But consumer demand resulted in a Colt-style, fully contoured loading gate in 1957, around serial number 70,000. Most noticeable, however, was the flat loading gate, implemented to reduce manufacturing costs. I have a convertible single six with the serial number #370373. In the decade of the '50s, Westerns were all the rage both in the theater and on the new fangled television. We are unable to provide any information beyond that. Ruger Revolvers Old Model Single Six. Area Code: 508 . Enter your Ruger® serial number above to view its model number, product line, caliber, production status, ship date and instruction manual. This can be a complex subject with respect to the serial numbering sequences of the Single-Six during the 1962-63 era, it is explained better in Ruger … 7 and 8; and 5100 to 5119) All Blue Jerred Engraved Standard Jerred Engraved Single Six Convertible Single Six .22 Magnum Model Lightweight Single Six photography by Bill Hamm : RUGER COLLECTING. Ruger does not necessarily produce firearms in serial number order. the indicated year. This Ruger "Old Model" Single Six pistol features the classic Single Six single action design, meant to emulate a Colt sin ...Click for more info. I am a newbie, planning to purchase an old model Single Six, serial no. Although Ruger offers free Old Model transfer bar conversion kits, this gun retains its original lockwork, which means it must be carried with the hammer resting on an empty cylinder. The Single-Six is currently produced as the New Model Single-Six. There's no such thing as a Single-Six with a 515 prefix, however there are serial numbers without a prefix that start with 515. The Single-Six proved to be a popular seller, leading Ruger to develop and market a centerfire revolver similar to the Single Action Army: the Ruger Blackhawk. by Rick Hacker - During the early post-World War II years Colt had decided to finally move on from single-action revolvers. These were the first Ruger revolvers and marked the beginning of the investment casting process at Ruger. New Model Ruger SA revolvers only have two screws in the side of their frames. Copyright © 2016 by Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. Ruger Single Six Flattop Old Model Low serial 30, 000 range white plastic grips. New Model Single-Six (Includes Bisley Models & 50th Anniversary Model) Caliber: 22 LR, 22 Magnum, 17 HMR Beginning Serial Number: Years of Production: 62-00001: 1973: 62-60261: 1974 Magnum marked Single-Six with varnished walnut grips, serial number 321217. Ruger Old Model Single Six Description: Old Model .22 Long Rifle has 5 1/2 inch barrel with drift adjustable rear sight. The Coming of the Single-Six. In the next several series of articles I will attempt to provide a general overview of each of the Ruger Single Action revolvers made from 1953 through 1972. I have a Ruger Three Screw, I contacted Ruger about the pistol to find out the age by serial number they said it was a 1967 model. Old Model Ruger Single Six. The New Model Single-Six is currently chambered in. Seller: New England Guns and Parts . This number should be used as a point of reference only. OWNERS OF ALL “OLD MODEL” (PRE-1973) RUGER SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVERS, INCLUDING BEARCATS WITH SERIAL NUMBERS BELOW 93-00000, SHOULD WRITE FOR DETAILS CONCERNING OUR FREE For details on your specific serial number you may contact our Service Department: 336-949-5200. Display Modes: Linear Mode. First, if it is a 6 digit gun, with 142xxx as the serial number, it was produced PRIOR to the addition of magnum cylinders. Once Ruger's production of the Single-Six was firmly established in early 1954, Bill Ruger began developing an “Engraved” gun program for the Single-Six revolver. Also, within a model family the same serial number prefix may be used to produce a variety of different models, all in the same block of serial numbers. Old Bill Ruger was a cagey guy with a hand—and heart—sensitive to the pulse of shooters.During the early post-World War II years Colt had decided to finally move on from single … It's in amazing condition for a 51-year old gun. Windage- and elevation-adjustable rear sights (available on most models) help put you on target and keep you there. Parts & Accessories for the Ruger Old Model Single Six .22 Cal. Your SN 63-88XXX indicates it is a Super Single-Six (with adjustable sights), pre-warning, pre-liberty, with Old Model cylinders. Add to Cart. Has never had the new model update kit installed. We gets lots of questions about old Rugers. Selling for a friend. FOREWORD. Values quoted reflect unconverted actions, or with original Old Model parts included with the converted gun. This Ruger Model Single-Six is a 6 shot single action revolver in .22 Magnum Cal. Ruger's "Old Model" Single-Sixes by Bill Hamm. $1.50. Serial numbers below 93-00000 identify old Bearcat and Super Bearcat models made from 1958 to 1972. 376242. Ruger Super Single Six Serial Number History The above chart shows the approximate first … And in some cases, firearms may be stored for a length of time before they are shipped. The Letter of Authenticity lists the serial number, ship date, model and caliber. [6] Because of its compact size and frame, it is advertised as being ideal for hikers or campers in need of a .22 LR revolver, or "kit gun". August 4th, 2003 : RUGER OLD MODEL ENGRAVED” SINGLE-SIX REVOLVER. Otherwise the Super Single Six is externally similar to the Old Model guns. Some bluing wear, but not shot a lot. Old Bill Ruger was a cagey guy with a hand—and heart—sensitive to the pulse of shooters. The gun in question is an old model single six serial number 810969. Fits the Ruger® New Model Single-Six®, Ruger® Wrangler®, Ruger® Single-Ten®, New Model Blackhawk®, Ruger Vaquero® (with serial numbers They are Fits the XR grip frame, Ruger® New Model Single-Six®, Ruger® Single-Ten®, New Model Blackhawk®, Ruger Vaquero® (with serial numbers beginning with 50-XXXXX), New Model Super Blackhawk® with round trigger guard The New Model Single-Six is currently chambered in. Gun: Old Model Single-Six—Second Version (contoured loading gate)Manufacturer: Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.Chambering: .22 Long RifleManufactured: 1959Condition: 98 percent—NRA Excellent (Modern Gun Standards)Value: $500-$550. The first group of guns were sent to Spain for engraving around the end of 1954. The Great Ammo Shortage of 2020: When Will It End? These older Ruger Single Action 3 screw revolvers are sought after by collectors and single action aficionados. Ruger manufactures several "convertible" models that ship with both a. One was .22 lr and one was .22 mag. were single cylinder guns. No letters. At around the 150000 serial number the barrels were changed to accommodate the 22 mag ammo. Yours is a great find, and a very hard gun to find. Stolen two years later. If that's what you have, it is well below the 150,000 threshold for 22 Mags so it is a 22 LR only. This is the Single Six I found last week in Gulf Shores. This number should be used as a point of reference only. Contact Seller *Your Name: *Your Email: *Your Phone Number: *Message: ... Ruger Old Model Super Single Six (3 screws) Description: Excellent condition 22/22 Mag Ruger Old Model Super Single Six (3 screws) with 5 1/2" barrel. shipped. It is not necessarily the very first serial number shipped, but Ruger Old Model "Engraved" Single-Six revolver by Bill Hamm. This single action revolver was offered in three barrel lengths and featured a flat loading gate and checkered hard rubber grips. The Ruger Bearcat is a single-action, .22 caliber revolver manufactured by Sturm, Ruger & Co., introduced in 1958. Sturm, Ruger and Company started production on the single action Blackhawk revolver in 1955. Three frame screws identify the “old model” Single Six, Blackhawk, and Super Blackhawk made from 1953 to 1972. New Model Single-Six ® revolvers are the perfect small bore single-action revolver for plinking, small game hunting or serious competition. photography by Bill Hamm. Once Ruger's production of the Single-Six was firmly established in early 1954, Bill Ruger began developing an “Engraved” gun program for the Single-Six revolver. SOLD Its only apology is aftermarket, but period-correct, plastic “staghorn” stocks, but it has been well taken care of. Rosewood laminate grips for single-action revolvers without the internal lock. Revolver. 327 Federal Magnum as well, in a seven-shot stainless steel variant, with barrel lengths of 4.62 inches, 5.5 inches, and 7.5 inches. The Old Models are often called "3 Screw". he adage that “timing is everything” was never truer than with the Ruger Single-Six, a revolver that took inspiration from the Colt Single Action Army—a six gun intrinsically linked with the American West, but which was discontinued by Colt in 1949 as being outdated. Unfortunately it is missing the magnum cylinder. Used Single Sixes tend to have only the .22 lr cylinder due to the other one having been lost years before from lack of use. E-mail your comments/questions about this site to:EmediaRifleman@nrahq.org For questions/comments about American Rifleman magazine, please e-mail:Publications@nrahq.org You can contact the NRA via phone at: NRA Member Programs1-800-672-3888, To advertise on American Rifleman, visit nramediakit.com for more information. [7][6] From 1984 to 1997 Ruger chambered the New Model Single-Six in .32 H&R Magnum (which allows the use of .32 S&W and .32 S&W Long cartridges). Both cylinders should be fluted with the firing pin groove. Thread Tools: Show Printable Version. It is not necessarily the very first serial number shipped, but it can be used to determine the approximate year your Ruger firearm was shipped. The transfer bar safety allows the revolver to fire only when the model has been pulled. Have more pics and can get more info if needed. It should be fairly obvious to our readers by now that we are great fans of William B. Ruger and his fine firearms, so lots of folks must figure we're the guys to ask about that Old Model Super Blackhawk from the pawn shop or dad's old Bearcat. Ruger also said that when it left NH in April 1967 it was blued, but the pistol I have has a nickel finish on it, with a gold cylinder and a gold barrel, and the numbers on the cylinder match the last three numbers of the serial number. The Single-Six.22 LR, which shares the same action, preceded it by two years. Privacy Policy   •   Contact Us   •   Warnings   •   FAQs   •  © 2020 National Rifle Association of America. Ruger also said that when it left NH in April 1967 it was blued, but the pistol I have has a nickel finish on it, with a gold cylinder and a gold barrel, and the numbers on the cylinder match the last three numbers of the serial number. Ruger introduced its Single-Six single action revolver in .22 “Magnum Only” around June of that same year. Look at the face of the magnum cylinder for scratched in 3 digits of the serial, the last 3 digits. Beginning Serial Number: Years of Production: 81- 81- 81- 81- 82- 82- 83- 83-90986. bl. by Boge Quinn August 13th, 2003 We gets lots of questions about old Rugers.It should be fairly obvious to our readers by now that we are great fans of William B. Ruger and his fine firearms, so lots of folks must figure we're the guys to ask about that Old Model Super Blackhawk from the pawn shop or dad's old Bearcat. A closer look at the Ruger "Old Model" Single Six Convertible chambered in .22 Rimfire and .22 Magnum. OLD MODEL SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVERS (PRE-TRANSFER BAR) Single Six Revolver Flat Gate Model Contoured Gate Model Spanish Engraved (serial no. Close up view of # 321217's serial number roll mark. 95% blue with pearl type grips. Ruger Old Model Single Six Single Action Revolvers: (1953 - 1973) History: In 1953 Sturm Ruger & Company introduced the Single Six revolver in 22 LR caliber and sales indicated that it was an instant success. Ruger Super Single Six Serial Number History Ruger New Model Single Six Serial Number History (Had to remove links from post due to post count, but it's from the manuals page) I might have just not found the right model page I It is based on the classic Remington single-action revolvers of the mid-19th century. This is a discussion on Old Model Ruger Single Six within the Single Action Revolvers forums, part of the Handgun Forum category; Originally Posted by KS95B40 An old model single six convertible was my first handgun in 1971. Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Department KC Lacey Place Southport, CT 06890 for full details and a FREE shipping box. By contrast, the then-newest gun from the fledgling Sturm, Ruger & Co., flush with success from its semi-automatic .22 pistol, was a .22 single-action, seven-eighths the size of Colt’s Model P, which made its appearance in June 1953. Stag and ivory stocks were available, but rare. Originally the .22 LR had a 5 1/2-inch barrel, and 4 5/8, 6½ and 9½-inch models were later added. Add to cart. The Single-Six was initially offered with a 5½" barrel; 4 5⁄8", 6½", 7½" and 9½" barrels came later. Using an unbreakable coil mainspring, it was the first Ruger gun to use investment castings, even for its chrome-molybdenum frame. Top, Magnum marked Single-Six, model "RSSM", serial number 301416 shipped with a Magnum only cylinder and varnished walnut grips. PRODUCED 1954 - 1958. Get the American Rifleman Insider newsletter for at-a-glance access to industry news, gear, gun reviews, videos and more—delivered directly to your Inbox. In 1953, the new firm of Sturm, Ruger & Company introduced the Single-Six, a .22 LR rimfire single-action revolver. I have a convertible single six with the serial number #370373. This 9½-inch barreled Ruger Single Six is capable of excellent accuracy, as demonstrated here by the great Single Action guru, John Taffin. By contrast, the then-newest gun from the fledgling Sturm, Ruger & Co., flush with success from its semi-automatic .22 pistol, was a .22 single-action, seven-eighths the size of Colt’s Model P, which made its appearance in June 1953. The Ruger Single Six was inspired by the popularity of TV and movie Westerns in the 1950s. 7 and 8; and 5100 to 5119) All Blue Jerred Engraved Standard Jerred Engraved Single Six Convertible Single Six .22 Magnum Model Lightweight Single Six For those models that ship with both cylinders, the last 1964 digits of the serial number are engraved on the front of the flatgate; only cylinders that have been properly timed should be used with any given revolver. Today, the old model Single Six revolvers are prime collectibles, with the “flat gate” guns demanding a premium. Parts & Accessories for the Ruger Old Model Single Six .22 Cal. A classic automobile aficionado, Bill Ruger christened his revolver after the 1920 Packard Single Six Model 116 sedan. The Magnum guns had 6-1/2 inch barrels, round loading gates, checkered black hard rubber grips, and no firing pin groove in the rear of the cylinder. When Was My Ruger Made? Ruger Single Six Standard Serial Number History The above chart shows the approximate first serial number shipped for the indicated year. The numbers listed on Ruger.com indicate it is a Magnum SingleSix . marked on it. Some of those Old Model Single-Sixes with the 20 and 21 prefix with the 5 1/2 in. Aluminum frame and grip frame have probably been redone and are about 90%. Ruger SINGLE SIX ROUND LOADING GATE SERIAL NUMBER 84455 EXCELLENT - .22 LR $899.00: 0 $899.00 1d 9h 16m ... $389.00 1d 10h 19m 17095088. Women On Target® Instructional Shooting Clinics, Volunteer At The Great American Outdoor Show, Marion P. Hammer Women Of Distinction Award, Women's Wildlife Management / Conservation Scholarship, National Youth Shooting Sports Ambassadors, NRA Outstanding Achievement Youth Award Presented by Brownells, National Youth Shooting Sports Cooperative Program, Federal Premium Sets Record Straight On Ammunition Shortage. The Old Models are often called "3 Screw". The NR4 in the 62-00001 - 64-17038 SN range is noted as a scarce gun in the "Reference of Ruger Firearms". Any Old Model 6 1/2 in bl. Heritage Rough Rider Rancher: A Budget-Friendly Revolving Rifle, © 2020 National Rifle Association of America. The Single-Six was first released in June 1953. The side of the frame is marked like any other single six and it came to me with a L.R Switch to … 17 rows The above chart shows the approximate first serial number shipped for the indicated year. Ruger old model Single Six, .22 caliber, believe to be 1960, Serial# 15138*. Westerns were very popular in the 1950s and there was a market for a new revolver like the ones the cowboys, lawmen and outlaws were seen with on TV and in the movies. Ruger introduced the … old model single-action revolvers (pre-transfer bar) Single Six Revolver Flat Gate Model Contoured Gate Model Spanish Engraved (serial no. The box will have RSSM 6 1/2 in. No box or papers. (only) It has a 6.5 inch barrel. Unconverted. There is a slight difference. The term "New Model" simply means that this model includes Ruger's transfer bar mechanism for increased safety, allowing one to carry the revolver safely with all six chambers loaded. ... Ruger offers consumers almost 800 variations of more than 40 product lines. Parts List. For specific questions or additional information, please contact Customer Service. bl. Ruger provides the accuracy bar safety upgrade free of charge for numbers of any old model Single-Six. Many different models and variations have been added to the New Model Ruger line over the years, too many for us to cover in this column. As such, it is easily worth $500-$550. The New Model Single Six is still in production today. Items per page: Sort By Page: 1; 23 Item(s) Ruger Old Model Single Six Barrel 5.5" $54.95. The Single-Six came with checkered, hard-rubber stocks bearing Ruger’s stylized eagle logo; walnut stocks were optional until 1961, when they became standard. NR4, model number 0623. One is a late 50s production old model with the original 3 screw action. New Model Single-Six (Includes Bisley Models & 50th Anniversary Model) Caliber: 22 LR, 22 … The 9-1/2 these fine guns you will learn faster and have a much clearer is the next question that naturally follows: "What article at Collecting Rugers - Part 1). Ruger lumped serial numbers together for 22 LR only, 22 only. The above chart shows the approximate first serial number shipped for Serial number 179xxx. It is not necessarily the very first serial Ruger Single-Six. This number should be used as a point of reference Model: Super Single Six Old Model Serial Number: 60-82779 Caliber Info: 22/22 Condition: Excellent Barrels: 5 1/2 . But consumer demand resulted in a Colt-style, fully contoured loading gate in 1957, around serial number 70,000. Ruger reintroduced this caliber option in 2002, [11] and in September 2014 released the Single-Seven in . When Was My Ruger Made? There are occasions when blocks of serial numbers have been manufactured out of sequence, sometimes years later. Designed in 1953, the Single-Six was Ruger's first revolver, following the initial success in 1949 of Bill Ruger's Mark I semi-auto .22LR pistol. Add to My Saved Parts. The Ruger Single Six is a single action revolver that came with 2 cylinders. Serial number is D501xxx which makes it a 1968 model. Ruger Old Model Single Six Serial Number History Rating: 9,0/10 3878 reviews Jump to navigationJump to search Ruger Vaquero Type Revolver Place of origin United States Production history Designer Bill Ruger Sr. Ruger Old Model Single Six Single Action Revolvers: (1953 - 1973) History: In 1953 Sturm Ruger & Company introduced the Single Six revolver in 22 LR caliber and sales indicated that it was an instant success. The black-anodized, one-piece cast Alcoa aluminum backstrap and trigger guard was another innovative feature. Sort by: 0 Schematic w/ Parts List Ruger OM Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk, Single Six Schematic w/ Parts List. For serial numbers manufactured prior to our electronic records, or for an official letter confirming the details on your firearm please download and mail in the Request for Letter of Authenticity form. Note: Unconverted Old Models must be carried with the hammer resting over an empty chamber. Email this Page. Ruger Super Single Six Serial Number History Ruger New Model Single Six Serial Number History (Had to remove links from post due to post count, but it's from the manuals page) I might have just not found the right model page I guess. Thus, the success of the Single-Six was immediate, not only for those who wanted a single-action as affordable to own as it was to shoot, but for anyone who wanted to emulate their cowboy idols. Revolver. Makes my Old Model Single-Six 5 1/2" (20-218XX) a circa 1969 standard model covertable (although it only had the 22MAG cylinder with it when I bought it even though it's in mint condition). No Reserve. GENERAL OVERVIEW. What could be mistaken for pinprick pitting is actually imperfection in the casting. The Ruger Single-Six is a single-action rimfire revolver produced by Sturm, Ruger & Co. Serial number 209xxx. A Brief rundown of my 2 Ruger single Sixes. box would work for your gun as they didn't change through out the Old Models. Willmar, The highest serial number for an Old Model Magnum Single-Six is 394740, so your gun was made in 1964, just after Single-Six convertibles came on the market. But consumer demand resulted in a Colt-style, fully contoured loading gate in 1957, around serial number 70,000. ruger single six old model, ruger single six serial number lookup, ruger single six serial number starts with 60, ruger single six serial numbers. Anyone that is serious about collecting Ruger Single-Sixes would love to find a Mag marked single cylinder gun with the Eagle on the barrel. The Ruger Single-Six is a single action rimfire revolver produced by Sturm, Ruger.The Single-Six was first released in June 1953. In 1973, Ruger discontinued what is now called the Old Model Single-Six and introduced the New Model, which featured a transfer bar. Given Colt discontinuing the SAA, the revolver gained a foothold. August 13th, 2003. The standard, fixed sight, Single Six no longer comes with a flat top by Boge Quinn. The adage that “timing is everything” was never truer than with the Ruger Single-Six, a revolver that took inspiration from the Colt Single Action Army—a six gun intrinsically linked with the American West, but which was discontinued by Colt in 1949 as being outdated. Your 5 1/2 Single-Six was probably shipped as RSS5-X and the primary .22LR cylinder was misplaced somewhere along the line. OLD MODEL “SINGLE-SIX. Product #: PDF0957 Part Key: 0. A blade front and notch rear sight. One was .22 lr and one was .22 mag. I love single sixes, especially old … It has smooth walnut grips with the Ruger eagle m With a price tag of $57.50, the Single-Six appeared on the eve of “The Golden Age of Television Westerns,” with tall-in-the-saddle heroes blazing away on the new-fangled TV sets that were starting to appear in homes across America. it can be used to determine the approximate year your Ruger firearm was It’s an unconverted, 3-screw with the .22 LR cylinder. Yes, a This Old Model Single-Six is in 98 percent condition, with very little muzzle and ejector rod housing wear. Click on a term to search for related topics. Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Note: This service is provided as reference only, and accuracy is not guaranteed. I have a Ruger Three Screw, I contacted Ruger about the pistol to find out the age by serial number they said it was a 1967 model. 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