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Old January 22nd, 2012, 10:27 PM   #1
 
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OM single six mag cylinder conversoin

I'm new to the forum (patients please) and did some searching but I did not find the answers yet. So.. I have a few questions for the "wise-ones".

I just bought a New model single 6! I feel like a kid again with the .22 and really enjoy shooting both the LR and Mag cylinders. I like the NM hammer-down loading feature and the trigger-bar safety.

I also have an Old model single 6 (click-click-click-click) but it does not have the mag cylinder or the trigger safety.

I understand that Ruger will fit and time a new cylinder for the OM S-6. How much does that cost?

While the gun is with Ruger I was thinking about having the updated safty installed. However, I read a couple of threads that explain there are some draw-backs to updated hammer safetys (rough feel; t-bar breaks) Will Ruger do the updated trigger safety automatically while fitting a new cylinder? Should I send a note to them and decline the update or is it somethig that should be done?




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Old January 23rd, 2012, 02:45 AM   #2
 
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If you send Ruger an unconverted Single-Six for any type of service, it will come home converted. The original parts will likely be returned to you as well. Ruger is adamant about this. My suggestion is to find a magnum cylinder (they can be found with a little searching) and have a gunsmith fit it, thereby leaving the collectable revolver in original condition. Store it unloaded and carry it with the hammer down on an empty chamber - not a big deal in my opinion.

By the way, Welcome to the forum and best of luck.
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If you send Ruger an unconverted Single-Six for any type of service, it will come home converted. The original parts will likely be returned to you as well. Ruger is adamant about this. My suggestion is to find a magnum cylinder (they can be found with a little searching) and have a gunsmith fit it, thereby leaving the collectable revolver in original condition. Store it unloaded and carry it with the hammer down on an empty chamber - not a big deal in my opinion.
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DQL5150 and James 6591: Thanks for the input. I'll be checking online. So here is the next question,
Will the New Model mag cylinder fit the Old Model frame close enough for a gunsmith to fit the two together? Or do I need to find an Old model mag cylinder to get close?
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I am 99% certain the cylinders are interchangeable beteween OMs and NMs. Hopefully someone wiser will reply. If all else fails, Ruger's online Customer Service is a great resource and easy to use. ruger.com
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Used old model magnum cylinders are not hard to find and will drop in any old model single six 22 without fitting, Ruger always wanted to fit them if sold by them because of Liability. Try ebay or gun broker.
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