We start with your Ruger No. 3 stock and transform it into the sleek and slender American Saddle Rifle seen here. In addition to thinning the comb of the stock, we also form panels behind the receiver similar to those on the Ruger No.1 rifles and other higher quality rifles of the singleshot era. 

Likewise, the forearm is dramatically thinned and shortened and optionally we install a genuine pewter tip as found on the higher grades of yesteryear's rifles. A Schnable forearm as seen below is standard treatment.

No. 1 African Light Rifle

Several options are available for the Ruger No.3

rifles including the Pewter Tip as seen to the left and a flat buttplate to replace the military-style Ruger buttplate. The flat plate better transfers recoil to the shoulder in the large calibre No.3s.

No. 1 Woodland Stalker

Saint Hubertus No. 1 Tribute Rifle

If you like your Ruger No.3 now, wait until we perform our magic on it. You will absolutely love it!

Mr. Bill Ruger left us single-shot rifle fans a wonderful legacy in his masterpiece No.1 Single Shot Rifle. In less than 50 years it has become, arguably, the most popular center-fire single-shot sporting rifle in the world. It IS the new Classic by which all others will be judged. However, as good as it is, there's room for improvement that will enhance the handling and enjoyment of this fine rifle by those who ask for more of a factory rifle.

While most No.1s come equipped with open sights, the stock was designed for use with a scope. For those shooters who prefer the classic open sights, the comb is too high to comfortably view those sights. We can lower and thin the comb so that when the hunter mounts the rifle the sights are easily and quickly aligned with the target. By lowering the comb, the felt recoil against the cheek is significantly reduced as well.

While we appreciate the classic Alex Henry forearm, through the years it has become clubby and much less slender than in earlier versions. We have reduced its bulk and length and added a faux ebony tip for the English Stalking Rifle or the classic Austrian-style Schnable forearm tip for a decidedly Germanic Stalking Rifle. These treatments, along with our thinning of the buttstock results in a mimic of those more slender and elegant sporting rifles of the pre-World War I era.

Until you handle one of our No. 1 Trophy Rifles, you can't imagine how removing just the right amount of wood - in just the right places - can result in a rifle that handles like a fine shotgun. It's as if the rifle has a mind of its own and seems to float to your shoulder and aim itself instinctively.

Our service costs much less than the thousands charged for custom restocking work and results in a No. 1 Trophy Rifle that is sure to become your favorite rifle and a treasured heirloom.

Call us today to discuss your Trophy Rifle!

   Phone 775-453-9355    

or email: rjrenner@protonmail.com 

No. 1 Stalking Rifle

Also available is our unique African Light Rifle. Inspired by the famous Farquharson single shots, the African Light Rifle is light, nimble, and deadly to extremes of hunting range. The African Light Rifle features a 26-inch barrel for maximum sight radius and ballistic performance from the justly famous .303 British and .275 Rigby cartridges for which it is chambered. Other chamberings are also available. Call for more information.

Price for the African Light Rifle package is $2000.

We start with your Ruger No. 1 and begin by rebarreling it to accept your favorite big-bore pistol cartridge, such as the ever-popular .44 Magnum, or the .454 Casull, or the powerhouse .480 Ruger or the .50 AE. 

While those were just a few suggestions, the choice of cartridge is yours.

Once the new Douglas Premium barrel is installed, we carve, fit, checker, and finish the 16-inch forearm and fit all the proper RSI hardware to complete the look you see above. We also perform our standard Trophy Rifle treatment of lowering the comb and thinning the buttstock so you can actually use those iron sights.

The result is a fast-handling, lightweight, accurate and powerful carbine that is a joy to carry into the woods.

The cost for this magical treatment is only $1,995.00 as our Introductory Price.

Deeply etched on the right side of the receiver (left side of this photo) is our stylized rendition of the St. Hubertus symbol of the stag with the cross in its antlers. According to legend, the vision of the stag with the cross in its antlers, as seen by St. Hubertus, led to his conversion and not only his abandonment of a life of wine, women and song, but also his development of a deep and profound respect for the other creatures of God’s Nature and teaching that respect through the principles of fair chase hunting.

The left side of this bespoke rifle bears the etched image of the first initial of client’s family name. This simplified "family crest" is a silent reminder of the family pledge that was taken by the hunter who bears this fine heirloom rifle. This one feature elevates an ordinary hunting rifle into an extraordinary family heirloom to be cherished for many years.

This service is offered in conjunction with our Trophy Rifle package, whether English or Germanic, and the cost for this unique service is only $250.

St. Hubertus is honored among hunters as the father of ethical hunting behavior. It’s said that he established the principles of wildlife conservation way back in medieval times. He also advocated only shooting an animal when a humane, clean and quick kill is assured.These basic principles of showing the highest respect for the animal and fair chase include giving the game a reasonable chance to evade the hunter while ensuring that the game isn’t harassed during the hunt. In keeping with the spirit of fair chase, many Hubertus hunters use single shot rifles with iron sights only or archery tackle. The purist of the creed will further challenge him or herself by limiting their pursuit to foot or horseback and stalking to within 100 meters or closer before taking the shot. The belief is that a good hunter needs only one good shot.

Unlike the typical Hubertus rifles of Europe, our St. Hubertus Tribute Rifle is a bespoke rifle and displays graphic features that become constant reminders of the pledge that the hunter has made to uphold the Creed of St. Hubertus. His or her pledge is also to teach sons and daughters this creed to be carried down as a family tradition.


No. 3 American Saddle Rifle

Crafting Single-Shot and Mauser-Pattern Trophy Rifles

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