My #1 Jones...


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SaxonPig
March 7, 2011, 08:36 PM
About 16 years ago I swapped a Colt Anaconda (I had foolishly traded a 6" nickel M29-2 for the Colt and came to realize the Anaconda was junk) for a Ruger #1 Light Sporter. Some dolt had cut the stock for a kid or a woman necessitating the ugly black spacer to restore the length of pull.

http://www.fototime.com/9389A6BC8A769C4/standard.jpg


Despite its warts I came to really like the #1 so about 5 years ago I bought another Light Sporter which was in perfect shape and in a much more useful caliber.

http://www.fototime.com/2B252A97154B18D/standard.jpg


About 3 years ago a friend offered me this Tropical in trade for something I had and he wanted.

http://www.fototime.com/CB84FA1DE4AB967/standard.jpg


About a month ago I bagged this RSI "International" with ideas of modifying it into a different caliber but decided to leave it as issued.

http://www.fototime.com/D536D5AEC4D46C1/standard.jpg


Last week I acquired a Medium Sporter in 300 H&H to fulfill my desire to have a #1 in that caliber (that's what I originally had in mind for the '06). I think I would prefer the 22" barrel of the Light Sporter but I won't cut this one.

http://www.fototime.com/B299FCB81F24AAF/standard.jpg


If I had one in 375 H&H I think I would pretty much have the caliber spectrum covered. I'll have to think about that, some.
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bpl
March 7, 2011, 09:36 PM
Nice collection! I'd go 7x57 if/when I ever get one.

HOLY DIVER
March 7, 2011, 09:50 PM
very very nice collection i've allways wanted one! i realy like the 30-06

HOOfan_1
March 7, 2011, 09:52 PM
Too bad it seems only the Internationals come in 7x57 now. I love the Ruger #1 and I like a Mannlicher stock, but not together.

I am also not wild about the barrel band sling stud, or the open sights. Not sure why the Standard model seems to have been discontinued.

DammitBoy
March 7, 2011, 09:55 PM
That International is sweet!

earlthegoat2
March 7, 2011, 10:31 PM
I see what SaxonPig is spending the ol' tax return on......#1s.

I like the RSI best. You need more of them. The others are great too though.

HOOfan_1
March 7, 2011, 10:35 PM
I was expecting a huge tax return this year since I got laid off....sadly I have to pay so much State tax, that what I get back from Federal dwindles to only enough to buy something like a Hi-Point...

Obviously the government decided to circumvent my 2nd amendment rights by severely limiting my fun gun money.

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