To Unload Rifle

(Keep the Rifle Pointed in a Safe Direction) UNLOAD THE RIFLE IMMEDIATELY WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED SHOOTING. 1. Move the safety selector fully to the Safe position if the rifle is cocked. 2. Depress the lever latch and fully lower the lever to open the breech and to eject the chambered cartridge. 3. Inspect the chamber to be certain the cartridge has been extracted. Leave the breech block open. 4. If you wish to store the rifle with the action shut, after making sure the chamber is empty, fully...

Reassembly

Reassemble ejector, ejector plunger and spring in receiver. 2. Assemble breech block, breech block arm, ejector roller and linakge as shown in Figure 5, page 18 and replace as a unit into receiver while holding the ejector against the inside receiver wall. 3. Position hammer in the lever and engage the lever and link as shown in Figure 6, above. 4. Hold the ejector against the inside receiver wall and insert the lever into the receiver. 5. Move the lever to its closed position while depressing...

Attaching Ruger Scope Rings

Each Ruger telescope ring is a mated assembly of a top and a base. Do not mix the parts of the two ring assemblies as they are not interchangeable. On the underside of each mounting ring assembly there is an integral lug, located off center with respect to the front and back sides of the mount. The lug is nearer to the front surface. By reference to the lug, the mounting ring can be correctly assembled with the front of the ring toward the muzzle of the rifle. 1. Disassemble one ring and...

The Basic Rules Of Safe Firearms Handling

We believe that Americans have a right to purchase and use firearms for lawful purposes. The private ownership of firearms in America is traditional, but that ownership imposes the responsibility on the gun owner to use his firearms in a way which will ensure his own safety and that of others. When firearms are used in a safe and responsible manner, they are a great source of pleasure and satisfaction, and represent a fundamental part of our personal liberty. Firearms do not cause accidents...

To Minimize Malfunctions Jams

Firearms of all makes and types are susceptible to occasional malfunctioning due to a cartridge not feeding into the chamber, or due to a cartridge or fired case not being extracted and ejected. To minimize the possibility of such occurrences the gun user should -Use ammunition of the correct caliber and type which is loaded to U.S. Industry Specifications. Do not use cartridges that are deformed, or cartridges that have been reloaded. -Clean and lubricate the gun in accordance with the...

Storage

USE THE LOCKING DEVICE SUPPLIED WITH THE RIFLE FOR STORAGE. Do not store the rifle in a leather case. Leather, and many cloth cases, attract moisture even though they may appear to be perfectly dry. TO RENDER THE RIFLE INOPERATIVE FOR SAFE STORAGE With the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, open the action and check the chamber to be sure the rifle is completely unloaded Remove the forend screw. Carefully remove the forend and forend takedown nut. Open the lever and insert a pin through the...

Nomenclature

In this illustration the rifle has just been fired and an empty cartridge case is shown in the chamber. The manual safety is shown in its forward FiRE (OFF) position, permitting the sear to release the hammer and the rifle to fire. The safety selector should always be ON in its rearmost SAFE position whenever the rifle is not actually being fired. See page 9.

Ammunition Cartridges Notice

WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE OR INJURY WHATSOEVER OCCURRING IN CONNECTION WITH, OR AS A RESULT OF, THE USE IN ANY RUGER FIREARMS OF FAULTY, OR NON-STANDARD, OR REMANUFACTURED OR HAND-LOADED (RELOADED) AMMUNITION, OR OF CARTRIDGES OTHER THAN THOSE FOR WHICH THE FIREARM WAS ORIGINALLY CHAMBERED. Death, serious injury, and damage can result from the use of wrong ammunition, bore obstructions, powder overloads, or incorrect cartridge components. Even the strongest gun can...

Service And Parts Policy

If you have any question with regard to the performance of your RUGER NO. 1 rifle please write or call (603-865-2442) our Product Service Department in Newport, New Hampshire 03773, fully describing all circumstances and conditions involved. If you should return your rifle to the factory for repair, or order parts for it, please comply with the following suggestions for prompt service A WARNING BEFORE SHIPPING ANY FIREARM, BE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THAT IT IS UNLOADED. DO NOT SHIP CARTRIDGES WITH A...

Ordering Parts

Please contact the New Hampshire Product Service Department for parts availability and current prices. All parts orders for the RUGER NO. 1 should be sent to Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc., Product Service Department, 411 Sunapee Street, Newport, New Hampshire, 03773, (603) 865-2442. We cannot comply with open account or C.O.D. requests. Payment in the form of a check, money order, Visa or Mastercard must accompany your order. Credit Card orders must include the account number, expiration date and...

Shipping Firearms For Repair

RUGER NO. 1 rifles returned to the factory for repair should be sent to Sturm Ruger & Company, Inc., Product Service Department, Newport, New Hampshire 03773. Telephone (603) 865-2442. Guns should be sent prepaid. We will not accept collect shipments. The Federal Gun Control Act, as well as the laws of most States and localities, do not prohibit an individual (who is not otherwise barred from purchasing or possessing a firearm) from shipping a firearm directly to the manufacturer for repair....

Be Sure The Barrel Is Clear Of Obstructions Before Shooting

Even a bit of mud, snow or excess lubricating oil or grease in the bore may cause the barrel to bulge, or even burst on firing, and can cause serious injury to the shooter and bystanders. Be sure that you are using ammunition of the proper caliber and loading for the gun you are using. If the report or recoil on firing seems weak, or doesn't seem quite right, CEASE FIRING IMMEDIATELY, unload your firearm, and check to be sure that no obstruction has become lodged in the barrel. Never try to...

Operation Of Safety

When the rifle is loaded, unless it is to be fired immediately, THE SAFETY SHOULD BE AT ITS EXTREME REARWARD POSITION with the word SAFE fully visible (on some older models the letter S appears). When operating the safety (with the thumb) the user will feel additional resistance to movement of the safety before it reaches its extreme rearward position. That resistance should not be assumed to indicate the safety is in the safe position. Practice with an unloaded rifle, moving the safety into...

Ruger No Rifle

Design, prices and specifications subject to change without notice. SPECIFY MODEL AND CALIBER WHEN ORDERING See Exploded Views on Page 34 Barrel, Specify Model, Caliber amp Standard, Light Sporter, Medium Sporter, Tropical, Standard, Light Sporter, Medium Sporter, Tropical, Light Sporter, Medium Sporter, Tropical, International Standard, Medium Sporter, Tropical - Stainless Models Medium Sporter .45-70 caliber only Standard, Light Sporter, Medium Sporter, Tropical .375 cal. only , International...

Sturm Ruger Company Inc Southport Connecticut USA

THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL SHOULD ALWAYS ACCOMPANY THIS FIREARM AND BE TRANSFERRED WITH IT UPON CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP, OR WHEN THE FIREARM IS LOANED OR PRESENTED TO ANOTHER PERSON. Certain states require by law that their own specified warning notices in larger-than-normal type be conspicuously included by the manufacturer, distributor, or retail dealer with firearms sold in that state. Sturm, Ruger sells its products in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Because our products may be...

Care And Cleaning

A WARNING BEFORE CLEANING, BE CERTAIN THE RIFLE CONTAINS NO CARTRIDGES. A firearm must be free of rust, dirt, grease and firing residues to function safely and reliably. Periodic maintenance, which includes inspection of components to determine if they are in proper working order, is absolutely essential. Firing deposits particles of bullet lubricant and powder in the bore, chamber, receiver and other parts of the rifle. There is no fixed rule as to how frequently the cleaning should be carried...

Massachusetts

WARNING FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL This handgun is not equipped with a device that fully blocks use by unauthorized users. More than 200,000 firearms like this one are stolen from their owners every year in the United States. In addition, there are more than a thousand suicides each year by younger children and teenagers who get access to firearms. Hundreds more die from accidental discharge. It is likely that many more children sustain serious wounds, or inflict such wounds...

Quick Detachable Sling Swivel

When attaching any QD swivel to its base, make sure the rotating gate is FULLY ENGAGED on the pin and there is no gap between the rotating gate and the swivel body. See illustration below . A QD SWIVEL NOT ENGAGED CAN ACCIDENTALLY BECOME DETACHED FROM ITS BASE. Rotating Gate Swivel Body Swivel Loop d. Rotate gate until pin enters hole in gate, then release plunger. e. Make sure spring plunger fully engages pin, leaving no gap between gate and swivel body. f. To detach swivel, reverse the...

To Clear A Malfunction

If a jam occurs, immediately put the safety selector in the Safe position and be certain the muzzle of the rifle is at all times pointing in a safe direction. Then study the situation to determine the nature of the jam and how best to clear it. -If a cartridge or fired case is caught between the breech block and the barrel, or if it is not extracted and remains in the chamber, don't try to force the lever shut. Lower the lever and breech block fully and carefully remove the jammed cartridge or...