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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 2 years 12 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 2 years 12 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 18 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 19 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 22 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 31 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 31 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 32 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 33 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 33 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 33 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 33 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 19 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 33 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 33 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 32 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 31 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 31 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 18 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 2 years 12 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 22 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 2 years 12 weeks ago

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

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