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1954 Single Six 22 Serial No. 346

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Old December 2nd, 2012, 04:53 PM   #1
 
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1954 Single Six 22 Serial No. 346

I own a Ruger Single Six 22 that I have used as a plinker and target handgun. Another shooter saw my revolver and said it may have some collector value.

It is serial number 346, has a 5 1/2" barrel, black checkered hard rubber grips, and a flat gate. Looking at the Ruger website, this serial number looks like the revolver was manufactured in early 1954. It is not perfect, but is in very good condition considering its age and the fact that I used it rather than kept it as a collectible. I do not have the box or manual.

What is the best way to determine its value. I was thinking about trading it in on a Mark III but don't want the dealer to take advantage of me (its bad enough when trading in a car)!

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Old December 2nd, 2012, 05:36 PM   #2
 
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No way would I trade in a Single Six with that serial number. Myself, I would keep it, but if you want to sell it, at least advertise it and see what kind of offers you get. Condition, as always, is everything, but just the fact that it is such an early gun will attract interest.

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I'd hang on to it too.
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Being a collector of old models, I would keep the revolver. If you don't collect, then I would try and sell it to a collector who would probably pay you more than it would bring as a trade-in to a dealer.
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nice... i have # 513
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I've got a Ruger Flatgate #16327. Mfg 1955. I don't have the original grips...it came with Mother of Pearl grips. I'd keep yours and buy the Mark lll with a credit card and make payments if you have to. Just sayin'
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No way would I trade in a Single Six with that serial number. Myself, I would keep it, but if you want to sell it, at least advertise it and see what kind of offers you get. Condition, as always, is everything, but just the fact that it is such an early gun will attract interest.
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I'd hang on to it too.
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single six

I own #458, I got it from original owner 25 years ago, main body turning a nice plum,lower frame has been overly rubbed down and is mostly silver. shoots great is there any interest in purchase of this firearm? I've told to hold on to it, but rather have a double action revolver with swing out cylinder.
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HANG ON TO IT!!! Please post pictures when you can.
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I own #458, I got it from original owner 25 years ago, main body turning a nice plum,lower frame has been overly rubbed down and is mostly silver. shoots great is there any interest in purchase of this firearm? I've told to hold on to it, but rather have a double action revolver with swing out cylinder.
Ted - what are you looking for in a DA revolver? I may have something I'd trade with you for that flatgate.

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You have a "keeper"!

Original, collector condition Type I Flatgate Single-Sixes can go for as much as $1000 . . . particularly three-digit specimens. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise. The actual condition of your piece will mitigate the price, of course, but the fact that it's a three-digit piece can offset quite a bit of "normal" wear if not serious.

Pictures would be of considerable interest here.


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I agree with Ale-8, that sounds like a NICE gun, a "keeper", we have #274 and its in the box about new and we turned down $1500 for it,its NOT for sale....condition is very important, as well as it being ALL original................
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