what would ya'll do?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by old fart, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. old fart

    old fart Member

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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.
     
  2. ctshooter

    ctshooter New Member

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    How much cash do you have in your hand?
     

  3. old fart

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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
     
  4. Mercator

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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!
     
  5. old fart

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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
     
  6. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    Why not just buff it out and reblue it?
     
  7. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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    Why do people get new wives?

    Oh no. Definitely running for cover tonight. :D
     
  8. Mongo

    Mongo Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I would keep the security 6 and buy the GP100
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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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.
     
  10. eatmydust

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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.

    Just my opinion, like it or leave it.
     
  11. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The Service Six is an excellent revolver. Keep the money and the gun. Quit worrying about the finish so much and use it. If you carry it it will get holster wear. If you fix it up it will become a safe queen. Use the money to get your ccw and some ammo if it is burning a hole in your pocket. And buy your wife something for being so nice and splitting the money. It does not have to be big but something she wants and would not buy on her own. It pays to keep a good wife happy.
     
  12. headhunter

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    To "piggy back" off what others have said, keep the old friend. Before you do anything drastic get some fine fine steelwool (like for wood finishing) and saturate it with WD 40 . Buff the rusted parts keeping the steel wool saturated. Wipe it down and let us know the results.
    I learn this from friends that owned a gunshop for prepping used guns for sale.
     
  13. Hookeye

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    Run it til it looks like total crap and then cerakote.
     
  14. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Keep your revolver or I can promise, you will regret it later. All of my biggest firearm regrets are over guns I sold, not ones I bought. Save your pennies and get the other one later.
     
  15. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

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    [​IMG] Gospel truth.