November 20, 2020
Bill Ruger was a brilliant firearm designer, and part of his brilliance was an ability to take a classic firearm design and reinvent it in a way that made it even more desirable. One of his early designs, the Ruger Blackhawk, was (and is) a modern take on Colt’s single-action revolver. Bill Ruger also designed a single-shot rifle based on the Farquharson falling-block design in the form of the Ruger No. 1. Even in the modern era of carbon-fiber barrels and chassis guns, the elegant No. 1 continues to have a large and loyal following.
Another of Ruger’s forward-thinking developments was the Ruger Model 77. In the 1960s Remington revolutionized the rifle world by...
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