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Old March 19th, 2017, 02:13 PM   #1
 
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grip question on 22 single six

New member to the blog, looking for someone smarter than me which should not be difficult.
Yesterday I bought a stainless steel .22 convertible that I think was made in 1995. It has three depressions for fingers on the left grip. I am wondering if it came from the factory like this or someone has modified it. From what I can see it does NOT look modified, so if it was, they did a pretty good job of it. Any information on this will be appreciated.
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Very nice single six. It wouldn't normally have that from the factory.
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Definitely not factory, but still nicely done.
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I have owned many ruger single actions and I have never seen that as factory.
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Looks like a little careful customizing.

As mentioned, nicely done.

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Hope you really enjoy that there thing.
We have one and really like the 22 Magnum part of it.
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Welcome to the forum. Nice Single-Six!
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After a little more hands-on, I have determined the detents in the grip fit a small hand, woman or younger person. Fits my wife perfectly. I will look for a set of factory grips to use on it when I shoot it. Any suggestions on a source for factory grips? Thanks.
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Shopruger.com has several options for new grip panels:

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timbermutt, The grips look like they are factory but the divots were put there by a previous owner. Here's what those grips looked like before they were altered:

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Factory grips but the "depressions" were by a previous owner.
They remind me of the grips John Wayne had on a Single Action Colt , they were an imitation ivory , I think the trade name was Catlin , an aged dark yellow , with these similar depressions for the fingers. He made several movies with this gun .
He made western's up till 1976 " the Shootist " , not hard to imagine a John Wayne fan making his six shooter look like the one he carried in all those film's.
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Welcome to this forum.

Very nice gun. As most have posted, clearly not factory. They may have just been 'pressed' in.

To obtain genuine walnut grips like yours, you'll have to get used ones. Ruger no longer supplies those. They only sell laminated grips, i.e., akin to plywood.

Easy to find some like yours on Ebay and Gunbroker. Yours are the XR3-RED SIZE.
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Thanks for the info

Thanks Hondo 44 for the grip size info, I found it a little confusing as to which type my pistol uses.
Thanks to ALL for usefull feedback
Thanks to lowegan, beautiful pic of your single six
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timbermutt,
Welcome to the forum. Great looking Pistol. Those grips look pretty good. You will soon find out the SGW and Hondo44 have so many very nice Ruger that they make you're mouth water and you're wallet hurt if you follow in their foot steps. But both are a wealth of good information and help also.
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Thanks Hondo 44 for the grip size info, I found it a little confusing as to which type my pistol uses.
On Ebay and Gunbroker you'll find grips described as XR3 size or XR3-RED size. Yours are the XR3-RED size.

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