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Old 07-23-2014, 10:16 PM   #1
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i have a blue service six, it had just a few minor little specks of rust on the cylinder here and there which i've got smooth and i am keeping it oiled. my wife sold some things we didn't need anymore today and split the money with me which brings me to my question. i asked my local shop that has a sp101 he said he would take my service six and $250.00 for it or $350.00 boot on a gp100. my service six is tight on lockup, smooth trigger and dead on accurate out to 20yds which is the farthest i've shot it. i've also got every spare part for it as springs, plungers, pawl, bar ect. i thought about getting ammo and my ccw but thought i would ask this question, the one thing that bothers me is i've got a great gun already and by trading i've heard of new guns having problems even tho it's just a few. if i trade i won't be able to get ammo or ccw but i have 300rds already. so what would ya'll do? trade to a new ruger or keep the service six and get ammo and my ccw? thanks for any help.

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Old 07-23-2014, 11:23 PM   #2
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How much cash do you have in your hand?

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$300 and saving it won't be an option as we have nothing hardly each month to put back. it's either keep mine and spend the money on other things i've been wanting or put my gun and money for another gun. thanks

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Trade only if you really want something new. The money part sounds fair. The part most likely to feel better on your Six is the trigger. Rugers are rock solid but often heavy-triggered out of the box. The part most likely to be better on the 101/GP100 is the sights. Check them out when you get a chance, and you will make an informed decision. What a great dilemma to have. Good luck!

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do ya'll think another cylinder would drop right in my gun or would it have to be fitted? also has anyone ever tried this stuff BLUE WONDER ARMADILLO GUN & METAL RUST PREVENTATIVE. thanks

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Why not just buff it out and reblue it?

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Why not just buff it out and reblue it?
Why do people get new wives?

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I would keep the security 6 and buy the GP100

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if it was me, and i was on that tight a budget, i'd keep the Service Six, and pass on the others and keep that $300 in my pocket.

the GP100 is the pistol that Ruger replaced the Service Six with. both are excellent pistols, so IMO, for the extra money spent in trading, i see little gain. i would only trade if their were something to gain.

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I'd keep the Service Six. I'd call Ruger or a trusted gunsmith and see how much it would cost to re-blue the entire gun. Most likely, much, much less than the GP100.

I would then put away 1/2 of the left over cash, for a rainy day, take Mama out to dinner on the other 1/2 and pocket the rest for some other goodies.

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