Ruger No. 1 Caliber List and Production Data

This is intended to be a complete caliber list of all Ruger No. 1’s that were commercially produced.  It does not include the “one of a kind” chamberings that have been made. 
204 Ruger,  218 Bee,  22 Hornet,  222 Rem,  223,  22 PPC,  22-250 Rem,  220 Swift,  6mm PPC,  6mm Rem,  243 Win,  250 Savage,  257 Roberts,  25/06,  257 Weatherby, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5×55,  6.5 Rem Mag,  6.5-284 Norma,  264 Win Mag,  270 Win,  270 Weatherby, .275 Rigby, 280 Rem,  284 Win,  7×57,  7mm Rem Mag,  7mm STW,  7mm/08,  30-06,  30/30,  30-40 Krag,  300 RCM,  300 H&H,  300 Weatherby,  300 Win Mag,  308 Win, 7.62×39,  303 British,  338 RCM,  338 Federal,  338 Win Mag,  35 Whelen,  357 Mag,  9.3×62,  9.3x74R,  375 H&H,  375 Ruger,  38-55 Win,  404 Jeffrey,  405 Win,  450/400 Nitro Express 3”,  416 Ruger,  416 Rem Mag,  416 Rigby,  .44 Rem. Mag., 460 S&W,  45-70 Govt,  450 Nitro Express  3 1/4”, 458 Win Mag,  458 Lott,  475 Linebaugh,  475 Turnbull

Beginning Serial Number Approximate Production Years of Production Remarks
1 1967 #8437 was the highest serial number
2231 1968 non-prefix shipped May of 1972*
5885 7500* 1969 #5290 was the last non-prefix rifle
130-00001 1700 1970 shipped January of 1975
130-01681 2200 1971
130-03843 1000 1972 From the J.D. Clayton Ruger No. 1 Book
130-04859 300 1973 From the J.D. Clayton Ruger No. 1 Book
130-05203 7500 1974
130-12779 4700 1975
130-17490 23300 1976
130-40795 28500 1977 130- prefix ended @ 130-49999
131-19270 27400 1978
131-46676 8800 1979 131- prefix ended @ 131-54116
132-01360 5800 1980
132-07159 18800 1981 Ruger No.3's numbered in the No.1 series from 1980-1986
132-25986 8100 1982
132-34077 4500 1983
132-39043 15400 1984
132-54434 18600 1985
132-76167 3300 1987
132-79519 3600 1988
132-83110 3900 1989
132-87029 6000 1990
132-92985 2700 1991
132-95719 3400 1992
132-99165 13800 1993
133-13007 9100 1994
133-22067 7000 1995
133-29051 7300 1996
133-36393 10600 1997
133-47014 7100 1998
133-54089 15200 1999
133-69291 8500 2000
133-77839 11100 2001
133-88974 3300 2002
133-92276 7700 2003
134-00011 7100 2004
134-07100 8300 2005
134-15411 3800 2006
134-19170 3800 2007
134-22930 2000 2008
134-24861 2900 2009
134-27798 4800 2010
134-32639 3900 2011
134-36488 600 2012
134-37131 1200 2013
134-38440 2900 2014
134-41326 3700 2015
134-45XXX 3000 2016
134-48XXX 2017

The above chart shows the approximate first serial number shipped for the indicated year. This number should be used as a point of reference only. It is not necessarily the very first serial number shipped, but it can be used to determine the approximate year your Ruger firearm was shipped.

Ruger does not produce firearms in serial number order. There are occasions when blocks of serial numbers have been manufactured out of sequence, sometimes years later. Also, within a model family the same serial number prefix may be used to produce a variety of different models, all in the same block of serial numbers. And in some cases, models may be stored for a length of time before they are shipped.