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Old December 13, 2016, 11:08 AM   #1
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Would you trade a Ruger Service Six 4 inch for a 3 inch S&W 65?

Well, that's the offer. And both guns are tight and in good condition.

The 65 is a 65-5 with MIM parts, no Hillary lock, rubber grips.

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Old December 13, 2016, 12:59 PM   #2
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I would in a heart beat.

But that's just me.
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Old December 13, 2016, 01:10 PM   #3
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Jump on it. 3' 65 is desirable around here!
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Old December 13, 2016, 01:35 PM   #4
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I'd take the S&W 10 out of 10 times. I just like them better. Nothing wrong with either. I do see 65s for sale more than service sixes though.
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Old December 13, 2016, 04:25 PM   #5
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I'd actually rather have the Ruger. The SpeedSix and Security Sixes are getting rare around here. I am still looking for one
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Old December 13, 2016, 05:10 PM   #6
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2" and 3" K-frames are starting to skyrocket in value. The 3" Model 65 is particularly hot. The value is there for a beneficial trade.
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Old December 13, 2016, 05:43 PM   #7
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I probably would, but then I'm a well known Smith & Wesson guy.
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Old December 13, 2016, 05:55 PM   #8
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Old December 13, 2016, 06:00 PM   #9
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Ten times over and that is no indictment on the terrific Security Six.

If I had a machine that did it for me, I would spend all my time finding four inch Sec Six's and turning them in to 3" Model 65's. I could retire on the profit but I'd never retire because it would be far too pleasing!
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Old December 13, 2016, 06:17 PM   #10
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Wanted to add, and many know but it hadn't been said yet... Three-inch S&W K-frames are particularly pleasing because they offer a shorter barrel than a common 4" but still allow for full length ejector rod and full range of ejection, which is a known deficit of the snub S&W's.

I am so very much NOT a snub revolver guy, never have I warmed up to them, but a 3" K-frame has such a familiar "feel" to it -- if you are a S&W revolver kinda guy and you have never handled a 3" K-frame, you may want to try one, and you also may see the instant magic in one of these.

Funny as I write with such joy... no, I don't own one. Simply, I just don't care to carry a revolver so I haven't found the "need" to chase one. But I could see me adding one if the moment were right. These are special revolvers.
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Old December 13, 2016, 06:26 PM   #11
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Yes, every day...all day long...
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Old December 13, 2016, 08:50 PM   #13
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Im a Ruger guy .. But I would trade .. Fast
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Old December 14, 2016, 01:25 AM   #14
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Heck yeah!
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Old December 14, 2016, 06:45 AM   #15
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I depends upon what you intend on using the guns for. Concealed carry, nightstand, three inch. Range shooting, hunting, etc., four inch.
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Old December 14, 2016, 06:49 AM   #16
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Without looking back I would.


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Old December 16, 2016, 04:48 PM   #17
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i'd take the Ruger any day of the week and ive got some nice Smith's in the safe .
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Old December 16, 2016, 07:37 PM   #18
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What if the S&W was a 65-6.... MiM parts, firing pin on frame, but no Hillary lock?

But it's in mint condition. Must not have been fired but a few times at most.

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Old December 16, 2016, 07:49 PM   #19
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Would you trade a Ruger Service Six 4 inch for a 3 inch S&W 65?
Well, that's the offer. And both guns are tight and in good condition.
Deaf: is the Ruger a "police service" fixed sight .357mag? If it is, I'd say "no" to the deal.

Not saying the 3" Smith 65 isn't nice, but I've got a blue Service Six that was a retired cop's duty gun (i.e., carried a lot, shot very little).

It's a really great shooter and will remain durable over time.
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Old December 16, 2016, 08:11 PM   #20
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I'd rather have the Smith's.
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Old December 16, 2016, 08:34 PM   #21
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All day any day would I make that deal. Then again I'm a S&W fan.
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Old December 16, 2016, 09:00 PM   #22
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I think it depends on the intended use. Personally, I'd go with the Ruger for target shooting and every day carry around the ranch, but for concealed carry, I'd go with the S&W
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Old December 16, 2016, 09:24 PM   #23
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Is the Ruger stainless also?

Depending on your use, either could be the (slightly) better choice. But, as has been mentioned, in pure current value, it's a no brainer, the 3" 65 wins.

Now, if it were between a 2 3/4" Speed Six and the 65, it would be alot tougher choice. I have both and, really can't decide which I like better.
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Old December 16, 2016, 10:29 PM   #24
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Ok folks.... I have the Ruger Service Six here...



AND I now have the S&W 65-6 to. Paid only $438, tax included, for the S&W.



Now one can find a Ruger Service Six for maybe $400-450.

And thus if I had traded it would have been even.

Do note.. I hate those rubber stocks. The S&W will get wood soon!

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Old December 17, 2016, 12:44 PM   #25
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If this means you now have both, best decision you couild have made. By the way i also hate the rubber stocks S&W uses.
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