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Here they 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.
 

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Ummm, ok, so July 2016 then to March 2017... For all intents and likelihood, the #1 is kaput. That .243 or .25-06 #1V...they did those as standard cataloged models for years. Easily found still.
 

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My dream Ruger#1 is in 416 Rigby...

Every time (which has only been twice) I come across one ......the funds aren't there.

One of these days .




Jim
 

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Fortunate to have brought home all my available dream #1's. One remaining one will have to be made via a rebarrel. Soon....
 

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Ummm, ok, so July 2016 then to March 2017... For all intents and likelihood, the #1 is kaput. That .243 or .25-06 #1V...they did those as standard cataloged models for years. Easily found still.

Ruger will keep making Number Ones so long as Lipsey's keeps ordering them. Lipsey's is the exclusive distributor for the Number One.

They are who makes the decisions on which calibers are produced each year. They have determined that the primary market is collectors. Thus they will offer several different calibers each year with quite a long period before they repeat a caliber.
 

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Ruger will keep making Number Ones so long as Lipsey's keeps ordering them. Lipsey's is the exclusive distributor for the Number One.

They are who makes the decisions on which calibers are produced each year. They have determined that the primary market is collectors. Thus they will offer several different calibers each year with quite a long period before they repeat a caliber.

Not necessarily. When both parties say the model is discontinued, that kinda says, it's done. ;) Lipsey's doesn't control production and more than a local car dealer dictates what Ford makes. While Lipsey's can suggest particular chamberings, Ruger still has the final say in what is approved. It's more than just "hey, make us _____" and Ruger does it.

Chambering not caliber. ;)
 
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