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Old 09-02-2013, 05:46 AM   #1
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Default Looking to buy a Ruger No. 1, as a project gun.

I am looking to buy a used Ruger No. 1 for a project gun. I am attending a Gunsmithing school and would like to restore a Ruger No. 1 action. I am willing to buy in any condition, AS LONG AS THE ACTION WORKS. That means if the stock in broken, no problem. If the barrel if worthless, no problem. As long as the action functions, I will consider buying it. Thank you.

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Old 09-02-2013, 07:02 AM   #2
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Good Luck. Going to Colorado School of Trades? Graduated in '99 myself. I would recommend you go introduce yourself in the introductions forum. When I was looking for my project gun I checked the pawn shops around Colfax and Sheridan. There is a pawn shop within walking distance of CST aroung Colfax and Kipling. Remember, if you buy a gun in a private purchase in CO you have to go through a background check at an FFL.

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Thanks Cheever,

I will go an introduce myself. And yes, I am attending the Colorado School or Trades. So far they have been pretty good to me. I'm currently in machine shop, but will be moving to D&F very soon. Are you working in the field? What did you think of them?

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You sure picked an expensive rifle to choose as a project. You'll be lucky if you find a used one for less than $650-700.
People that have/shoot Ruger #1's usually take very good care of them. Good luck!

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I am working in the field, but only part time. Not a huge amount of places in the Denver area that you can really pick up some of the ins and outs of being a gunsmith. I moved to Rapid City and worked for HS Precision which helped me understand some of the custom work and how semi-large companies are making money on semi-custom rifles. The biggest thing I have learned so-far: be prepared to work your a$$ off for little money and if you can master customer service and communication skills you will go far.

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Ruger is dropping many of their firearms from production. They have dropped the Red Label Shotguns and they are dropping the Number One line of rifles. You can expect these rifles to go way up in price.

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Ruger is dropping many of their firearms from production. They have dropped the Red Label Shotguns and they are dropping the Number One line of rifles. You can expect these rifles to go way up in price.
Nitestalker,

I have talked with the Ruger rep. and although they are cutting back and stopping production on a few models they are not stopping production on the Ruger No. 1. They are however limiting the calibers being produced.

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