Picked up my old Model Single Six

Discussion in 'Ruger Revolver Forums' started by jstanfield103, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. jstanfield103

    jstanfield103 Member

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    I Posted this in the Rimfire section too. I hope it wont bother too many.

    I have had two other single sixes and stupidly sold them. I now have a NM Blackhawk 357 and a NM Bisley Blackhawk 44 Magnum, a Redhawk 357 (I Love them all but this Redhawk is just comfortable to shoot )
    One of the single Sixes that I had was a three screw that was converted and I really never wanted an unconverted one and did not understand the big deal that everyone talked about the action. I thought the converted ones had a great action.
    Well now I understand. I walked into my LGS yesterday (3-20-2015 and low and behold there set a three screw standard 6.5" Single Six. Bluing worn on Cylinder and end of barrel (holster wear ) but the gun actually looked to be in very good shape. No Dings , Dents and scratches. Original box and Wow it was a convertible model with the 22 Mag cylinder also.
    I asked the salesman if it was a converted model. He did not know (he is really a good guy that I have known for just a short while but he runs an honest shop and I like doing business with him). I asked him if I could see it so he got it out and handed it to me. I have never seen a non converted Single Six in person before. I could not believe my eyes it was unconverted. Serial # started with 21-xxxxx so it is a 1972 model late 72. When I fingered the action I was bit. I could not believe the difference in feel and sound, the trigger pull was unbelievable. He had a price of $410.00 on it. I put it in Layaway until I could get the money up to buy it.
    Well I picked it up today and could not be happier. I Love this little gun. Fired 12 rounds before I had to leave for work. It shot just a tad to the right and I thought it was just me, but after getting home from work and got to looking at the gun I noticed that the sight was drifted to the right which would of put just about where it was hitting. I drifted the sight center and I know it will be dead on now. The trigger is so light and crisp, just unbelievable.
    Today I will also burn up some of my saved up 22LR and Magnum ammo.
    Like I said this gun has some character and I really do like it that way.


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  2. Tommycourt

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    I believe congrats is in order for finding such a "rare" find. As long as you are happy with it, that's all it counts. Good for you!!!
    Tommy
     

  3. jstanfield103

    jstanfield103 Member

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    Thanks Tommy appreciate the comment
     
  4. dandzivi

    dandzivi New Member

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    Congrats on your find! I too have an old model single six like yours. It is one of if not the most accurate Rugers that I own. I always enjoy shooting it.
     
  5. OldTexan

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    Terrific bit of luck coming upon that gun. Congrats and enjoy......I had one back in the early '70s and sold it. Always regret doing so. Literally don't make them like that today.
     
  6. softpoint

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    i allso have an old single six. looked up the serial no,s and it was made in 1959. its a 22 mag only. i got it off a guy for putting a radiator in his car. still shoots great.
     
  7. Ernesto

    Ernesto In the army now..

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    Nice touch on the display with it resting on wood and all.
     
  8. trainman

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    I bought my very first Ruger single six in 1957. They only sold for 63.00$. I shot the heck out of it for a long time. Then when the new models came out I got a letter from Ruger asking me to send it in, and get it converted. I didn't do that, I went out and bought a New Model Single six, .22/.22mag. I still have the original gun, and it still shoots great. The new gun also shoots great, which should be no surprise to anyone here.
     
  9. Gabby

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    Yup I'm over there too and saw your post, and commented that I recently traded for one my self.
    Small world aint it?
    Gabby
     
  10. 5thShock

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    A beautiful gun, and a refined and ejumicated eye to like it as it is.
     
  11. DoubleR

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    Welcome to our wonderful forum! Please take a minute and introduce yourself in the Introduction section! We love to know who were talking too and give a proper welcome! :)
     
  12. jstanfield103

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    Thanks DoubleR for the welcome. I have not updated this for a while so I thought I would share some of the current pictures.

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  13. DoubleR

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    Wow! Very nice! So glad you did!
     
  14. Broon

    Broon New Member

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    That is one nice looking revolver
     
  15. buster40c

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    Yeppers that is one fine looking revolver.
     
  16. DoubleR

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    Welcome to the forum!
    We encourage all new members to take a minute and post a thread in the introduction section. We like to know who were talking to and always like to give a proper welcome! :)
     
  17. mdgilbreath

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    I own a no converted 3 screw 22 with both cylinders it's a 1970 year I believe, it was my first pistol. I used it take my permit class an shot 100% with it. ImageUploadedByRuger Forum1445926420.766893.jpg
     
  18. jstanfield103

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    mdgilbreath,
    Mine is a 1972 model, the last year they made the three screw. I would Love to see some more 3 screw. post'em if you gottem.
     
  19. gunslinger669

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    A beauty! Who did the engraving?