What To Do With a 40+ Year Old Ruger?


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doc540
September 29, 2010, 10:56 PM
My answer to this timeless dilemma?

Of course!

Clean it after getting it all smoked up! ;)

Thanks to a Ruger Forum member I was able to acquire this 1968, 4 5/8" barrel Ruger.

My very first pistol at age 17 was a 1967 model just like it. Sadly, it was later stolen, and I hadn't shot a Single Six for about 40 years until this afternoon.

Gee, was that ever fun! After 100 rounds all that was left was a paper massacre. :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Ruger%20Single%20Six/1968/DSCN3011-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Ruger%20Single%20Six/1968/1968singlesix1.jpg

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CraigC
September 29, 2010, 11:21 PM
Wonderful old Ruger! That particular barrel length ain't exactly growing on trees.

doc540
September 29, 2010, 11:25 PM
That particular barrel length ain't exactly growing on trees.

That's what my wallet just told me. :o

BullRunBear
September 30, 2010, 06:07 AM
Doc,

I have an old model Single-Six from the early 1960s and a 357 Blackhawk flattop with a 3 digit serial number. I like them better than the modern versions.

You've got it right. Shoot. Smile. Clean. Repeat (as often as possible). :D

Jeff

bannockburn
September 30, 2010, 06:18 AM
doc540

Very nice, especially with that barrel length. Even with all the gunshows I have been to, I have never seen one. And you've got the extra cylinder and box; looks like you have the prefect Trifecta there my friend. Thanks for sharing.

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