bottom of the receiver. A special serial number (R75-401 through R75-475) was created just for these rifles.

Ruger No. 1 75th Anniversary

"This rifle not only commemorates a significant milestone in the Company's history, but it is a testament to the dedicated craftsmen and women working to preserve Bill Ruger's legacy," said Chris Killoy, president and CEO of Ruger Firearms. "This beautifully crafted rifle is truly a work of art."

Ruger No. 1 75th Anniversary

Introduced in 1967, the single-shot No. 1 is an American classic designed by Bill Ruger himself. It has a hammerless falling-block action designed for both strength and beauty. The strength of this action has made the rifle a favorite for years among big-game hunters, particularly those who hunt Africa as it can handle the beefy chamberings necessary for success on the continent. The gun's inherent accuracy is also legendary. This diamond anniversary edition of the No. 1 rifle is handsomely adorned with attractive scrollwork engraving that accentuates the gold and silver Ruger Eagle and 75th anniversary emblem.

Ruger No. 1 75th Anniversary

This commemorative Ruger No. 1 is chambered in classic .270 Winchester and features a 22-inch barrel with express sights and integral scope mounts machined directly on the solid steel quarter rib. High-grade American walnut compliments the beauty and elegance of the receiver and barrel, with finely cut checkering on the grip and fore-end to aid purchase in the field.

Ruger No. 1 75th Anniversary

For more information on the Ruger No. 1 or to learn more about the whole line of Ruger firearms—from bolt-actions, to revolvers, to semi-automatic pistols, to AR-15s—visit ruger.comMSRP: $7500

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