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    Unhappy Ruger No 1 in .416 calibre

    Guys, HELP! Went to the gun cabinet just now and have discovered the stock of my Ruger is broken. Horror. Anyone got any suggestions on my way forward?
    It's a big rifle so it needs a good stock to take the recoil.

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    How did it break in the cabinet? Did you not notice the break last time you used it?

    Anyone got any suggestions on my way forward?


    Yes new stock. A quick google brought up these:-

    http://www.luxusgunstock.com/

    We produce custom Ruger No 1 stocks

    http://www.treebonecarving.com/id18.html

    http://www.shop.macongunstocks.com/Ruger-No-1_c50.htm

    I see you can even get plastic ones now. Have you tried contacting Ruger them selves?

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    Well, you are quick on the draw! Maybe, after my last African trip, I just put it in the case, came home, put it in the cabinet - who knows? Anyway, many thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goathunter1 View Post
    Well, you are quick on the draw! Maybe, after my last African trip, I just put it in the case, came home, put it in the cabinet - who knows? Anyway, many thanks for your help.
    No problem.

    I suggest you examine it closely as it would not surprise me to find traces of a foot print and I'll assume you came through Thiefrow ..................................... whoops Heathrow!

    It would not be the first time that an anti in baggage handling has stomped on a rifle damaging it. In fact British Airways changed their handling procedures for a time after just such an incident which cost them a bundle. the damage was done going out and found when the rifle was opened at customs in Africa and a claim made. BA wanted to owner to accept a local repair but he insisted it went back to the makers which was Purdy of Holland & Holland, one of the big EXPENSIVE LONDON ones, and he made BA pay up for the hire of a suitable replacement.

    Seems he made a few phone calls and got his lawyers right on the case. Heard this from a chap who was a BA manager at Gatwick.

    What puzzles me is why you never checked or cleaned the rifle when you got home who knows what one might find, rust from condensation, bugs that can damage wood.

    The problem you might have with American sources is that some will not ship anything over $100 US. Of course if money is no object then you could try Don Robinson "The Master Stocker" but please do be seated when you hear his prices. I about fainted away when it came to 800 to finish inlet, bed and finish a semi in-letted stock for a BSA modified P-14 rifle.

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    You should be able to get a replacement from the UK importers. I recently got one from them via my local gunshop for a Ruger 77MK11.

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    Many thanks gentlemen. 2 things are going to happen. A new stock is coming, but the world's greatest gunsmith is going to fix the other one anyway. He reckons it would be a fault in the original bearing on to the action too much. So, sorted.

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    Glad to hear your getting sorted.

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    If anyone wants a good gunsmith who knows about Ruger No1's they could do worse than to contact Lewis Potter of Potter & Walker. He specialises in them. Have a look at his rifle-smithing book, at the "Crowood Rifle", and drool.

    Simon

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