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Old July 10, 2014, 05:45 PM   #1
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service six?

I have a blued 357 police service six and I seen a stainless steel cylinder online that is from a stainless service six. I thought that would look good on my revolver, so my question is can I buy a complete cylinder and crane to replace mine or would there be some gunsmithing involved for it to work? i'm just getting extra parts in case i ever need them, parts for these guns are drying up. the stainless cylinders are more widely available than the blue, at least that's all i can find. i've got a spare part for everything in my six except the cylinder and crane. the cylinder and crane will probably never be needed, but if i can get them at a good price i thought why not. i found a blue cylinder like new without a turn line by itself but they want $100 for just the cylinder, the stainless cylinder and crane are used but in great shape for $75.thanks for any help
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Old July 10, 2014, 07:16 PM   #2
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3ammX5PPck

The Six series in super easy to take apart down to the frame.

I would guess, although cannot say for sure, that the frames and cranes and cylinders are all interchangeable for the same gun.
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Old July 11, 2014, 04:52 PM   #3
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thanks, i plan on keeping this gun and just want to get parts i can replace myself.
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Old July 12, 2014, 02:37 AM   #4
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Honestly......

........these guns are so well made that with the exception of springs (possibly), I don't think spare parts would be necessary. I have a 2 3/4 Speed with a bull barrel, The wife has a 2 3/4 Security and the stepson has a blued Speed that I bought him.

Granted, I don't know how often you shoot. But with the amount we shoot them (every other month or so, the 9's are cheaper to shoot!), ours will last through to my great grandkids. They are after all, Rugers.

Though I did at one time think like you are now and considered buying every spare part I could for them. Not so much anymore. Read so many online stories and seen enough youtube stuff to be convinced that I don't need parts for these revolvers. They're built too tough. Unless you're going through some serious ammo shooting, I wouldn't worry about it.

I've been keeping my eyes open for a Service model in a 4 inch flavor. Would like it for the woods. My Speed serves me well but it wouldn't hurt to have a little more barrel in the woods. the Speed was one of my Grail guns. Now a 4 inch Service is.
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Old July 12, 2014, 02:08 PM   #5
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nope i don't shoot much, i put 50rds thru it when i got it to make sure everything was ok. it shoots great in single and double action. i won't be putting no more rds than mabe 1-50rds a year thru it since i'm on a tight budget and can't buy ammo all the time. 357 ammo around here is available all the time, the cheapest is cci alluminum 158 grain hollow points at $22 a box for 50rds. but with my income i can't get that very often, and your right it seems that i feel better knowing i have spare parts. i was really just needing to have a spare ejector but they aren't available anywhere and i've heard that it's best to get a whole cylinder as the ejector from one might not fit another cylinder. thanks.
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Old July 12, 2014, 05:15 PM   #6
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........these guns are so well made that with the exception of springs (possibly), I don't think spare parts would be necessary.
I used to think that.

But I recently bought a well-loved used 1975 Security Six. I never fired it. But in dry firing it, the timing started to slip. Some more dry firing it the internals broke.

Sure, it's 39 years old, and well used, but it did break.

Soon sending it off to the gunsmith.

But that should dispell the myth.
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Old July 14, 2014, 12:40 AM   #7
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3ammX5PPck

This was actually the video I was trying to find.
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