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Ruger Single Six

I have an opportunity to purchase a Ruger Single Six that was manufactured in 1955. It is the "flatgate" model that has only one previous owner who purchased it new in 1955. It has a serial number under 10,000. It appears to be in excellent condition as it's been a safe queen for quite some time. Do you believe at $325 it's work buying?

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from Dawson Lee wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW 1950...............................................30 years before i was born! wonder what it was like back then

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from Dawson Lee wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW 1950...............................................30 years before i was born! wonder what it was like back then

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from Craig Pulkownik wrote 2 years 5 weeks ago

Ditto one empty hole, have a Super Blackhawk that i use like this, one less round is no penalty to pay(hunting)

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from Pup49 wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Buy it-good buy. I would not change it by adding the transfer bar because I have a more modern one to shoot. Plus, an experienced shooter could use the empty cylinder technique.

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from MOOSE wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

In my opinion you can sometimes find nice firearms in that price range but beauty is in the eye of the beholder so with it being so exceptional I say it's a no brainer. Get it off your chest and buy it. Would be a fine weapon to pass down someday....good luck

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from DSMbirddog wrote 2 years 18 weeks ago

I believe Ruger will update that older pistol so that it has a transfer bar and all the cylinders can be safely loaded. I also think they do it free of charge.

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from 6phunter wrote 2 years 18 weeks ago

THE PRICE is well within reason,the new models have a tranfer attachment for safety on a loaded chamber,the older don;t, so safety is not a problem if know this already. good shooting

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from Bull Elk wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

Well, the serial number is actually #1995...yes,#1995,and it was made in August 1954 according to an email I recieved from Ruger earlier today. Wow, what a beauty! The bluing is rich dark blue, like it just came out of the box. The gun looks like it would grade around 98%. It came with the orginal box, paper work (including original purchase receipt), manual and a bunch of other goodies. According to the previous owner, it was last shot around 1959/60 and probably had less than a couple of hundred rounds through it. He said he took it out and cleaned it every year, but stopped shooting it about 50 years ago. What a find!

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from JM1993 wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

I cant post a link, but if you want to see the auction(s) go to "gunbroker.com" and search "ruger single six"

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from JM1993 wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

On a current auction - There is a Ruger Single-Six with the serial number "19516" that they have found was made in 1955. It has 29 bids and the highest is currently at $615(and going to go up). So yes, if the condition is above 85% I would say it is a steal at that price!

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from 25-06 guy wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

Check out the new ones the price has gone way up. Also check on Rugers web site I think there was a recall on the old ones, but I'm not a 100% sure what to look for.

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from 25-06 guy wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

Check out the new ones the price has gone way up. Also check on Rugers web site I think there was a recall on the old ones, but I'm not a 100% sure what to look for.

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from Pup49 wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Buy it-good buy. I would not change it by adding the transfer bar because I have a more modern one to shoot. Plus, an experienced shooter could use the empty cylinder technique.

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from JM1993 wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

On a current auction - There is a Ruger Single-Six with the serial number "19516" that they have found was made in 1955. It has 29 bids and the highest is currently at $615(and going to go up). So yes, if the condition is above 85% I would say it is a steal at that price!

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from JM1993 wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

I cant post a link, but if you want to see the auction(s) go to "gunbroker.com" and search "ruger single six"

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from Bull Elk wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

Well, the serial number is actually #1995...yes,#1995,and it was made in August 1954 according to an email I recieved from Ruger earlier today. Wow, what a beauty! The bluing is rich dark blue, like it just came out of the box. The gun looks like it would grade around 98%. It came with the orginal box, paper work (including original purchase receipt), manual and a bunch of other goodies. According to the previous owner, it was last shot around 1959/60 and probably had less than a couple of hundred rounds through it. He said he took it out and cleaned it every year, but stopped shooting it about 50 years ago. What a find!

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from 6phunter wrote 2 years 18 weeks ago

THE PRICE is well within reason,the new models have a tranfer attachment for safety on a loaded chamber,the older don;t, so safety is not a problem if know this already. good shooting

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from DSMbirddog wrote 2 years 18 weeks ago

I believe Ruger will update that older pistol so that it has a transfer bar and all the cylinders can be safely loaded. I also think they do it free of charge.

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from Craig Pulkownik wrote 2 years 5 weeks ago

Ditto one empty hole, have a Super Blackhawk that i use like this, one less round is no penalty to pay(hunting)

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from Dawson Lee wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW 1950...............................................30 years before i was born! wonder what it was like back then

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from MOOSE wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

In my opinion you can sometimes find nice firearms in that price range but beauty is in the eye of the beholder so with it being so exceptional I say it's a no brainer. Get it off your chest and buy it. Would be a fine weapon to pass down someday....good luck

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from Dawson Lee wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW 1950...............................................30 years before i was born! wonder what it was like back then

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