Two Old School Tactical Guns

Tacticool Single Shot Ruger No. 1

The above Ruger No. 1 single shot rifle, chambered in .22-250, from the 1960s was recently auctioned off by RIAC completed with old-school night vision …

This antique shotgun photo was posted by Tom on our Facebook page …

My antique Belgian side by side with Demascus barrels from 1847 with a “Tactical Sniper” makeover for giggles.

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Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • That guy

    There’s something just so awesome about number 1s. The feel of the action is just amazing.

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

      I can sure agree with that. The old Ruger #1 is a fine rifle with a lot of class.

  • Dave

    Hows this for oldschool tacticool
    http://swqu.net/board/swqu/src/1366857422780.jpg

    No Idea on the source or any other info

    • David Sharpe

      Wow….

      That’s…idk what to say.

      • jamezb

        Happy 4th!, What else? :)

        • Samuel Suggs

          I am having angry fourth but thanks for the positive additude

        • David Sharpe

          Well I’m not American, but happy birthday America!!

          • Samuel Suggs

            I hope you had a good canada day

          • David Sharpe

            Very hot, I was helping my dad re-shingle the garage.

          • Samuel Suggs

            well thats good too

    • Samuel Suggs

      patriot to the the bone

    • Juice

      If I remember correctly they made that one as a joke response to the media’s fear of stocks and pistol grips.

      • Samuel Suggs

        aslo the whole “2nd amendment only apllies to firearms that existed at the time of its inception” lie. Qestion if a sentence makes me want to light somones face on fire is it hate speech?

        • Kyle

          I usually respond to them with citing how they should only use printing presses, parchment letters, and word of mouth to express their freedom of speech. Or how the 2nd amendment doesn’t say “The right to keep and bear arms meant only for taking game” nor does it say “The right to keep and bear flintlocks.”

          • Samuel Suggs

            yes bu lighting their faces on fire would be so much more better fun

          • Samuel Suggs

            the fact that they think thats an exceptable couter argument to the right to bear arms means tha they are either well and truly self aware enemys of freedom or so deeply indoctrined that they arent even on the same spectrume of perception anymore

    • Guest

      your welcome

    • Samuel Suggs

      lol

    • hailexiao

      Somebody needs to make a matchlock version for extra old-schoolness.

      • Kyle

        Or maybe just a handgonne.

  • Samuel Suggs

    scoped remington 1858 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqXvSa7cmpM. dont set me off or I will destroy you with pictures

    • Samuel Suggs

      lucian feature the funny one in the middle is great no that isnt theodore roosevelt

      • Samuel Suggs

        and tactical bye virtue of sheer badassery I give you Ernest Hemingway

        • Samuel Suggs

          tactical mustach comes with every first electirc motor powered gatling more info can be found here

          http://www.forgottenweapons.com/book-review-the-gatling-gun-by-wahl-and-toppel-2/

          • Samuel Suggs

            this ones old im supried I posted first

          • Samuel Suggs

            GOOGLE FOO WHAYA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • shockfish08

            Ahhh yes the Pederson .30 cal device, it is a shame the majority of them were destroyed at WWI’s end :( I always thought it’d be cool of some company made repro versions of them for the public

          • Samuel Suggs

            and finally done

          • Kyle

            Dat extreme Chicken Wing

      • jamezb

        …wow!

  • Juice

    That Ruger No. 1 single shot rifle with the old-school night-vision is amazingly good looking.

  • Amuse Bouche

    This post cannot possibly be right. The Ruger No.1 wasn’t introduced until 1967, and that scope is a lot newer than 1950′s technology.

    • El Duderino

      Looks 1980s.

    • Bryan .

      they couldnt have owned the rifle and put a scope on it at some point?

      • Samuel Suggs

        or the auction house put it their to get the cusmers to form their own story. then fight for the right to own this “uniqe and mystriouse piece”

  • JT

    Would be great to have some tactical lever actions out there with threaded barrels. No escaping gasses from cycling the bolt

    • Samuel Suggs

      so this + this

      • Kyle

        Something about Teddy’s rifle is a lot more awesome than the mossberg leverbortion

        • Samuel Suggs

          yeah I think its the fact that its a badass representation of late 19th century early 20th century weapons tecknology instead of a plasticy symbol of a cultural myth that reflects our frustration with collectivism ala the zombies

  • jamezb

    This post and the photo comments are a blast…can we make this a weekly feature?

    • Samuel Suggs

      some variation on this concept as a weekly subject of comments contribution. like hears two early 20th century weapons lights find images of old and classic lighting solutions and I posit this then someone posts somthing the germans made during world war one as mention in the trench raiding section of a rifleman went to war then it just keeps going

  • Cymond

    There’s a guy in WV who hand-builds muzzleloaders, and he built a short-barreled one. Of course, blackpowder muzzle loaders are not firearms and are not subject to the NFA.

  • Gary Griffiths

    One of my round tuit projects is refinishing an old worn sporterized Krag. I plan to cerakote it, mount a rail on the barrel, then mount a scout scope on it. Behold, the Tacti-Krag!

  • Samuel Suggs

    the optic on the Ruger Number.1 is a Aurora Day and Night Model 8010 2.5-10×56 gen 1 the company still makes a similar optic of the same name and style, that being a convertible day night optic which can be seen here http://www.auroratactical.com/product.php?productid=16229. I cannot determine when it was made exactly however it was definitely post-vietnam war. The RIA auction listing is here http://www.rockislandauction.com/viewitem/aid/1021/lid/1711. slightly more information realy poorly laid out here http://www.nitevis.com/Aurora8010_DayNightScope_Detail.htm

  • pilot

    A while ago I was asked to write out a certificate (which states that no license is required for a particular firearm because it is considered an antique) for a Remington Lee with a laminated stock and a BIG scope.
    Same story with a German blackpowder drilling

    Looked cool…

    Because all essential parts (barrel, receiver and bolt) were original, the piece DID get a certificate…..

    • Samuel Suggs

      so your in germany right