I just noticed Ruger discontinued this model. What a shame, I loved the stock over the ones with the cuts on the end of the forearm. I wonder why they discontinued it? I was gonna buy a new one and have open sights put on it.
There are lots of 1B's on Gunbroker. Prices are getting higher. You should be able to find one you like. I don't know about that putting sights on a 1B. The Tropical version and 1A have sights. I removed the back sight on my 1A.
I noticed that also. I have one in stainless in 25-06 that I was thinkin of selling until I saw they discontinued them and most in stainless I saw going for around $1200+ so figure I need to just keep it.