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Old 12-27-2012, 02:53 AM
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I am convinced that after thousands of rounds of R/f bullets and hundreds of rounds of Magnums, that you can't wear a Single Six out!
My only complaint is that "Sale" o bulk ammo is so dirty that you must keep the cylinder clean for easy loading and ejection.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:57 AM
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Been trying in vain to wear out a near 50yr old Old Model for about 12-13yrs. Has to have at least 20,000rds through it in the last five years alone.
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I'm not normally that OCD about cleaning my guns. After all modern smokeless is pretty clean. But my old 50's vintage SS drives me to clean it every few hundred rounds simply because the chambers gum up and it makes it hard to load and eject. So it sees more "lovin'" than many of my other guns other than my S&W 17 which shares the same tight chamber dimensions.

As for wearing it out? Well mine is from back in the late 50's to early 60's and from the looks of it saw a LOT of ammo pass thru it during it's previous life. Me? I'm likely only up to around a thousand through it in the two and a bit years I've had it. Too many other guns screaming for equal time....

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Old 01-10-2013, 11:22 PM
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I picked up a used SS made in the 60's. Functions flawlessly. I'd very much like to get it refinished though, she definitely shows her age.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:35 PM
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I picked up a used SS made in the 60's. Functions flawlessly. I'd very much like to get it refinished though, she definitely shows her age.
It would be like giving a classy old actress plastic surgery... Oh wait, I guess they do that all the time....
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:51 PM
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Justin,

An old single six handles age spots better than any other type of weapon. It's called character or battle scars. I've been guilty of using Krylon Satin Black to repaint the grip frame and trigger guard, then using anodizing touch-up for the front edge of the aluminum ejector housing. Sorta cleans em up a bit without the high price of a hot dip.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:40 AM
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Been trying in vain to wear out a near 50yr old Old Model for about 12-13yrs. Has to have at least 20,000rds through it in the last five years alone.
OMG, I just realized my Stainless SS is 40 years old. I bought it new, am I old too?

It's still going strong, and shows very little wear. By no means as many rounds as my MKI, I picked up at the same time, but it's consumed thousands of rounds without getting out of time. I have spare parts and springs for it, that have never been out of the package. But if one gives up, I have it covered.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:24 PM
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It's fun, though, to try and wear out a rimfire.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:17 PM
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That's what my SS Single-Six has in common with my black iron pans....not only doesn't it wear out, it keeps getting better!

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Old 01-15-2013, 08:03 PM
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BC Rider: just curious about Canadian regulations re. purchase/possession of a Single Six. Is there a barrel length restriction?
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only problem now is finding some .22 ammo to run through them ...
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