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Old March 6th, 2017, 04:00 PM   #1
 
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Interesting...single 6 mods?

Hi all, first post on the forum and figured I'd see what you guys thought about this interesting revolver at my local pawn shop.

Apparently it's a single six frame and the barrel was shortened to 3" and the finish is???

What do you guys think? They're asking around $350 used, I think it's high but I wonder if I can fix the finish and make it look decent again.

What do you all think?

Thanks for the advice and happy shooting!

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Old March 6th, 2017, 04:15 PM   #2
 
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Less than 300 possibly, if I wanted a 22 without an ejector, if the muzzle was crowned neatly and if there are no trigger modifications done by the guy who did the refinishing.

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Looks like a $100 hack job to me. I would not buy a ruined pistol someone hacked up.
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I'll admit, my only single action revolver experience is the Ruger 6.5" single six convertible.

It would seem an extra hassle to eject the empty cases without the ejector, unless it's mainly to be a show piece. You didn't mention if it included the 22WMR cylinder (I don't believe Ruger made 22LR only Single Six, but I don't have the depth of experience as other members).
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Yes forgot to mention. 22 LR only. I agree that it looks pretty nasty. I might just go talk some more with them and see how low they may go. Keep you all updated!

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unless it's mainly to be a show piece.
did you see the finish???? lol
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From the looks of that gun, I wouldn't touch it. If they'd take $100 as a parts gun, maybe so. If you need the parts that bad.

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Can't tell from the photos, but has that gun been Galvanized?!
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I'm wondering what the person that "created" that finish might have done to the internals. That revolver will be a project gun and would be worth maybe $200.00 if the action and trigger feel good. Unless you feel comfortable doing a lot of work yourself I'd say walk away. Pulling out the cylinder to poke out the empties will get old real quick.
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If you're looking for a project, I'd pass at $350. For that kind of money, you can buy a decent single six and start your own.
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I thought one person might have said, "interesting, that'll polish right up!" by now.
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I can't really discern from the photos what's going on with the finish other than it seems to have severe corrosion. Is it a stainless gun? It could still be corroded.

If a magnet won't stick to the grip frame, it started life as a blue gun which have alum alloy grip frames.

If a magnet does stick to the grip frame, it's stainless steel and likely the gun is too.

Recognize, the front grip strap has been modified removing metal from the front lower half to straighten out the front strap. Regular grips will no longer fit.

I agree, one will get very fed up without an ejector rod real quick! And a 3 1/2" barrel is too short for one to be added and be very effective. 3 3/4" is about the minimum.

$200 would also be the max I think it's worth, but I probably wouldn't buy it at any price, the frame is ruined where the ejector rod housing mounts in the frame has been ruined.

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GASP!!!! How could any one do that to a beautiful SSix?

I would not even look twice at it.


But perhaps like an ugly dog at the pound, they all need adopted. But then again that Ruger needs to be put down.
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Wow......just....wow.....

I'm normally pretty open minded about such "customizing" but that's just not gonna turn out well. New barrels can be installed and stainless polished out but the tipping point was passed when the ERH hole was opened up ruining the frame. No ER would get real old real fast so it's impractical to shoot and ugly beyond hope. It would have to be free before I would be interested in taking it home and the cost of the FFL transfer would bother me.

A sad fate for what was once a nice Single Six.
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