single six teardown

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by benhanak, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. benhanak

    benhanak New Member

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    well, i bought a 1st run single six and it was crazy dirty. i took her apart and wowsers, she was abused. here are some before pics and a few after[​IMG]

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  2. benhanak

    benhanak New Member

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    oops, first run new single six. sorry
     

  3. MagBlackhawk

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    Congrats,
    I think the best looking ones have the 5.5" barrel like what I believe I'm looking at in the pic's.
    And in stainless too! Nice. :D
     
  4. VThillman

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    Good job, Ben. Gonna have a custom front sight?
     
  5. DrDenby

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    That's some damn fine work, Ben

    Sweet wheeler.

    What did you use? Mothers Mag? Flitz?

    Doc
     
  6. SavageGuy

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    Looks great! But uh, don't forget about the front sight
     
  7. benhanak

    benhanak New Member

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    i used mothers and a my bench grinder has a polishing pad from an old buffer fashioned to it.

    and yes, im going to add a fiber front sight. ordered today. now to call ruger about fitting a 22 mag cylinder for me, if they even do that. ive read vastly different reports on that.

    thanks for the compliments
     
  8. VThillman

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    My Single Six must be a 3rd run, eh? 64-00xxx.

    I tested out the mag cylinder for my gun. No function problem, but loud!
     
  9. benhanak

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    mine shows to be made early 1973 which is a first year for "new model" according to rugers site.

    im looking for that mag cylinder and cant find one
     
  10. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    Year for mine appears to be 1975. I need to keep my mag cylinder in case I want to give the gun to a friend/relative. It ain't stainless anyway. I'm guessing that most 'orphan' cylinders are from defunct guns. Even Rugers must wear out.
     
  11. barracudadave67

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    Nice clean up work. I clean mine like that after every shooting session. I like all my single sixes, and black hawks. A clean gun = good gunliness.

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  12. benhanak

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    i will love this one henceforth, he now lives with his new brethren.

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  13. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Yup a little mothers and a buffing wheel can make it look like nickel plated. Nice job for sure.
     
  14. benhanak

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    im still not totally pleased, i may try some 2000 wet paper and then some hand polishing. i paint cars and want my revolvers to have that glassy look like my clearcoat finishes.