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#518241 - 08/10/05 Re: Ruger #1 custom builders list
VAnimrod Offline
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Ya know, SDH, you're gonna owe me one of them rifles pretty soon ... drool-soaked and ruined keyboards get expensive quick...

That is one beautiful rifle...well, I guess I should say ANOTHER beautiful rifle.
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#518242 - 08/10/05 Re: Ruger #1 custom builders list
Mainframe Offline
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My use of the term "exquisite" was clearly not an overstatement. Every man should own at least one truly fine rifle in his life. Speaking for me, either the side-lever #3 or the Dakota .257 would do nicely.

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#518243 - 08/11/05 Re: Ruger #1 custom builders list
VAnimrod Offline
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Agreed, mainframe. SDH, I'll take the one that he don't get; considering the damage done to my computer hardware here lately, I'll consider it an even trade. PM me with which is available and I'll give you the shipping address...
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#518244 - 10/25/05 Inquiring minds want to know....
Johnny_Nitro Offline
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Registered: 09/12/02
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Quote:

VAnimrod,

There is one on your list that I had build one of my #1's about 6 yrs. ago . That one is a "VERY POOR" choice. I have a lot of the correspondance we had. You would not beleve the "nihtmares" he caused me.


I'd like to know who. I'm thinking of having some tuning done to my 1B in .257 Roberts. Can you PM me, chestsprings?
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#518245 - 10/26/05 Re: Ruger #1 custom builders list
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Registered: 03/06/05
Posts: 127
Loc: Potomac River
Thanks

I needed that!

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#518246 - 11/07/05 Re: Ruger #1 custom builders list
416rigby Offline
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Registered: 02/28/01
Posts: 41
Loc: Kodiak, AK
I had Clyde Moore rebarrel this baby to 500 Nitro Express 3 1/4" and he made the rib up to accept Talley QD rings.

D&D Gunsmiths
363 Elmwood Ave.
Troy, MI 48083
(248) 583-1512

He is a nice guy and did great work. She shoots exactly on top of the bead at 100 yards with no filing of the express sight needed...guess we lucked out there.
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#518247 - 11/07/05 Re: Ruger #1 custom builders list
VAnimrod Offline
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oh sweet mother of ....

That's just too nice.

Well, I know what's going on my "I want it, but I won't get it" Christmas list...
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#518248 - 12/16/05 Re: Ruger #1 custom builders list
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Bump... just 'cause.
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#518249 - 12/16/05 Re: Ruger #1 custom builders list
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That guy can'y be more than ten miles from my house. Does he have a web site? I gotta look him up. Nice rifle!

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#518250 - 12/17/05 Re: Ruger #1 custom builders list
bhoges Offline
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Registered: 11/05/05
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Loc: Long Island
I hope no one uses Broad Creek Rifle Works. I sent him my brand new unfired #1 2 yrs ago. I got it back and was getting 2-3 in groups with reloads. I was told he blueprinted the whole action and recut crown. Well that was b.s the barrel never came off! I sent it back and when I ogt it back 2 months later it did shoot better but he kept my gun case. I tried several times I get him to send it w/no luck. In general a real shitty business man. He was supposed to send along test targets and dummy rounds,they never came either I guess they were lost with the case! Its sad this is the only time I've ever had a problem with anyone in the gun industry. I just dont want anyone to have the same problem.
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#518251 - 05/21/06 Re: Ruger #1 custom builders list
ready_on_the_right Offline
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Registered: 01/26/01
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Loc: GA, USA
Somehow I missed this thread originally, now that I've wiped the drool off of my keyboard all I can type is WOW



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#518252 - 05/23/06 Re: Ruger #1 custom builders list
Single Shot Offline
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Registered: 08/25/05
Posts: 158
Loc: Eastern PA
I also had a problem with Broad Creek Rifle Works, had them re-barrel a # 1 and when it came back the firing pin was hiting so low and off center I was getting mis-fires.
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#518253 - 05/26/06 Re: Ruger #1 custom builders list
sgtsmmiii Offline
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Registered: 01/20/06
Posts: 471
Loc: Central Kentucky
chestsprings, I too, had a horrific experience with one of those listed ( BCRW ), probably the same one as yours. It took me a little over 3 YEARS to get my gun, and that only after the very real threat of legal action. I was ready to drive to his place and retrieve my rifle. Having kinfolk that are employed with the US Attorneys Office seemed to help motivate him.

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#518254 - 05/26/06 Re: Ruger #1 custom builders list
chestsprings Offline
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Loc: VA.
Isn't it some thing a lot of us had problems with the same "gunsmith".

I saved all my correspondence, & there is not enough space on this forum to list it all.

One of many incidents, when my rifle was sent to a person in Kansas ( I live in Va. ) by the "gunsmith", & he would not send a call tag to have it returned, until I threaten legal action. The story could go on & on.

I am over my situation, but I would NEVER recommend the "gunsmith".
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#518255 - 05/26/06 Re: Ruger #1 custom builders list
bhoges Offline
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Loc: Long Island
Funny I told my buddy not to use BCRW.He did anyway for 2 trigger jobs. Well he got his rifles back but the gunsmith ended up keeping his cases. One of the same probs I had too. This guy is so clueless he cant remember what came wih each rifle and even who to send them too. I put out info on alot of sites to stop someone from making the saem mistake I did.
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#518258 - 10/11/06 Re: Ruger #1 custom builders list
TM45 Offline
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Loc: ohio
Drool....

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#518259 - 10/11/06 Re: Ruger #1 custom builders list
TM45 Offline
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Loc: ohio
More drool... That's what a quarter rib on a No. 1 tropical is supposed to look like...

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#518260 - 10/17/06 Re: Ruger #1 custom builders list
RonH Offline
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Registered: 10/17/06
Posts: 29
Loc: sandhills of Nebraska
Oh this is just great. I have several no 1-a's and a 1-s and always wanted one really nice pretty rifle. I bought a 1-s in 45-70 that turnbull color case hardened the reciver, lever, etc. on and it is really a nice looking gun, has some decent wood and shoots very good. I was completely satisfied.

Then I see this page.

Here we go again!

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#518261 - 10/17/06 Re: Ruger #1 custom builders list
TM45 Offline
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Registered: 11/15/04
Posts: 883
Loc: ohio
A 257 Bob with express iron sights... I love it!

Beauty of a gun...

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#518262 - 10/20/06 Re: Ruger #1 custom builders list
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#518263 - 10/22/06 Re: Ruger #1 custom builders list
HunterJim Offline
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Loc: Santee, CA, USA
It used to be that Brownell & Billingsley had an upgrade package for Ruger No. 1 rifles. I don't see them advertising that service anymore.

What gunsmiths now offer a similar package of light metalwork and stock slimming and refinishing?

thanks...jim
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#518264 - 10/23/06 Re: Ruger #1 custom builders list
DPhillips Offline
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Registered: 05/08/03
Posts: 1787
Loc: Alaska
Jim,
Here's a link to the ACGG member info list and what their services are. As I went through, there appeared to be several who list Ruger No.1 work, including Duane Wiebe, Mark Stratton and SDH.
http://www.acgg.org/PDF%20files/DirServices.pdf
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#518265 - 10/24/06 Re: Ruger #1 custom builders list
HunterJim Offline
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Loc: Santee, CA, USA
DPhillips,

Thanks for that link!. I am planning to go to their show in January too...jim
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#518266 - 10/24/06 Re: Ruger #1 custom builders list
DPhillips Offline
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Posts: 1787
Loc: Alaska
I am hoping to be there this coming year, but there's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.
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