View Full Version : Ruger #3 "Deluxe" version?

April 19, 2009, 08:21 AM
Ran across the .45-70 #3 advertised as a "Deluxe" model. Is this a legit factory gun? or a #3 with #1 wood added?



April 19, 2009, 08:27 AM
That's a #3 with #1 wood as you suspected. I'm not aware that the factory ever coined the term "Deluxe". I would guess that the term is "gun broker marketing".

The #1 has been available in higher grades from the factory, but they usually use special distributors such as Lipsy's to do the marketing and sales.

April 19, 2009, 08:38 AM
I agree with you...it does look good though.

FWIW: R.L Wilson's "Ruger and His Guns" make no mention of a "Deluxe" #3

April 19, 2009, 08:42 AM
It certainly looks a million bucks.... how does it shoot?

April 19, 2009, 08:58 AM
Those were commonly referred to as a Ruger 'Number Two' by Ruger rifle buffs- about the only iteration of these guns that stirs my soul as a rifleman.