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Old May 8, 2012, 08:32 AM   #1
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Ruger speed six

Found a Ruger Speed Six over the weekend. 2 3/4 barrel .357.
Looks like it was a police trade-in. The shop owner says he is getting them from Australia. Looks a bit dinged up and the serial number is engraved on a couple places. Frame barrel and crane.

Into layaway it went

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Old May 8, 2012, 09:35 AM   #2
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Nice! Give us some pics when you get her in. They are hard to find.
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Old May 8, 2012, 10:42 AM   #3
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Will do.
I have a Ruger GP-100 with 3 inch barrel on payments too. I'm hoping the gun shop will let me switch to a 6 inch GP-100 now.

I think the Speed six will fill the role I had in mind for the 3 inch GP-100.
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Old May 8, 2012, 07:52 PM   #4
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Good choice, the Speed Six is a fine revolver. Is it stainless steel or blued? If stainless, you could work some of the dings out yourself.
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Old May 9, 2012, 07:28 AM   #5
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It is stainless. It would nice to have someone buff out the bill board on the side of the barrel too.
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Old May 9, 2012, 12:06 PM   #6
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I recently scored this New in the Box 1980 Speed Six in .38spl


and this Friday I will be picking up this New in the Box 1982 Police Service Six in .38spl
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Old May 9, 2012, 12:15 PM   #7
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Nice looking revolvers there.
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Old May 9, 2012, 05:47 PM   #8
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rugersp101-- Very nice. I have a soft spot for those old Rugers. My Security Six is my new hiking buddy, that dang Redhawk is getting heavier or I'm getting older?
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Old May 9, 2012, 06:08 PM   #9
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Thanks guys. I'm hooked on the older one's in addition to the GP and SP now! I figure since I have the .357 covered with the GP's why not two classic service size .38's, they're cheaper to shoot. maybe someday a redhawk.
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Old May 9, 2012, 06:18 PM   #10
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hopefully the shop will let you switch to the 6“. Are they all at the same store?
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Old May 9, 2012, 07:49 PM   #11
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A fine pair of Sixes, you were very fortunate to find them.
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Old May 10, 2012, 07:49 AM   #12
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I was drooling over a minty 3" Postal Inspector-marked Speed Six with the original box and manual, but I couldn't raise the funds in time for the gunbroker auction.
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Old May 10, 2012, 08:10 AM   #13
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hopefully the shop will let you switch to the 6“. Are they all at the same store?
Different places, I'll be out there next week see what they say. Worse case I get the 3 inch GP-100 too. Darn it!
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Old May 10, 2012, 12:40 PM   #14
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Different places, I'll be out there next week see what they say. Worse case I get the 3 inch GP-100 too. Darn it!
I hope they let you change to the 6". Having both sizes would be ideal.
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Old May 10, 2012, 03:06 PM   #15
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I have a Speed Six in .357, nice revolvers there too. Post pics when you can. You can shoot the .357 just as cheap as the .38 Special, but you can't shoot the .38 as hot as you can the .357...

Here's my Speed Six:

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