Ruger #3 in .375

by Slow Hand ⌂ @, Indiana, Sunday, November 24, 2019, 08:47 (253 days ago)

I swung by our local baby Cabala’s yesterday and in their gun library they had a Ruger No 3 in .375. I honestly didn’t know they chambered #3’s in that caliber. I’m pretty sure I’ve only seen them in .45-70 and .22 Hornet. It had a couple of scrapes in the wood on the right side by the action and was missing the rear sight. Asking price was $650, which didn’t seem too bad for a Ruger single shot, especially at a Cabela’s! I’m trying to figure out what use I would have for it that would justify it, as well as ammo, brass, dies, bullet mold etc etc...


Ruger #3 in .22 Hornet, 30-40 Krag, and .45-70, ONLY. nt

by guest, Sunday, November 24, 2019, 09:07 (253 days ago) @ Slow Hand


Incorrect. They made some in 375 Win. as well. nt

by Jimmy P., Florida Panhandle, Sunday, November 24, 2019, 10:07 (253 days ago) @ guest


Thank you for correction. Would think uncommon. nt

by guest, Sunday, November 24, 2019, 12:15 (253 days ago) @ Jimmy P.


self-correcting, also aparently .44 Mag. Need to talk to

by guest, Sunday, November 24, 2019, 12:23 (253 days ago) @ guest

Dave Cambell, and tell him he told me wrong.

I didn't know about the 44. Or if I did, I forgot. nm

by Jimmy P., Florida Panhandle, Sunday, November 24, 2019, 13:40 (253 days ago) @ guest


The 44 was the least common. Nt

by Jared, Sunday, November 24, 2019, 18:02 (253 days ago) @ Jimmy P.


I used to have one in .375 Win....

by Otony, Sunday, November 24, 2019, 16:01 (253 days ago) @ Slow Hand

......had it rebarreled to .30-30, got a lot more use out of it.

It was too light as a .375, and my buddy’s #3 in .45-70 was a psychoanalysts dream. You have to be crazy in the head to fire it.


I like my 45-70 but I avoid Marlin and Ruger level loads in

by Jared, Sunday, November 24, 2019, 18:03 (253 days ago) @ Otony


Ran a buuuunnnch of Barnes XBTs through Jimmy's

by John K., Monday, November 25, 2019, 18:47 (252 days ago) @ Otony

One long ago CSA. Brisk, but not as bad as that short stocked 7lb M95 steyr I converted to 45-70. Once you get 560s past 1600fps, it doesnt take very long to get a lasting dose.

I think I bought that #3 from Jimmy later.

Ruger #3 in .375

by J.Michael @, peoples republic of new jersey, Sunday, November 24, 2019, 18:21 (253 days ago) @ Slow Hand

I have 2 in 22 hornet but would trade one for a 44 mag suppressed it would make the perfect NJ gun for the poaching season.:)


by Hoot @, Diversityville, Liberal-sota, Monday, November 25, 2019, 09:09 (252 days ago) @ Slow Hand

Not a bad price at all....especially with the 'Cabelas factor' thrown in. Dad has a couple as well as Bro' Dan. I have only a .30-40 in the No. 3. I would be seriously looking at how to pay for that'un.

Very good deal

by cubrock, Monday, November 25, 2019, 13:58 (252 days ago) @ Slow Hand

The .375s are not at all common.

Ruger #3 in .375

by E Sisk, Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 16:19 (236 days ago) @ Slow Hand

Have a #3 in .22 Hornet, and one in .375 Winchester. I picked up a #1 stock for cheap because he did not know what it fit. Makes the .375 a real easy shooter. It will do a feral pig 'Bad'. I seem to remember the .44's were a CHP special run or something like that.

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