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by chet15
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Single Actions, 1973-Present
Topic: Ruger Single Six GKNR-4F
Replies: 3
Views: 2299

Re: Ruger Single Six GKNR-4F

Just curious to see where this one turned up.
As previous owner of three of the five that were previously known, we are real curious as to whether there is in fact a 6th.
Chet15
by chet15
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Single Actions, 1973-Present
Topic: A SET OF 44 MAG VAQUERO'S
Replies: 1
Views: 2962

Re: A SET OF 44 MAG VAQUERO'S

There are actually quite a few more than 300 of that model. When those first started popping up it was an uncataloged model of BNV-474. Ruger also did a few KBNV-474's back then. They were produced because they were leftovers from 4-5/8" .44-40 production, so Ruger used them up as 4-5/8" .44's. Well...
by chet15
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Single Actions, 1973-Present
Topic: History lesson please
Replies: 1
Views: 2963

Re: History lesson please

This is what happened to what collectors today call the SC4. They started out as a model SC5 with 5-1/2" barrel and the front sight screw hole was indeed drilled through to the bore. So the guns went to the chop saw or band saw and they were lopped off in that fashion. The sideways cuts can usually ...
by chet15
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Single Actions, 1973-Present
Topic: Ruger "Two Tone" Bearcat (Blued and Stainless)
Replies: 1
Views: 2934

Re: Ruger "Two Tone" Bearcat (Blued and Stainless)

kenfer: There would be a market for it, but it is a specialized market because not very many people know they even did those. As I understand it, they were a mistake at Ruger when they mixed stainless components with chrome moly 4140 components. Of course when they come out of the bluing tanks you d...
by chet15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Single Actions, 1953-1973
Topic: old model single-six magnum?
Replies: 5
Views: 1654

Re: old model single-six magnum?

As an added note, RSSMW shipped as .22 Mag. only with a 6-1/2" barrel are known as high as 398xxx, but these are super rare! As all 6-1/2" Single-Sixes shipped after about 340400 have a Single-Six rollmark on the cylinder frame instead of .22 WRF Win., the only way to verify an RSSMW after 340400 is...
by chet15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Single Actions, 1953-1973
Topic: old model single-six magnum?
Replies: 5
Views: 1654

Re: old model single-six magnum?

You will want to be sure you are measuring the barrel correctly, from the front of the barrel to the front of the cylinder. Would be curious to see if your letter from the factory does indeed verify your gun was shipped as a RSS5W .22 Mag. only... With Ruger we can never say "never", but with none o...
by chet15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Single Actions, 1953-1973
Topic: Single Six 1955?
Replies: 18
Views: 10124

Re: Single Six 1955?

There is at least one factory chrome plated RSSM floating around out there somewhere...
So you could at least get a letter to see what the factory says.
Chet15
by chet15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Single Actions, 1953-1973
Topic: Value of a Ruger Single Six RSS5W w/ Factory Letter?
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Value of a Ruger Single Six RSS5W w/ Factory Letter?

That is a really crisp looking RSS5W!
In that condition I would value that at least $450. It is a scarce gun as 10% or less was of the RSS5W LR only model after 1962.
Chet15
by chet15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Auto Pistols
Topic: Ruger MKI 4”
Replies: 1
Views: 1372

Re: Ruger MKI 4”

If by going by the serial number your pistol was indeed made during 1976 (which would give it a 13- or 14- prefix serial number), then your gun would have started life as a T512 with 5-1/2" bull barrel. So somebody has cut the barrel down and the front sight is also different than what should be on ...
by chet15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Auto Pistols
Topic: 1957 Standard looks like one of the NRA display Wheel Pistols
Replies: 5
Views: 1762

Re: 1957 Standard looks like one of the NRA display Wheel Pistols

Is the serial number on your gun one of the following?
118088
118328
118334
118425
118499
118500
118708
118734

There were 8 in Ruger's chrome "wheel", but there were 9 or 10 reportedly made. 118709 may be another of these.
Chet15