Identify this revolver?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by SWMP9, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. SWMP9

    SWMP9 New Member

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    I shot this revolver a few months ago and have been trying to figure out what it is. I shot .38 Special through it so it might be a .357.
    I thought it was maybe a Ruger GP100 but it doesn't have a full underlug and I believe it is a 4" and don't all 4" GP100s have a full underlug in which case this isn't a GP100. It does have the same push-button cylinder release as the Ruger GP100. The sights are fixed I believe.
    Please let me know if you recognize this revolver.
     

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  2. Mustang

    Mustang New Member

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    Looks to be a Ruger GP100 Half lug...I don't think they make the GP100 in a half lug anymore. I thought they stopped making them in half lugs, but I could be wrong. They did make them in .38 Special and .357 Magnum but can not tell which one the pictured is chambered for. If you shot it a few months ago why can't you ask the person the actual designation of the firearm? If it was a range rental you could always go down in person and ask the employees.
     

  3. superc

    superc Member

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    Ruger Service Six in stainless. [See below. The one below is stoked with +P+.] A very comforting presence when on one's side or in your hand. Available once upon a time in blue, or stainless, in .38 Special or .357, adjustable sights or fixed, short, 4", or 6" bbls., hammers with spurs, hammers without, etc. Different variation/configurations had different names: Service Six, Security Six, Speed Six, etc.). Sadly no longer made, but often encountered nib on gunbroker. IMO, ounce for ounce it was probably the best of the .38 police revolvers, but the timing was wrong and it soon found itself competing with the Wonder-9s for market share. The Redhawks and the GPs are descendants of these.
     

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  4. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    Yup. Ruger Service Six. I've got one in short barrel 357 blued. Good solid
    revolvers, and pretty darned affordable on the used market.
     
  5. SWMP9

    SWMP9 New Member

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    Thanks for all the responses! It belongs to a friend of mine and I couldn't contact him at the time but I was dying to know what revolver that was.
     
  6. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    Damn fine gun. I bet you couldn't pry it out of his hands. I'd jump on one in a heartbeat if given the opportunity. Haven't run across one in years.