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Old May 1st, 2017, 07:29 PM   #1
 
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Three is a crowd, so.......

So, as I often do when I have more than two seconds of free time, I traipsed over to gunbroker.com to see what there was to see. I have a distinct plan of action when I go there. First I check to see if there are any deals on birds head Vaqueros (I WILL have one one day), then I check on No. 1's. Scrolling through I found a red-butted No. 1 chambered in 30-06, with outstanding furniture. The price was a piddling compared to what I had seen this same rifle go for, so I put in a bid that I knew would never land the gun for me. My max bid was $800.

Just a short while ago I was going through my email and saw that I had won the darn thing with a bid of $770! My first thought was that somehow I had made a mistake. Had I bid on a gun that was unusable? Was the barrel filled with rust?

Once again I went over the pictures carefully and could not see any fatal flaws. The gun was manufactured in 1978, so some wear would be natural, but there is very little sign of wear.









Thank God I've figured out a way to get the gun in the house and into the safe with no one being the wiser...

Out of curiosity, I'm thinking of having my 6mm 1v converted to an Ackley Improved, and then selling it. Anyone interested?



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Congrats on the winning bid! I've had a few come home that way, not expecting to win.
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Congrats on the winning bid! I've had a few come home that way, not expecting to win.
This is actually the No. 1 I have wanted for quite some time now. Ammo is easy to find and there is a great deal of variety.

A few months ago when I started chasing No. 1's in earnest, I tried time and again to land a 30-06, but they were all going for upwards of $1000, which was more than I wanted to spend.
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Can you showcase some more details about them. I might be into that..
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Congrats on the excellent find, I just bought a 1984 1B in 30-06 for around the same price, couldn't pass it up. The recoil pad on yours should be a Pachmayr with a pebbled surface, it was a one year only pad and the rarest of them. I have a 1978 1B in .270 with that pad. Enjoy the great gun and round.
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Skinner sights too as a bonus. Nice!
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very nice rifle. and a great price.
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That's awesome, I have the exact same rifle--your wood may be just slightly better than mine! I'm glad to see somebody else with the number one fever, buddy of mine asked me how many I had yesterday and I told him I didn't know. That's bad...
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Nice grab on the 06. I have one like it and have shot two buck with it. I guess if you know how many #1's you have you haven't got enough.
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Congrats on the excellent find, I just bought a 1984 1B in 30-06 for around the same price, couldn't pass it up. The recoil pad on yours should be a Pachmayr with a pebbled surface, it was a one year only pad and the rarest of them. I have a 1978 1B in .270 with that pad. Enjoy the great gun and round.
Hmm, it looks like a standard Ruger pad to me. No pebbling that I can see.

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Can you showcase some more details about them. I might be into that..
Are you refering to the 1v in 6mm that I am considering converted to a 6mm Ackley Improved?
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Nice grab on the 06. I have one like it and have shot two buck with it. I guess if you know how many #1's you have you haven't got enough.
I have to say that when it comes to No. 1's I am infatuated with the 1A and shooting them with the factory iron sights. The V's I own are nice, but I am getting a little tired of the scope conundrum.
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Interestingly, I also had a bid in on a Gunsite Scout chambered in .450 Bushmaster. My top bid on that gun was $790, and it sold for $795.

Maybe next time....
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This could be trouble...

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Man you did good. I think I probably looked at that rifle! Awesome deal.
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