No. 1 Single-Shot Rifle
Calibers: 204 Ruger, 218 Bee, 22 Hornet, 222 Rem, 223, 22PPC, 22-250 Rem, 220 Swift, 6mmPPC, 6mm Rem, 243, 257, 25/06, 264, 270 Win, 270 Weatherby, 280, 65 Rem, 6.5-284, 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 Govt, 458 Win, 458 Lott Beginning Serial Number: Years of Production:
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 necessarily 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, firearms may be stored for a length of time before they are shipped.
For details on your specific serial number you may contact our Service Department: 336-949-5200
For serial numbers manufactured prior to our electronic records, or for an official letter confirming the details on your firearm please download and mail in the Request for Letter of Authenticity form.