RUGER NO. 1 LYMAN 1878 CENTENNIAL GRADE 1 SINGLE SHOT RIFLE

 

Spring 2024 Premier Firearms & Militaria Auction

June 7th, 8th, 9th, & 10th, 2024
This auction will feature an outstanding collection of items spanning multiple categories including Modern, Military, Sporting, & Antique firearms & militaria! Below is just a small grouping of select highlights from the massive offering to be featured in this upcoming sale!

 

RUGER NO. 1 LYMAN 1878 CENTENNIAL GRADE 1 SINGLE SHOT RIFLE

23-6391
Cal. 45-70
S# 131-45335

Limited edition of only 101 Grade 1 & 1,000 Grade 2 rifles were mfg. in 1978 to commemorate Lyman’s 100th anniversary. Bbl. 28″ tapered round “D” weight w/ scope blocks. Right side of receiver is marked Lyman 1878-1978 w/ the running buck logo. Left side is engraved “1938”. Bottom of frame has hand engraved issue no. “L-061″. Markings are bordered by highlights of foliate scroll that continue to upper & lower receiver surfaces as well as breech & muzzle ends of bbl. Bbl. ends have gold bands. Schnable tipped forend & pistol grip cheekpiece stock of fancy black walnut w/ satin finish. Features include point pattern hand checkering, steel grip cap & buttplate are checkered. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: housed in it’s original walnut case measuring 48 1/2″ x 16 3/4″ x 3 1/2”. Case has fitted red velour interior. Inside lid has a presentation plaque certifying this rare rifle signed by Lyman president J. Mace Thompson. Case contains 34 1/2″ Lyman model 1938 tube scope, brass centennial medallion, hardbound book “THE CENTENNIAL JOURNAL”. Nickel finished Lyman loading tool. Lyman mold handles. Lyman 4 loading die set, 1-20 rd box of Lyman Centennial 45-70, cleaning rod & case key. CONDITION: near excellent & unused retaining virtually all original blue. Wood shows a few small handling marks. Near excellent bore.

STATUS: MODERN

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