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Old January 1, 2012, 07:25 PM   #1
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Older Ruger Single Six

Years ago I gave my Son a Ruger for Christmas. He's curious as to what the gun might be worth, insurance value, and its collectability.

It's a ,22rf, Single Six, about a 6 barrel, blue, in very good condition. It has a one piece grip of a solid light orangeish brown color. The serial number is 88xxx.
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Old January 1, 2012, 07:53 PM   #2
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does it say the "made in the 200th year of the american liberty" on the barrel?
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Old January 1, 2012, 09:30 PM   #3
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Nope. STURM, RUGER & CO.
SOUTHPORT, CONN. U.S.A
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Old January 1, 2012, 09:45 PM   #4
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alright so you know its not a bicentennial version. so that rules that model out.
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Old January 1, 2012, 10:50 PM   #5
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According to the serial # it was made in 1958.
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Old January 2, 2012, 09:57 AM   #6
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If you have both cylinders, currently about $400.00.
Fine firearm, BTW. Mine was made about the same time. Still running strong and I wouldn't part with it for anything.
However, I find the magnum cylinder pretty useless.
And, if I didn't have one and was shopping I would strongly consider the new ten shooter model.
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Old January 2, 2012, 11:29 AM   #7
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Old January 3, 2012, 11:28 AM   #8
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1) a 1958 Single Six will only have a LR cylinder, since the .22 Mag wasn't introduced until 1959.

2) NO Ruger SS was ever issued with a one-piece grip, since the Ruger gripframe is cast of one piece of aluminum, and not split for grip removal, ala Colt SAA.

3) It will have a barrel bored .219" for LR only, and not slightly larger like the later LR/Mag dual cylinder convertibles, that are better/safer for .22 Mag.

As a 3rd year gun, w/o original grips and/or box/papers, it's value would be in the $350-$400 range - much more with.

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Old January 3, 2012, 08:00 PM   #9
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I did wonder about that " one piece grip".
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