In the next several series of articles I will attempt to provide a general overview of each of the Ruger Single Action revolvers made from through I will also list some of the major types and variations of these guns. I hope these articles will be interesting for the readers and especially the beginning Ruger collectors - and hopefully they will influence some of you to begin to collect Rugers. Without them I would not have been able to even attempt to pen these articles. They are worth their weight in gold when it comes to building your collection. There are many advanced Ruger collectors that could easily add much more to these writings. However, I did not feel the need to go so deep and into so many details that it might become confusing and overwhelming to the beginners.
Prior tothe Single-Six was produced without the transfer bar mechanism, making it less safe to carry with all six chambers loaded, and with the hammer resting on a loaded chamber.
The transfer bar safety allows the revolver to fire only when the trigger has been pulled. Ruger provides the transfer bar safety upgrade free of charge for owners of any old model Single-Six,  though this may come with a significant trigger feel penalty.
Nov 08, After Ruger started making the convertibles in late or , not real sure of the date, almost all Single-Sixes were convertibles. They made a few 6 1/2 in. bl. guns in Mag. only and they made a few 5 1/2 in bl. guns in only. Anyone having a 5 1/2 in bl. Single-Six with only a cylinder, needs to call Ruger to get a letter. 17 rows Single-Six Standard Model Revolver (Manufactured from to ) Caliber: 22 LR . 45 rows New Model Single-Six (Includes Bisley Models & 50th Anniversary Model) Caliber: 22 LR, .
The New Model Single-Six is currently chambered in. Ruger manufactures several "convertible" models that ship with both a.
For those models that ship with both cylinders, the last 3 digits of the serial number are engraved on the front of the cylinder; only cylinders that have been properly timed should be used with any given revolver.
36 rows Ruger does not necessarily produce firearms in serial number order. There are occasions . Enter your Ruger serial number above to view its model number, product line, caliber, production status, ship date and instruction manual. Note: This service is provided as reference only, and accuracy is not guaranteed. For specific questions or additional information, please contact Customer Service. Security-Six, Speed-Six, Police Service-Six Revolver (Manufactured from to ) Calibers: Mag, 38 Spl, 9mm Beginning Serial Number: Years of Production:
The term Super Single-Six refers to those models which have fully adjustable target sights. Both of these revolvers are stainless steel variants of the Single-Six design with fiber optic sights.
The Single-Ten is chambered in.
The New and Old Model Ruger Single Six
Ruger reintroduced this caliber option in and in September released the Single-Seven in. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It has been suggested that Ruger Bisley be merged into this article.
Single-Six type One Flatgate # Single-Six Type One Flatgate # with Ruger's original "Red Barn" factory. Plum color /2" with Ruger patch and belt buckle. /2" Roundgate convertible with XR3-RED grip frame. /2" barrel model with XR3 grip frame & Walnut grips. Every Ruger firearm ever produced features a unique serial number stamped into the gunmetal that includes information about the date the firearm was manufactured. Unfortunately, Ruger does not ship a comprehensive manual on how to read those production dates with their products. This can lead to confusion if you come. Apr 07, The serial number on my gun has a letter in front of the number and I'm not seeing anything like that on the Ruger Website. The serial number on my gun is D (picture attached) and that number is also marked on the box. Can someone tell me what year my Single-Six was manufactured? Thank you.
Discuss Proposed since April Type of Single action. Archived from the original on Match the serial number on your weapon to the serial number ranges that appear in the new pop-up window.
This will tell you the year of manufacture for your Ruger firearm. Firearm manufacturers usually etch the serial number on the top of the barrel near the bolt handle on a rifle or on the side of the frame on a pistol.
Other often-used locations include the butt of the rifle, the side of the rifle receiver or on the back of the pistol grip beneath the hammer slot. Always treat a firearm as if it were loaded.
Make sure the safety is on at all times and never point it towards a person or any areas where people might be located. Joshua Benjamin began as a professional freelance writer in He has successfully published numerous articles spanning a broad range of topics.
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