ruger single six new vs old

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Drkuhar, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Drkuhar

    Drkuhar New Member

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    I was looking at a new single six convertable for about 475. A guy I know has a old single six convertable from late sixties to early seventies looks to be in good shape for 275.00. These are 22lr/22mag. Is there any difference I need to be cautious of if I go with the older one
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    I would buy the older one in a second. Ruger will "convert" an old model to a new model for no charge if that is what you want. The old ones do not have a transfer bar(safety feature).
     

  3. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Get the old--DO NOT convert it!
     
  4. txpossum

    txpossum New Member

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    Very good price for the old one. Grab it and run. I much prefer the "three screw" model to the new models.
     
  5. Drkuhar

    Drkuhar New Member

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    On the old ones will the cylinders be stamped like the new ones to make sure they match or does it matter that much
     
  6. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes the serial number(or part of it) is barely visible on the cylinders. Often you can swap cylinders between different Rugers without any problems(not always).
     
  7. Drkuhar

    Drkuhar New Member

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    The 22lr cylinder is stamped with a matching serial number last three digits of the gun. The other cylinder has no stamping or marks on it. . He said he has never used the other cylinder. How would I verify it is a 22 mag cylinder and that it would work. He is over an hour away from me. I dont know how to verify this and dont want to get stuck
     
  8. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    The back of the 22 mag cylinder does not have a recess like the 22 LR cylinder(the backs look totally different). Here is a mag cylinder back.
     

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  9. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Converted to transfer bar rugers are safe to carry all chambers loaded not converted are 5 shot only.

    Ive fired both cant tell any functional difference.

    If it has been converted its worth a little less if the original parts arent there.

    Cylinders will be marked with a portion of the serial. Usually electro penciled the last four.
     
  10. Drkuhar

    Drkuhar New Member

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    Thanks for the help everybody. I guessed my asking questions freaked the guy out now he wont sell it . I personally think he might have been scamming and I knew what to look for now and he realized it
     
  11. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Sounds bout right. There are a lot of those convertables missing the 22 mag cylinder or 22 lr cylinder.