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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








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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
 

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

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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
 

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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!
 

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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!
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
 

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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.
 

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

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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.
 
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