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Old 03-14-2018, 05:30 PM
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Look what I found in a local gun shop today, a flat gate Single Six, unmodified, and I verified the serial number to 1955, and then I took it to the range and not only is it smooth as silk, it shoots what you aim at! $318.00 out the door. Wooohooo! Next week it's going to get shipped to Bobby Tyler for restoration, color case hardening on the frame, and get mated to a 22mag cylinder. I am thrilled

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Old 03-14-2018, 07:11 PM
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WOW.......Just WOW.....great piece of Ruger history at a steal of a price! Congrats
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:26 PM
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very nice , i like what your doing to save her too , no refit of that original three screw with modern bits , mine is original too ,
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:50 PM
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Forgive my ignorance, but did the early SSes have a steel grip? Also, if they did, were they cast or machined from billet? Just wondering about the color case hardening...

I was given a SS by a family friend. It belonged to her brother, and was stored indifferently after his passing. Its grip is aluminum, and Iím trying to decide how to coat it for best durability/most reasonable cost.

Canít wait to see yours restored!!
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Old 03-16-2018, 10:46 AM
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I believe that the early Single Six grip frames were aluminum, not 100% sure, but all the finish has worn off and it looks like aluminum, and a magnet doesn't like it

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Nice find! But if it were me......I'd love and shoot the snot out of it just as it is. BTW, I don't believe that barrel will accept 22 mags. In '55 they were still .222. I could be wrong though.

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Old 03-17-2018, 10:13 AM
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One of the models which should be part of any Ruger collection. .002 is no big deal if you shoot the copper washed mags like Win DynaPoints; too much is made of that itty bitty difference in a short barrel. Mine was a '56' and it accepted one of my spare mag cylinders, but never did shoot it that way. Ruger made way too many special collectibles for the average crumb earner to afford the complete set.
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Old 03-17-2018, 12:34 PM
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What a nice score ! !

That Single-Six speaks to me, as-is............

After all, it can be in original condition only once, and restoring it (while pretty) wouldn't have the same appeal for me.




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Old 03-21-2018, 05:17 PM
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Grip frame is aluminum, had mine bead blasted and polished. The contrast is intriguing.
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:24 PM
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I mean no disrespect, BigTexasOne, but how does one color case harden aluminum?
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Old 03-22-2018, 05:48 PM
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I mean no disrespect, BigTexasOne, but how does one color case harden aluminum?
Aluminum is colored by anodizing but i've never seen it done like case hardened steel.

Maybe they will paint it like Rough Riders are done.
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:50 PM
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Iím serious. If thereís a way to make an aluminum frame look color case hardened, I have a single six that needs some of that!!
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Congrats BTO... very nice find!

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I mean no disrespect, BigTexasOne, but how does one color case harden aluminum?
I'm guessing that he's probably just getting the receiver done... maybe the cylinder too?
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:23 PM
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Congrats BTO... very nice find!


I'm guessing that he's probably just getting the receiver done... maybe the cylinder too?
Ah yes. I read too hastily. Dang! That would look sweet...

Wishful thinking?
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Old 04-07-2018, 09:44 PM
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I have changed my mind. After taking her to the range a few times, and loving the 2.5 lb trigger and the superb accuracy, I've fallen in love with the look, the feel, the history, the ****ed thing is so nice, I ain't gonna fix nuthin! She will stay as is!
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