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Last Post 01 Jan 1900 12:00 AM by  Anonymous
Chrome/Nickel Super Single Sixes
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bigbore45colt
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12 Feb 2008 12:52 AM
    I recently came across another factory chrome/nickel Super Single Six at a local show. S/n is 506175 and the Factory lettered it as a ""SC6 (NICKEL)"", shipped in August, 1965. This one only came with the 22 LR cylinder. Is there any way to know if this one is a LR only gun?
    [attachment=2]DSC00137.JPG[/attachment] [attachment=1]DSC00140.JPG[/attachment] [attachment=0]DSC00143.JPG[/attachment] My other gun is 505139 and letters as a chrome gun, shipped in July, 1968 as a convertible. I think John mentions in his Know Your Ruger book that there were less than 100 of these made. I'd be curious to see if you guys have any more info on these.

    Thanks!

    Matt
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    radicalrod
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    12 Feb 2008 09:53 PM
    Hey Matt, nice gun. I have 506385 and 506386, 386 has a letter from J Triggs stating that it is a single cylinder gun. I have not called the factory to get any documentation.......maybe someday I should.....I got them from Henry Bones sale several years ago. I did have 502165 which had a non INC barrel but sold it to Dave W when I got the consecutive set.See ya RR.
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    rugerguy
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    13 Feb 2008 04:09 PM
    Very ""nice"" Matt......... we remember them as being 'either' configuration, and as you well know, records would be the defining note as to 'records'....only an original 'invoice' would be ""better"".......
    Too bad ,Laura never got into those, but she has her ""parameters""........... :roll:
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    John C. Dougan
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    13 Feb 2008 11:34 PM
    There were a small quantity of single cyliner guns assembled and shipped. The invoice designates single cylinder. The serial numbers will appear in my upcoming book.
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    ruger3screw
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    14 Feb 2008 10:14 PM
    Nice find Matt.....Were there more of the non-inc barrels or inc barrels? I recall only 10 or so of one or the other :?:

    Oh here's radical old gun with NON- INC on the barrel. Sure helped out my display a few years ago not to say my collection :mrgreen:

    [img]http://i28.tinypic.com/efjo6s.jpg[/img]
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    bigbore45colt
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    14 Feb 2008 10:31 PM
    Thanks for the kind words, everyone.

    Dave, I think the non-INC barrels are the scarcest. They are rather scarce for the normal, blued, Super Single Sixes, as well. You have the very scarce Nickel variation, that's for sure! Nice gun!!

    Matt
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    flatgate
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    21 Feb 2008 11:46 AM
    [img]http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL437/657373/1161217/12639255.jpg[/img]

    Shucks, everybody has or has had one of those, eh? This one is s/n 505421, a '68 shipped
    version. Note that the box has a ""CHROME"" sticker. Unfortunately, this prime example
    no longer resides in my collection.... :roll:

    flatgate
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    rugerguy
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    21 Feb 2008 09:43 PM
    yes, that was one of those that the sticker says ""chrome"" and the invoice says ""nickel""........all the factory knew was that were ""plated""......Steve Vogel showed Laura and I an invoice years ago, from Superior plateing that ONLY stated, ""plate 6 guns"" and there were NO serial numbers on the invoice.
    this came about when we tried to verify her #19400 Single Six as a factory release ( no records, destroyed in the ""flood""...) and we met with Steve at one of the ""last"" Monroeville,Pa Ruger theme shows and he said the ""next time"" we got together, and he could ""see"" ( look at,inspect) this gun , he could tell if it was indeed done by them....well needless to say , Steve passed away before we ever got together again.............seems like it was 1990-91..........by the way , the original owner of this gun had the box and it had the sticker that stated""chrome"".....................someday......................................... :?:
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    ruger3screw
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    27 Feb 2008 06:53 PM
    My box is a standard 6 1/2"" no sticker but is numbered to the gun... it is a non-Inc . I should call and get a ship date ha..
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    flattop44
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    08 Mar 2008 04:34 PM
    I wrote an article in the latest Journal about a sub-variation of the chrome plated Super Single-Sixes that I was lucky enough to obtain a few months back. It factory letter's as being shipped with an blue/black ""anodized grip frame"". Came in its original box with all the papers. It was one of 19 guns shipped with an anodized GF in July 1968. One other has been found so there are 17 more out there!
    Bill
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    flatgate
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    08 Mar 2008 05:17 PM
    Thanks for posting the images! I heard about the gun and had always wanted to see it!

    flatgate
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    brass frame
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    09 Mar 2008 12:30 AM
    Bill, that is one rare Ruger! Seems like these Platted guns are showing up many places, I think another recently discovered one will make its debut in Harrisburg next week-end! I also think your gun shows up very well in color. Neat package and considering the rarity factor, this is a superb find for a dedicated collector.
    See you in Harrisburg next week-end. Brass Frame.
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