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Old December 23, 2012, 01:06 PM   #1
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Found a jewel in the rough

Local funstore had this Ruger 4" 357 police Service Six. It was born in 1975 and spent the last 30 years in a leather holster, and looks like it. It is tight and the action is smooth for a Ruger. Less than $250 OTD..... May be my new carry gun as I am really appreciating the 357 revolver in these politically charged days.
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Old December 23, 2012, 01:35 PM   #2
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Nice revolver, great price.
These days I'm glad I'm a revolver guy too.
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Old December 23, 2012, 02:08 PM   #3
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You stole that.
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Old December 23, 2012, 02:18 PM   #4
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Very nice find.
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Old December 23, 2012, 02:18 PM   #5
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That is what I paid for my Model 13 3" Smith several years ago when wheel guns were obsolete.
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Old December 23, 2012, 05:24 PM   #6
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Anyone get the feeling that wheel guns are about to make a comeback?
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Old December 23, 2012, 07:39 PM   #7
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That was a great find. I like the Ruger Sixes.
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Old December 23, 2012, 09:44 PM   #8
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Congratulations. That's a he'll of a deal on a nice gun.
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Old December 23, 2012, 10:20 PM   #9
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Anyone get the feeling that wheel guns are about to make a comeback?
Check your map, you are here in the Revolver Forum.
This audience already knows that revolvers NEVER left and don't need a comeback!

I'll always have a soft spot for a Security Six. First center fire handgun I had ever shot. Friend of the family was asked by my Mom to get me out for my first REAL shooting (many years of BB guns and air rifles, CO2 pistols) and we did rimfire rifles first, then a Ruger Single Six.

When the Security Six came out, I asked what caliber and he told me that it was .357 Magnum. I asked him to shoot it first, so I could observe. He declined.

He told me that it wasn't uncontrollable, that I'd be able to handle it and that he wasn't going to "demo" it for me to decide. I didn't have to shoot it if I didn't care to, he'd just take it back to the house. Or I could send 6 shots down range if I was curious.

I did and it was one of those moments in time, like a capsule, that you never forget. Older than many of us surely were when we started-- I was 15 years old.
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Old December 24, 2012, 02:56 PM   #10
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Nice gun at a fair price too.
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Old December 24, 2012, 04:23 PM   #11
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I discovered that I need to change some springs. Age and neglect have taken their toll. Wolf springs here I come.....
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Old December 24, 2012, 08:22 PM   #12
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Old December 24, 2012, 10:16 PM   #13
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I just picked up another 357 too (Taurus 605). I was thinking along the the same lines politically.
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Old December 25, 2012, 12:26 AM   #14
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nice revolver

BAck in the 1980's, when auto's were just on the horizon as duty guns, I was told at FLETC that a fed organization (Border Patrol or Treasury maybe, maybe the academy staff) had shot the assorted K type frames (Colt, Smith, Ruger) till failure. The Rugers walked away with it.

I traded a Sec-6 and still regret it. (at least, for another Ruger, a B'hawkl)
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Old December 25, 2012, 12:50 AM   #15
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Great gun at a great price! Enjoy it
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Old December 25, 2012, 01:39 AM   #16
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BAck in the 1980's, when auto's were just on the horizon as duty guns, I was told at FLETC that a fed organization (Border Patrol or Treasury maybe, maybe the academy staff) had shot the assorted K type frames (Colt, Smith, Ruger) till failure. The Rugers walked away with it.
I've got a bit more than zero experience with Colt revolvers, but I'd like to know how many rounds THAT took. Seriously.

That would take some effort.
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Old December 25, 2012, 02:03 AM   #17
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Local funstore had this Ruger 4" 357 police Service Six. It was born in 1975 and spent the last 30 years in a leather holster, and looks like it. It is tight and the action is smooth for a Ruger. Less than $250 OTD..... May be my new carry gun as I am really appreciating the 357 revolver in these politically charged days.

Congrats, IMO the Six Series is the best buy on the used market.
I have the same one in stainless and it is my favorite revolver.

Ruger still has the the wood target grips on sale. That thing would look would look even sweeter with some new wooden shoes, but your current Pachs are probably more comfortable with the magnum loads.
http://shopruger.com/RLG-Security-Si...uctinfo/19935/
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Old December 25, 2012, 02:45 AM   #18
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Leather rust makes the bullets go faster in Ruger 1970s revolvers.
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Old December 25, 2012, 11:09 AM   #19
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BAck in the 1980's, when auto's were just on the horizon as duty guns, I was told at FLETC that a fed organization (Border Patrol or Treasury maybe, maybe the academy staff) had shot the assorted K type frames (Colt, Smith, Ruger) till failure. The Rugers walked away with it.
I was in the BP back then.

The Colts were literally falling apart, the Rugers needed work and shot out of time significantly faster than the Smiths, I forget the ratio but it was 5 or 10 to one. That was the GP100's though. The Rugers would lock up when ran hard, unlike the Smiths.

We still had guy's using Model 19 no dashes in 1996 when we went to 40's.
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Old December 25, 2012, 11:17 AM   #20
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We still had guy's using Model 19 no dashes in 1996 when we went to 40's.
I carried a Model 66 no dash until 2003 when the department finally started issuing handguns. Carried a 1911 for a while, then switched over to the M&P45. While that's an okay gun, it certainly doesn't have the panache of a nice revolver.
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Old December 25, 2012, 11:25 AM   #21
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I carried a Model 66 no dash until 2003 when the department finally started issuing handguns. Carried a 1911 for a while, then switched over to the M&P45. While that's an okay gun, it certainly doesn't have the panache of a nice revolver.
Pop's carried a Model 15 in Gulf War I in lieu of the then new Berettas and carried a Model 66 for his private contracting gig until he finally for real retired.
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Old December 25, 2012, 12:17 PM   #22
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I used to have a 15, 66, and k-22, absolutely loved them. They all required endshake bearings and new mainsprings. I put more time and parts in my Smiths than I have in my Ruger Six series. Although, just last week, I had to put endshake bearings in one of my Six Series revolvers.

My opinion is: if you shoot them a lot, no matter the brand, they will need service. A stiff trigger, misfires, cylinder not closing, etc. usually... just a simple fix, but if one continues to ignore simple warning signs a quick fix can turn into bundle of cash.

Moral of this story. Be nice to your revolver, and it will be nice to you.
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Old December 25, 2012, 12:50 PM   #23
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Congrats Nanuk,
I have one just like yours and have owned it longer than any of my double action revolvers. Tough as nails, able to handle a steady diet of sane 357 magnums loads and handle as close to a S&W K frame magnum. I know this because I have owned four K frame magnums. Sold them all and kept my Service Six. I think this speaks volumes for this line.
Good luck.
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Old December 26, 2012, 05:03 AM   #24
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Doesn't look rough!

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Sooo,...... how much are you going to sell it for?

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Old December 26, 2012, 04:39 PM   #25
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I've got a bit more than zero experience with Colt revolvers, but I'd like to know how many rounds THAT took. Seriously.
The same amount of the same ammo that the Smiths and Rugers took.

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Sooo,...... how much are you going to sell it for?
Didn't plan too, depends on the offer.....


Can't wait to shoot her, waiting for springs...
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