RUGER No. 1 .45-70 Gov't
Shooters have been asking for an upgraded Ruger Number 1 rifle chambered
in 45-70 for a long time. To tame the heavy loads this platform is
capable of, we made sure this rifle featured a longer barrel and a
little more weight. Lipsey's has teamed up with Ruger to bring you a
very limited run of this highly requested model.
The Ruger Number 1 chambered in 45-70 has been a steady selling rifle
for Ruger since it was first introduced. The "S" contour 22" barrel of
the standard model provides for a great handling, lightweight,
hard-hitting big game rifle that can be loaded to a level approaching
the 458 Win Mag. Many shooters lamented the shorter barrel from the
beginning though, wanting a longer version similar to the classic
"Buffalo Rifles" of the Old West. The longer barrel would also increase
the weight and help cut down the recoil of the heavy handloads many use
in this extremely strong action. Recoil from 400gr. bullets going 2000+
fps. can get a little brisk out of a 7.25 lbs. rifle.
As a bonus to this limited run, Ruger stocked these rifles with great
looking Grade 1 Circassion Walnut. If you've been wanting a Number 1 in
45-70, but never liked the looks or feel of the short 22" barrel, this
is your chance to get the rifle you always wanted.
of Pull: 13.50"
Capacity: 1, Falling-block, single action
1:20" RH Grooves: 8