Ruger & Lipsey’s Introduce 6 New Ruger No. 1 Rifle Configurations

Lipsey’s, the exclusive distributor of the Ruger No. 1 single-shot rifle, has announced the release of six new configurations. For those not familiar with the Ruger No. 1, it is touted as the ultimate “classic” rifle. The weapon is centered on a falling-block breach mechanism with ejector. The safety is tang-mounted and the barrels are banded for sling mounts.

The new configurations spread the gamut of calibers, barrel lengths, and finishes. The two center-fire options include a .308 rifle with a stainless barrel and a 6.5 Creedmoor with a whopping 28″ barrel.

The new configurations are:

  • · 1B Sporter chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor with 28″ barrel, blued with walnut furniture.
  • · 1S Sporter chambered in 35 Whelen with 24″ barrel, blued with walnut furniture.
  • · 1S Sporter chambered in 44 Magnum with 20″ barrel, blued with walnut furniture.
  • · 1V Varmint chambered in .243 Win with 26″ barrel, blued with walnut furniture and 1-in-7.7″ twist.
  • · K1RSI International chambered in .308 Win 20″ barrel, stainless with walnut furniture.
  • · 1A Light Sporter chambered in .275 Rigby with 24″ barrel, blued with walnut furniture and express sights.

All rifles feature Ruger’s patented Scope Mounting System, with quarter-rib integral scope bases. Ruger states they “never shoot loose and accomodate Ruger scope rings, which are included with each rifle.

Retail pricing for the No. 1 is around $1,200 with the new exclusive options shipping now.

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Ed

    No .416 Rigby????

    • Austin

      No you get 7x57mm Mauser instead

      • Kivaari

        That is what the .275 is, isn’t it? A 7x57mm re-labelled?

        • Austin

          .275 rigby is what it goes by in the UK

    • LG

      And no 404 Jeffery! Just no respect for true greatness.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Waiting for the railed “tactical” model.

    • Richard

      I would buy it just for the kicks

    • Zachary marrs

      this isn’t mossberg though

  • Amanofdragons

    I just wish they’d bring back the 45-70.

    • truthsayer

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  • Edeco

    Come on No 1 pistol.

    • Anonymoose

      It’s coming after their SR762 and M77 pistols.

  • tazman66gt

    Too bad they have relegated the No. 1 to special order status and almost doubled the price.

    • Austin

      Why don’t they just have a custom shop for stuff like this?

  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    .44mag w/20″ barrel? oooh… That’s niiiiice.

    Still want one in .45-70 though.

    • Michel_T

      Yes, very nice indeed. I missed a 44mag #3 a few years back.

      Still wish they’d make a scale down #1 in 22lr…

  • Anonymous

    It’s a shame the mannlicher stock is only available on the one model, as i’d love one in say 9.3x74r or .375 H&H or something else because honestly Ruger, I might love the look but I might not want to add yet another ammo type to buy and reload for and maybe I’d want it in .30-06 so it can share with my other .30-06 rifle but not be a boring sporter stock.

  • Raoul O’Shaugnessy

    .275 Rigby? What happened, did they lose the caliber stamp for ‘7×57 Mauser’?

    • Edeco

      I hope it’s not due to anti-Teutonic sentiment :S

      • Klaus Von Schmitto


      • Tassiebush

        We’ve got a town called Collinsvale that used to be called Bismarck until WW1

      • LG

        Indeed it was. Rigby at one time had sole exclusive rights to Mauser actions sent to Great Britain. Rigby could not fabricate a humble continental caliber 7 X 57 mm Mauser. Rigby could only chamber their rifles in “suitable” “English” calibers, 275 Rigby. Also this helped to lock the Rigby owners into purchasing Rigby ammunition. Just as Rigby kept the 416 Rigby as a proprietary cartridge, only loaded “for” Rigby. Jeffery was a little keener and let the world have the 404 Jeffery. Also the royal family are really of German descent. The last name was changed from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to Windsor during WW1. It was not good to have Gotha bombers bombing England with a Gotha royal family.

    • Klaus Von Schmitto

      Easy. Take it easy. You and I know that 7X57 and 275 Rigby are the same. My wife knows I have a 93 Spanish, a 7X57 commercial Mauser from the 20’s, and I have one of those Dumoulin receivers from Sarco that will be 7X57. She doesn’t need to know they are the same.

  • Klaus Von Schmitto

    Dang it. EBR’s have gotten in the way of last years Lipsey 257 Weatherby. Now I have to get that one and the 275 Rigby too. I just have to figure out what the 275 will do that none of my 257’s, 270, 264 WM, or 6.5X55 won’t do.

    • DrewN

      You gotta narrow your focus. I only collect 6.5s (.264) which was safe as houses until 10 years ago. Now I’m a few behind and losing ground.

  • GearHead

    Do we know if either of the 20″ offerings have mannlicher stocks?

    • WAL

      The RSI has always come with a Mannlicher-style stock. The 1S has traditionally been sold with the Alexander Henry-style forend. I’d be surprised to see that change for this new variant.

  • David Woodell

    Damn! Want a 1B chambered in 7mm STW with 28″ barrel, blued with walnut.

  • Bub

    The .44 Mag jump out at me for some reason. Don’t know why someone would want one, but it seems like something I would like to own. OK $1200 for a toy is a little steep.

    • DW

      It’s for someone to load a really big bullet or lots of powder so the round doesn’t fit in a revolver cylinder anymore…
      I read that some people like to load exotic handloads in the no.1

      • El Duderino

        There are .45/70 loads that get within 250-300fps of .458 WinMag with the same bullets. Only in the 1.

        I don’t know about the .44 Magnum. Rich hunters in straight wall only states who are recoil sensitive? Sounds like a pretty small demographic.

        One of these days I’ll stumble across some dude who wants an AR and is trying to dump his No. 1 in a real rifle caliber. I’ll jump.

        • WAL

          Keep in mind that No. 1 production is very small these days. It primarily caters to the collector, not the avid shooter. For the former, a new model/chambering variation is great.

      • MissileMech

        Right. Why choose a a $1,000 No. 1 in .44 Mag when you could get a Henry for about 1/2 the price? Assuming hunting is the purpose.

        • Marcus D.

          Last Henry I looked at was about $800. It made the $1100 Uberti 1873 with a case hardened receiver seem quite reasonable. Heck, the new Winchesters (the one I handled was very slick) run about the same.

          • MissileMech

            i just saw a Big Boy for $650 at a LGS, but the point is that there is more gun available for the money.

        • WAL

          If you’re a No.1 collector, a Henry has no appeal. That’s what the rifle has been about since it became a limited-production Lipsey’s exclusive.

    • WAL

      Lots of people spend upwards of $1200 on an AR, FAL, etc. that will never do a thing more “serious” than destroying soda cans or punching holes in an IPSC tombstone. Also, firearms aren’t “toys.” No matter if they’re walnut and steel single-shots or tricked-out plastic MSR’s.

      • Bub

        I would never consider any gun a toy. A better term might have been novelty gun. My point was if this was a hunting gun there are cheaper better options out there IMO. For hand loaders or folks who like single shots (btw I like single shots myself) this may have some merit. However this is America and if someone wants to pay $1200 for a single shot 44 mag I’m not going to argue. I’ve paid up for stuff I have wanted that others no doubt would have called me crazy.

  • Gary Kirk

    What happened to the real Ruger no.1s?? Oh well, already have a .375H$H.. But, was really interested back when they offered a .416 Rigby..

    • Gary Kirk

      Just saw what I did (.375H$H).. Thought about editing it, but not sure it’s wrong.. Last box of Barnes I bought was close to $5 a round, I know there’s cheaper out there.. But I prefer to “know” my ammo will work.

      • LG

        The 375 H&H is a GREAT old girl. For plinking, just load up some 250 grain cast, gas checked slugs with a suitable among of IMR 198 or A5744 and let the fun begin! The brass does stretch a bit in the old girl, but if you rechamber it for the Ackley Improved the case stretching is eliminated and the regular ammo can still be used in a pinch.

  • UCSPanther

    Ruger apparently made a limited custom run of No. 1s in .303 British for the Canadian market.

    • Tassiebush

      They came to Australia too.

      • Cameron Bissell

        saw one for sale in Pensacola Florida a few years back, i bet it’s still on the shelf.

        • Tassiebush

          Yeah that chambering sounds like madness anywhere that it wasn’t a service rifle. I’m not even sure it’d make sense here compared to a normal commercial hunting cartridge.

  • Doom

    7.62x54r pleaseeeeeee in this and one of the American rifles so fudds stop chopping up mosins.