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Old March 26th, 2014, 08:59 PM   #1
 
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I cut and pasted the paragraph below directly from Blue Book of Gun Values...my 1A .22 Hornet is listed as only 355 built. I posted some time ago over on the Ruger Collectors forum but didn't get many replies. I'm trying to figure out what this rifle is really worth. I bought it from a dealer in Vermont who said he got it from a Ruger employee. There's no front sight nor is the quarter rib dovetailed for a rear sight. It does have the swivel barrel band and Alex Henry forearm. I shoot this little rifle and enjoy it immensely but I sure would like to know what value it has!

"..;similar to No. 1-B Standard, .204 Ruger (mfg. 2005-2006), .22 Hornet (disc., 355 mfg.), .222 Rem. (new 2013), .223 Rem. (rare), .243 Win. (disc. 2012), .270 Win. (disc. 2012), 7mm-08 (rare), 7x57mm (disc. 2009), .30-06 (disc. 2012), .280 Rem. (new 2014), .300 RCM (mfg. 2009-2012), .303 British (mfg. 2011-2012), .308 Win. (mfg. 2011-2012), or 6.5 Creedmoor (mfg. 2011-2012) cal., 22 in. barrel, folding sight on quarter rib, ramp front sight, no rings, American walnut stock, Alexander Henry forearm, front swivel in barrel band, 7 1/4 lbs. New 1966."



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I cut and pasted the paragraph below directly from Blue Book of Gun Values...my 1A .22 Hornet is listed as only 355 built. I posted some time ago over on the Ruger Collectors forum but didn't get many replies. I'm trying to figure out what this rifle is really worth. I bought it from a dealer in Vermont who said he got it from a Ruger employee. There's no front sight nor is the quarter rib dovetailed for a rear sight. It does have the swivel barrel band and Alex Henry forearm. I shoot this little rifle and enjoy it immensely but I sure would like to know what value it has!

"..;similar to No. 1-B Standard, .204 Ruger (mfg. 2005-2006), .22 Hornet (disc., 355 mfg.), .222 Rem. (new 2013), .223 Rem. (rare), .243 Win. (disc. 2012), .270 Win. (disc. 2012), 7mm-08 (rare), 7x57mm (disc. 2009), .30-06 (disc. 2012), .280 Rem. (new 2014), .300 RCM (mfg. 2009-2012), .303 British (mfg. 2011-2012), .308 Win. (mfg. 2011-2012), or 6.5 Creedmoor (mfg. 2011-2012) cal., 22 in. barrel, folding sight on quarter rib, ramp front sight, no rings, American walnut stock, Alexander Henry forearm, front swivel in barrel band, 7 1/4 lbs. New 1966."
I don't know about a 1A in .22 Hornet, but a 1B in .22 Hornet recently sold at Classic Sporting Arms for $1250.
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What is the barrel length and S/N on your rifle? It sounds like a
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No. 1 .22 Hornet

Pencil barrel, 21". SN 132-07XXX
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With that SN and the features you describe, it's most likely an aftermarket barrel. To find out what it started life as, you'll need to contact Ruger records.

It could also be one of the 1A 22 Hornets that someone had and removed the front sight band and replaced the quarter-rib. Out of sequence serial number guns are fairly common in the No. 1.
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Or it may be a ab with a a type forend
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I do not believe there were ever any No.1AB Hornets. But remember, "Never say never" with regard to what Ruger may have done. I suspect it to have been altered, or made up, unless there is a good story or documentation.
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I do not believe there were ever any No.1AB Hornets. But remember, "Never say never" with regard to what Ruger may have done. I suspect it to have been altered, or made up, unless there is a good story or documentation.
A, B, AB, K1A, K1H, S, V, etc... exactly where can you go to find a complete list of all different Ruger No. 1 models with a description of what makes it a 1A vs. a 1B or a 1AB? I have owned two so far, a 1V and a 1A. It is pretty easy to tell them apart. When I look at Ruger No. 1s for sale at Classic Sporting Arms, I see a great number of models with often nothing visibly different among several designations.
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Ruger was making the #3A rifle in the 1980-1981 era (era of serial #) in .22 Hornet w/a 22" barrel. IF this indeed was an employee's rifle, maybe they were able to have it made up. ???
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All it will take to clear this up in a hurry is to post a few good pictures of the rifle.
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This is one of this instances when it's best to spend the few dollars and get a factory letter once that service is back up and running again.
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This is one of this instances when it's best to spend the few dollars and get a factory letter once that service is back up and running again.
Agreed!
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This is one of this instances when it's best to spend the few dollars and get a factory letter once that service is back up and running again.
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All it will take to clear this up in a hurry is to post a few good pictures of the rifle.
. . .and a letter from Ruger

Your pictures don't really answer many questions. I would have liked to see (all) the barrel markings and the entire action and buttstock, etc.
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