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Old 06-18-2020, 10:08 AM
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help id old model single six please



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Hi all,

New member here - I just inherited my father in laws old model single six. The serial number is 360833. It has no box,paperwork or extra cylinder.

The cylinder it does have -does not have any markings or numbers engraved on it.

From what i can find online,it appears maybe to be a late 56 or early 57? Its blued and has a 5 1/2 barrel.

I called Ruger any they can not locate the serial number in there record books.

So questions.... What year is it? what model is it? Did it come with one cylinder or two? I dont have any .22- How can you tell if the cylinder is lr or mag.

Also I can email any pics I cant figure out how to load pics- maybe someone can upload them for me?

Thanks for the help,

Ben

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Old 06-18-2020, 10:42 AM
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Pretty simple on the cylinder question. If it's a 22 mag cylinder, a 22 mag round will fit. If the 22 mag round does not fit, you have a 22 LR.

If you have a 22 mag cylinder, do not shoot 22 LRs in it. You'l, often get ruptured cases.
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Old 06-18-2020, 10:49 AM
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Hi Ben welcome to RFC! I may be way off base but I've got an older single six convertible with both cylinders sn 350704 which I show in my records as a 1970.

Easiest way to tell which cylinder you have is to try fitting a .22 LR and .22 mag into it. The mag won't fit the long rifle cylinder and the long rifle will fit loose in a mag cylinder.

If you want me to load your images I'll be glad to...sending you a PM with my addy momentarily.

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Old 06-18-2020, 11:05 AM
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Serial number 360833 was made in 1963 and number 350704 was made in 1962. Guns made in 1970 will have a 20- prefix.

This is according to John Dougan's "Ruger Pistols and Revolvers 1949-1973".

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Old 06-18-2020, 11:23 AM
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Thanks Dan, I updated my inventory. It was a gift from my father in law and he couldn't remember.

Ben, I private messaged you but our forum software is pretty cludgy. My addy is [email protected]

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Old 06-18-2020, 11:56 AM
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Awesome! i responded with the pictures.

I only have lr at the moment. I put a round in it and it didn't seem loose but i defiantly dont want to assume.

1963 !!! Sorry im a bit excited. All I have been doing the last several days was research about the models history etc.

Also is it a convertible model or does anyone know if it came with the 22 mag cylinder also?

Thanks!!

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Old 06-18-2020, 11:57 AM
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Here are pictures of Ben's pistol. Nice looking piece Ben!

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Old 06-18-2020, 03:11 PM
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Oh my! That is a very nice single-six.
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Old 06-18-2020, 03:19 PM
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Go to the sticky at the top of the subforum. https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...d.php?t=318911
Scroll down to Single Six magnum model revolver. You'll find your number there, made in 1963.
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Old 06-18-2020, 03:51 PM
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Beautiful example of a standard Single Six. There was a Super Single Six with adjustable sights, but your fixed sight version makes it is a standard Single Six.

If a 22 LR fits firm, you probably have a 22 LR cylinder. When you insert a 22 LR into a mag cylinder, you'll be able to wiggle the 22 LR round side to side, noticeably. If you're still not confident, then just round up a round of 22 mag.
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Old 06-19-2020, 08:09 PM
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It is easy to tell the difference between lr and mag cylinders. The mag is counter bored and the lr has a groove machined all of the way around the edge of the charge holes
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I did check the serial number lists, but there were two different model pistols it could have been, and It is definitely a .22 mag.

Now to have it checked out to make sure she’s 100 percent and go shooting!

Thanks all for the help!
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Old 06-20-2020, 09:00 AM
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I see in your original post that you state the gun has a 5 1/2" barrel. In the pic it appears as though it has a 6 1/2" barrel. All Single Six magnum models had the longer barrel. Be sure to
measure from the end of the cylinder to the end of the barrel.
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Old 06-20-2020, 09:10 AM
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From cylinder end it is 6.5 inches.
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Old 06-20-2020, 04:15 PM
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It is easy to tell the difference between lr and mag cylinders. The mag is counter bored and the lr has a groove machined all of the way around the edge of the charge holes
Mine look like this. The Long Rifle has a groove around the edge - LEFT - and the Magnum doesn't - RIGHT
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