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Numbers

 

1-B

1-V

 K1-B-BBZ

1-A

1-S

K1-S-BBZ

1-AB

1-H

1-RSI

   

 
   
No. 1 Single Shot Rifle

Calibers: .204 Ruger, .218 Bee, .22 Hornet, .222, .223, .22PPC, .22-250 Rem., .220 Swift, 6mmPPC, 6mm Rem., .243, .257, .25/06, .264, .270 Win., .270 Weatherby, .280, 6.5 Rem., 7x57, 7mm Rem., 7mm STW, 7mm/08, .30-06, .30-40 Krag, .300 H&H, .300 Weatherby, .300 Win. Mag., .308 Win., .338 Win. Mag., .357 Mag., .375 H&H, .38-55 Win., .404 Jeffrey, .405 Win., .416 Rem., .416 Rigby, .45-70 Gov't, .458 Win., .458 Lott

 

  Beginning Serial Number:

Years of Production:

 1 1967
 2231 1968
 5885 1969
 130-00001 1970
 130-01681 1971
 130-03843 1972
 130-04859 1973
 130-05203 1974
 130-12779 1975
 130-17490 1976
 130-40795 1977
 131-19270 1978
 131-46676 1979
 132-01360 1980
 132-07159 1981
 132-25986 1982
 132-34077 1983
 132-39043 1984
 132-54434 1985
 132-73032 1986
 132-76167 1987
 132-79519 1988
 132-83110 1989
 132-87029 1990
 132-92985 1991
 132-95719 1992
 132-99165 1993
 133-13007 1994
 133-22067 1995
 133-29051 1996
 133-36393 1997
 133-47014 1998
 133-54089 1999
 133-69291 2000
 133-77839 2001
 133-88974 2002
 133-92276 2003
 134-00011 2004
 134-07100 2005
 134-15411 2006
  ...

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.

For exact information on your specific serial number, you can contact Ruger's Records Department either by telephone or mail.

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
Records Department
411 Sunapee Street
Newport, NH 03773
Telephone: 603-865-2424
Fax: 603-863-9371

We will be happy to give you the shipping date and model configuration of your Ruger firearm, at no charge. Please include the complete serial number, model number, and any other special markings or features of the firearm in your request.

 

 
 
 
 

 

Illustrations courtesy of Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

 

 

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