i didn't mess this up

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by old fart, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. old fart

    old fart New Member

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    several days ago i saw a ruger stainless security six for $200 at a shop, it had been used alot but was very decent, i waited till the next day and when i went back it was gone. i felt so bad letting it pass by me. well i didn't make another mistake, i found this online and met the guy in person, its a blue ruger service six 357 magnum, doesn't look like its been shot much, a little blueing at the barrel tip where it was carried is about all the wear. i took the pachmayer grips off as they are a little big for me, gonna get a set of compact grips off ebay. ok enough talk here she is. i got the gun for $150, what a deal.
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  2. old fart

    old fart New Member

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    i'm gonna get grips for this, do ya'll think spare parts are needed or wait till i need them? thanks
     

  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    you made out like a bandit! great score on a great pistol! lucky dog!:D

    looking forward to seeing it with the new grips.
     
  4. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a really good deal.
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    just a guess, but if it's not been shot a lot, it probably doesn't need anything. purely a guess on my part though.
     
  6. Mercator

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    More holster wear often means fewer rounds thru it. You can replace the mainspring while at it (a piece o'cake in a ruger), maybe try a lighter one (test it for light strikes) Congrats on a (probably) great deal ---- the proof is in the shooting!
     
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  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Empty it cock it hold the hammer back and at the same time pull the trigger keeping the hammer rearward, while doing that try and wiggle the cylinder. If there is no movement your prolly good to.

    There isn't much to wear on a ruger. They are rugged as hell.
     
  8. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    If that gun goes "bang" at all you did good!
     
  9. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Awesome deal.

    Someone call the cops. This guys a regular thief.

    Congratulations on your new wheel gun. Let us know how she performs.
     
  10. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    I think this is probably true as well.
     
  11. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    "Spare" parts? A case of ammo. Not much else needed. Rugers are tough revolvers. You will likely NEVER wear it out.
     
  12. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    If the pistol has a nice firm click when it locks up he has an heirloom. Like others have said there isn't much to go wrong with a Ruger. I wouldn't buy into that mess about practicing with 38 ammo and shooting 357 ammo for SD. The gun is going to shoot about a foot higher with 357 ammo. Shoot what you plan to use for SD.
     
  13. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Lucky you. Good deal, indeed. And a beautiful revolver.
     
  14. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    You've been had!! Dammit, I hate to do this, but if you'll PM me, I'll see to the safe recycling of that POS for you!:rolleyes: