- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Blacksmith Corp; 1st edition (July 1983)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0941540065
- ISBN-13: 978-0941540063
- Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.6 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,679,741 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ruger No. 1 Rifle Hardcover – July, 1983
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Top Customer Reviews
The 2007 printing is on low-grade trade paper, the type you would find in an old Gun Digest from the 1980s. The cover is a very thin softbond. Overall it is 1-step above a monthly ,magazine in quality.
Although it is a 2007 printing, the data stops at 1996 - that is the last production year addressed. I have no idea why they didn't go up to 2005 or 2006.
Many reprints of advertisements, gun cleaning, parts lists, etc. are included. However, the print is very small and slightly fuzzy. It is possible, but extremely difficult for a senior citizen to read.
As another reviewer mentioned, the info is scattered throughout the book. I have interest in the No.1-RSI and the little info on this model is sprinkled in the different chapters.
The book is heavy on photo's but no commentary on the photo's. For example, there are 20 color prints in the center of the book which seems to be the highlight of the book. But there is NO commentary on any of the rifles. Not the caliber, nor the model nomenclature, year or decade made, what sights it has. Just pretty pictures to look at.
The book is also heavy on custom No. 1s, you'll see photo after photo of engraved No.1s without data to accompany them.
I would have preferred a chapter dedicated to each major model of the No.1, a chapter dedicated to calibers of No.1, a chapter dedicated to limited editions No.1.,a chapter to hunting the No.1, a chapter to bench shooting the No.1, and of course the history of the gun getting started
It is an OK book but this is no masterpiece 5-star book. The USA needs another author to take a shot at capturing the great Ruger No. 1.
This book is the reference standard-guide for persons that are interested in Ruger #1's. This book is written in a primarily historical style in stead of being written in functionally descriptive manner.
The details in chapter 2 about the design leave little doubt that the #1 is the finest production falling-block rifle ever. This chapter is enough to make most anyone realize that they should have at least one example of a #1 in their collection of rifles.
This book lacks a useful index to help one find specific things that you might wish to look up; for example if you wanted to locate "RSI" information you would need to apply trial and error, or some educated guesses if you were to locate any useful information.
This book also has very little organized information on how to customize these rifles for specific tasks. So one would need to infer from the text what it takes modify an extractor if you were re-chambering or re-barreling the rifle for another cartridge. No mention of the aftermarket triggers systems is included. Additionally the reader is left to guess or assume that the barrels are all rifled in the industry-standard rifling twists. As such that one would not know if a factory rifle in .223 Remington would stabilize an 70-80 grain target bullet or only 45-62 grain bullets. The book makes no reference to the types of rifling and the number of lands & grooves which were found in the production barrels. But it does explain in great detail the genius of the firing pin system which can be dry fired almost infinitely without doing any damage.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the best books on the classic Ruger No.1. If you own a No.1 then you need to get this book.Published 5 months ago by Robert Wilson
The history and information is terrific. A must have for any Ruger ownerPublished 5 months ago by Bobs
A very good education on the history of the # 1. I would to see it updated with more current production run information.Published 12 months ago by William Yarberry