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Old January 17th, 2011, 06:17 AM   #1
 
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Single six cylinders

I recently picked up a Stainless New model Single six. It only came with the .22 Mag cylinder. I would like to get a a .22LR cylinder. Is that something I can get from gunbroker.com as long as I make sure it's for a new model? It should drop in and shoot .22LR correct?



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Old January 17th, 2011, 06:25 AM   #2
 
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What I have learned on this site is the cylinders have to 'match up' with the last 3 serial numbers on the gun.
Look closely on your Magnum Cylinder...you should see 3 numbers on it that match up to your Single Six.
Use a magnifying glass if you have too.
You need another Cylinder that does the same.
Something to do with timing...
So you might have to have Ruger make you one and that means sending in your gun to them if I am not mistaken.
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Many guys do buy them and just drop them in, not the right way to go though. You can buy them from Ruger, and they will fit it properly. You will have to send them the gun to do this.
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Slightly off topic but...
A friend just bought a used revolver and said that the timing was off on some of the cylinder bores. What does this mean?
Is this the alignment between the barrel and the cylinder?
(I don't own any revolvers so this topic is all new to me)
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I'm pretty unfamiliar with the .22 mag cartridge. How is it as a small game hunter, squirrel, etc... Too powerful for squirrel?
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To get a .22 lr. cyl just send your gun into Ruger and they will make one for you. The cost I believe is somewhere around $120.00. You will then have a .22 lr. cyl that will shoot better than you can.
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To get a .22 lr. cyl just send your gun into Ruger and they will make one for you. The cost I believe is somewhere around $120.00. You will then have a .22 lr. cyl that will shoot better than you can.
Wow, I only paid $250 for thing. I live really close to the NH factory I wonder if they would let me drop it off and pick it up so I can save on overnight shipping.
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You should be able to get one on gun broker for under $75.00 shipped.Chances are good it will match up and if not its not hard to fit.I just dropped in a NM stainless into a OM flat top no problem.
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Slightly off topic but...
A friend just bought a used revolver and said that the timing was off on some of the cylinder bores. What does this mean?
Is this the alignment between the barrel and the cylinder?
(I don't own any revolvers so this topic is all new to me)
Thanks
donimbimbo - in answer to your questions:

The term "timing" for a revolver refers to the sequence of events produced by the revolver action parts that result in the cylinder being unlatched before rotation begins, and then rotated from the just fired chamber position to the next unfired chamber position such that the cylinder is properly locked in place by the latch before the hammer fall fires the next unfired cartridge. Revolver cylinder rotation after firing is initiated by cocking the hammer for SAs and by drawing the trigger rearward in DA mode for DAs. Again, "timing" must be correct in order to produce cylinder unlatch just before cylinder begins rotating and to produce fully latched cylinder just prior to hammer fall.

Alignment of barrel bore to cylinder chamber throats is produced by the physical relationship between the position of the cylinder latch notches and the latch for L-R alignment relationship and the position of the base pin and cylinder bore (SAs) or crane and cylinder bore (DAs) for Up-Down alignment relationship.
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Thanks JimH. Very clear explanation on "timing". So I imagin by dry firing you might be able to feel a timing error in the trigger or notice it happen by watching the mechanical parts.
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Figure one of the cylinders on gun broker is the one that came with your single six. I have called Ruger and asked about dropping off and they didn't have a problem a few years ago but may not let you pick up. I never did drop off as whatever bright idea I had for custom work to be done got pushed out of the way by something else deemed more important.
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Single six cyl.

Measure the overall length of your cyl. and get a replacement the same or longer. Its easy to file off materialto make it fit but hard to add without using shims etc.
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Thanks JimH. Very clear explanation on "timing". So I imagin by dry firing you might be able to feel a timing error in the trigger or notice it happen by watching the mechanical parts.
donimbimbo - yes, timing is checked with an unloaded revolver. Different makes and models of SA and DA revolvers have slightly different timing specs so there's no point in describing the several details that must be checked as the revolver action is cycled slowly from uncocked to cocked, and then through the firing sequence until hammer is down fully. There are several action parts involved in the functioning of the latch and the rotating of the cylinder that are all produced by hammer motion in SA or trigger motion in DA. All of these parts must be dimensionally within specifications and fit properly so that the timing and other such critical parameters are correct.
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@JimH...

I have a question...
Can the timing get messed up on a perfectly good Revolver?
Meaning, can the timing somehow get out of alinement for whatever reason with cylinders that are 'numbered' for that particular revolver?

If so then how can one tell easily without something bad happening to them?
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Dood - yes, timing can change as a revolver is used. Proper timing is brought about by the correctly timed interaction of multiple parts that are in contact with adjacent parts during cycling of the action. As with any assembly of mechanical parts in contact during operation, parts will wear and lubricant will harden and collect dust and residue from operation, etc. As these normal byproducts of operation begin interfering with the proper interaction of the action parts, timing may be affected.

It is not a bad idea to periodically check for proper timing, particularly on revolvers that see a lot of use. A member of this forum, Iowegan, has published Gun Guides covering several Ruger SA and DA revolvers and there are also reference manuals available for S&W, Colt and some other revolvers. These references provide the proper timing for the sequence of events that occur when a revolver action is cycled.
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