Ruger No1 in .303

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Life couldnt get better, just need to get Viking arms to import one or three dozen!
Specials
 

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It's in their 'Specials' section. It's in .303 British!
 
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It's in their 'Specials' section. It's in .303 British!
Doh! There was me looking in the Ruger No1 listings...


Actually, I have the nearest UK equivalent: just been to the Proof with a Martini-Enfield carbine that someone found in relic condition their attic. Had to use a Black & Decker with wire brush to get the rust off, but it came up ok. Its one of the ones marked "Not For Ball", but the bore is fairly mint, albeit a bit of pitting at the front, and the .303 block appears to be unmarked. Would love to roll up to a wealthy hunting party toting my faux limited edition Ruger No1...
 

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Post a pic, nothing quite like restored gun porn!
 
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One day my Martini Metford sporter will look this good:


It'll have a SMLE barrel on it to make it shoot though..... :0
 

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There have been a few sold in Canada and I was curious as to what results had been seen. One chap took a moose with 150 grain federal factory ammo and wrote to Ruger for the barrel specs, their response is below;
I have no interest in getting a No. 1 in 303 Br., but I was curious as to what their barrel specs would be in a modern made firearm. To that end, I called Ruger tech people and posted the following reply in the Reloading forum, in the thread Loading for the Ruger #1 303 British, post # 63.


6 groove.
1 - 10 twist
Bore diameter, 0.303" - 0.305".
Groove diameter, 0.314" - 0.316".
Specs in Bold, any idea what would be a suitable load for this?
 
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The Ruger No 1 is a nice rifle once it's been tidied up by a real gunsmith and provided you only intend to shoot polite, well behaved, game who don't all turn up at once and start looking for a fight. The main advantage is the shortness of the rifle. I quiet like the principle and also once had a rolling block rifle which is similarly simple. I magged to grid because the one I used to have in .375 H&H (which had been completely overhauled by the importer Kettner, the usual spam problems having been removed; shit blueing, shit woodwork, poor finish all round, trigger as stiff as the horse of the same name, sights better suited to a Johnny Seven Rifle etc..etc.. ). Sadly it wasn't quite heavy enough for the pokier, noisier, heavy-thrash and acid metal, politically incorrect end of the .375 munition spectrum and it was no use at all for driven shoots (treibjagd /druckjagd), or in a thicket with thirty irate fenian piggies who all want to know who just shot our Danny. I'd rather have more than just the one up the spout here in a pig plague.
 

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One day my Martini Metford sporter will look this good:


It'll have a SMLE barrel on it to make it shoot though..... :0
As long as you do a nicer job with the barrel than this one;

That said are the Knox form profiles and threads the same?
 

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