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Old March 24th, 2013, 03:22 PM   #1
 
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Single Six 22LR....Finally

I have more revolvers than I probably should but somehow had yet to aquire a Single-Six in 22LR. I believe the Single-Six 22LR is a Ruger that belongs in every Ruger enthusiasts collection, certainly any single action buff and is a gun that helped really launch Bill Ruger's company to acclaim and success in the 1950s.

I finally have a Single-Six 22LR to call my own. This is a Type 3 Flatgate Single-Six that serials to 1955. It has honest wear from being enjoyed over the past 58 years by who knows how many owners. The grips are not the originals (originals would have been a checkered black hard rubber) but these walnut XR3 grips look like they belong on it having similar wear, etc. and were a gift from a good friend.

Unconverted 3-screw action of course and when in the right lighting there is a plum color to the frame, although not as noticeable in these photos.

Finding a nice old flatgate at a fair price is not really so hard....much easier than finding the ammo with which to shoot it!

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Old March 24th, 2013, 03:35 PM   #2
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nice i think i have same gun how much was it
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Fine Old Model. Congrats.
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I finally have a Single-Six 22LR to call my own. This is a Type 3 Flatgate Single-Six that serials to 1955. . . . . . Unconverted 3-screw action of course and when in the right lighting there is a plum color to the frame . . . .
Nice Wave. Very VERY nice. You sure picked a winner for your first SS. That will make a heck of a heirloom to pass along to that boar shootin' son of yours too.
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Nice gun! I think everyone should have one.
At todays ammo, slow down and have fun shooting.
more time less ammo used.
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It's always a good decision the have a single six at your disposal.
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I have an old 3 screw single six and wouldn't part with it. Congratulations on you six-gun.
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flatgate w/walnut. that is the way it's done
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I've had a Single Six for over 30 years now, still looks new and really fun to play with.
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That is a real nice looking 1955 Single-Six Flatgate! The wear is honest wear and otherwise the gun looks to be in great condition! I think that you did very well-it's a "Keeper" in my opinion! You are going to have lotsa fun with it! The walnut grips look nice too(Heh!)! Congratulations!
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Wow that's NICE!! If I had that and never got to shoot it, I don't think I could go a whole day without pulling it out at least once and appreciating it visually....

So many people fail to pick something that they liked or used or their family owned and is now gone, to either hand down or simply go find one like the one they used to love as a kid.

I handed down my Grandfather's Fox/Savage 20ga dbl barreled breakdown shotgun to my son. When they were little, they used to ogle the guns at my Dad's house and I made sure he got that one. I handed down my Grandmother's dinner bell she used to call my Grandfather in from the fields for lunch, they plowed with mules then and somewhere is a pic of me in a diaper, with his hat on, riding on a stack of watermelons in a wooden wheelbarrow they were hauling in from the fields. Would have been taken the same year as your pistol was made.

Even now I often turn to ebay or CL first when I need something, and I will more often than not go hunt down something made in the 50s or 60s and wait for it to come instead of going to Walmart or Target or Amazon.

I think we need to keep that. We have two rules for Christmas. Must not come from Walmart, and must not be made in China. We encourage shopping for handmade things, yard sales/flea market, buying locally made crafts, ebay for vintage US or vintage European items, etc.

One of my latest finds is a mid 1950s Boston 55 Ranger pencil sharpener. It's neat, it looks like it had honest use on it, it's from the golden age, 1946-1963 and I looked on the bottom and it was made in Statesville, NC. That put a great big grin on my face, and I just nodded my head and mounted it on my workbench. Can't very well mark grip panels with a dull pencil now can you?

Way to go Wave, love it!
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What a nice find. Enjoy!
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So many people fail to pick something that they liked or used or their family owned and is now gone, to either hand down or simply go find one like the one they used to love as a kid.

I handed down my Grandfather's Fox/Savage 20ga dbl barreled breakdown shotgun to my son. When they were little, they used to ogle the guns at my Dad's house and I made sure he got that one. I handed down my Grandmother's dinner bell she used to call my Grandfather in from the fields for lunch, they plowed with mules then and somewhere is a pic of me in a diaper, with his hat on, riding on a stack of watermelons in a wooden wheelbarrow they were hauling in from the fields. Would have been taken the same year as your pistol was made.

Even now I often turn to ebay or CL first when I need something, and I will more often than not go hunt down something made in the 50s or 60s and wait for it to come instead of going to Walmart or Target or Amazon.

I think we need to keep that. We have two rules for Christmas. Must not come from Walmart, and must not be made in China. We encourage shopping for handmade things, yard sales/flea market, buying locally made crafts, ebay for vintage US or vintage European items, etc.

One of my latest finds is a mid 1950s Boston 55 Ranger pencil sharpener. It's neat, it looks like it had honest use on it, it's from the golden age, 1946-1963 and I looked on the bottom and it was made in Statesville, NC. That put a great big grin on my face, and I just nodded my head and mounted it on my workbench. Can't very well mark grip panels with a dull pencil now can you?

Way to go Wave, love it!
That is very commendable. I also have a fondness for the old stuff. I think all of us could complete this statement: if only I had kept that ...
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That is very commendable. I also have a fondness for the old stuff. I think all of us could complete this statement: if only I had kept that ...
Not me! I never sell guns!
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It’s one of my favorite revolvers. The Single-Six is a work of art and engineering. It’s as accurate as you can imagine and locks up nicely. Have fun and enjoy it.
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