All Super Single Sixes were Convertibles except for one or more of the Factory Plated guns that was sold to employees. They turn into great collectibles. There is a barely perceptible amount of side-to-side play in the cylinder lockup with no front-to-rear play. However, for the price you probably shouldnt have to do that. Mechanics: This revolver has a tight lockup. It was exactly what I had wanted and as soon as I had that last penny saved, it was mine. Fits single action with or without lock, stainless and blued firearms.
Install took about 3 minuets. Factory gunfighter grips off and these new grips on in less than five minutes. In 2011 Ruger introduced the Single-Ten and in 2012 they introduced the Single-Nine. The rear sight is a flat topped square notch dovetailed into the top strap. Had a small problem ordering on-line, contacted Ruger service and it was fixed in minutes. Found one 2 weeks ago in about the same condition as yours. Stocks for this frame were oil-finished walnut, and cylinders were blued steel.
The Single-Ten is chambered in. Benjamin's areas of expertise include auto repair, computer hardware and software, firearms operation and maintenance, and home repair and maintenance. Bill Hamm Got something to say about this article? All Auctions are conducted in Pacific Time. In particular, a larger ejector rod head replaced the small-serrated head, and the flat loading gate was replaced by a rounded gate, which fit the contour of the frame. Only a temporary setback, because I wasted no time in getting another Single Six, then another and another. However, I did not feel the need to go so deep and into so many details that it might become confusing and overwhelming to the beginners. Prior to 1973, the Single-Six was produced without the transfer bar mechanism, making it less safe to carry with all six chambers loaded, and with the hammer resting on a loaded chamber.
After I got the grips on, I did notice some overage and underage of the wood to frame. Payment: Full payment on non-layaway items is required within 14 days. A lot of old guns like this that came with the extra cylinder have lost them over the years, so who knows? Ruger who was also the designer of tools and products , Secretary Walter Berger the accountant and office manager, too , a shop foreman and Walter Sych, who supervised machinery operations and assembly. Product Reviews Disappointing Grips Ive been looking for a pair of grips for my Single-Six. They must be modified to fit, but it isnt difficult to do.
Model: New Model Single Six Convertible Serial Number: 64-82311 Year of Manufacture: 1976 Caliber:. About March 1961 Ruger began to produce these Magnum Only marked guns with an extra. Sometimes we miss, overlook or confuse things and we promise to make it right as best we can when we do. I hope these articles will be interesting for the readers and especially the beginning Ruger collectors — and hopefully they will influence some of you to begin to collect Rugers. Happy Valentine's Day to you. The supplied long screw works as expected and being end threaded, shouldnt let you over tighten grips.
Close up view of 321217's serial number roll mark. I would second the advice from Waveform to acquire a letter from Ruger. I must give credit for much of my Ruger knowledge to my many collector friends from whom I have learned so much over the years. This was fairly common back in that era and something the factory was willing to do then for a modest fee thereby giving the Single Six owner the convertible option. Every Ruger firearm ever produced features a unique serial number stamped into the gunmetal that includes information about the date the firearm was manufactured. The allows the revolver to fire only when the trigger has been pulled. He saw the rising prices of the old Colt Single Action Armys.
This is a natural wood product, color of grain varies. You have a good point. Type of Finish: The finish is blued, with the alloy grip frame painted black. Some of the black frames had not been drilled and tapped for the setscrew for tightening the rear sight. The 90deg forward grip section is snug in that are with no light gap, so no counter rotation or room to do so. The cylinder has a turn-line and some scattered light marks.
They look and feel great! Bluing is 98% plus, no dings in the grips and only a very slight rubbing on the ejector housing. Are they custom fit grips? I have a guess but would like to make sure. Ruger reintroduced this caliber option in 2002, and in September 2014 released the Single-Seven in. The top edges of the frame show thinning. Can you go by the serial number or a code? No box or papers or extra mag cylinder, but I never shot the magnums much on any of my Single Sixes, anyway. Flat loading gate and small, serrated ejector rod head earliest variation. Today these complete pristine packages will bring a premium from the discriminating collector.