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shiftyer1
September 17, 2012, 04:11 PM
does anyone know the approximate value of a single six made in 1961? It's a shooter and worn but not abused.

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rcmodel
September 17, 2012, 04:30 PM
Like this with two cylinders, box, and papers?
http://www.gunauction.com/buy/10834721/revolvers-for-sale/sturm-2c-ruger-and-co.-single-six-no-transfer-bar-like-new-both-cylinders

Or like this?
http://www.gunauction.com/buy/10932264/revolvers-for-sale/ruger-old-model-ruger-22-mag-single-six

http://www.gunauction.com/buy/11204859/revolvers-for-sale/ruger-old-model-single-six-3-screw-.22-lr-single-action-revolver-2c-no-reserve

rc

W.E.G.
September 17, 2012, 04:35 PM
Assuming no .22 Mag conversion cylinder, probably around $250 to $400 depending on how "worn" it really is. Has it been "converted?"

You are selling to a collector market with such an item, and condition is everything.

CraigC
September 17, 2012, 04:37 PM
Depending on exactly what condition it's in, it could be as little as $200 or as high as $350.

It's only a collector market if it's extremely rare or in collectible condition. Not all Old Models are sought after by collectors. Which is why you can still get them for well under $300.

Jaymo
September 17, 2012, 08:49 PM
Dang, I really did get a good deal when I bought my 1978 Single Six for $225, about a week ago. Mine looks a lot better than the ones linked here.

W.E.G.
September 17, 2012, 09:13 PM
Dang, I really did get a good deal when I bought my 1978 Single Six for $225, about a week ago. Mine looks a lot better than the ones linked here.

OP's gun is 17 years older than yours.
All elements of condition being equal, the older specimen probably brings a few dollars more.

RaceM
September 18, 2012, 11:26 AM
Mine's either a '74 or a '77 (can't remember), bought used, a few scratches and a basically unshot mag cylinder for $250.

forindooruseonly
September 18, 2012, 02:44 PM
There's a big difference to collectors between Old Model and New Model actions - unconverted old models bringing a premium. I believe the switch to the new model with the transfer bar safety occurred in 72 or 73.

robhof
September 18, 2012, 02:56 PM
I got about the same deal as Race a few years ago, mine was on an auction site and was up for the 3rd time, apparently because it was scoped, no one wanted to bid, so I got it for the min. bid $250 also. Info provided didn't mention mag cylinder, so I was surprised to find it in the plastic box they sent it in. I was going to remove the Tasco scope til I tried it and found it to be bright and accurate so it's still on.

CraigC
September 18, 2012, 04:47 PM
There's a big difference to collectors between Old Model and New Model actions....
Again, only if they're truly a collectible. Not all Old Models are a collectable variation or in collectable condition. I have paid all of $200-$250 for Single Sixes and it didn't matter which era they were from. Condition and rarity is everything.

AZ Desertrat
September 18, 2012, 09:35 PM
I think those are whatever the market will bear...my dad sold his for 500 dollars...but anything beginning at about 300 is probably a good deal.

Confederate
September 19, 2012, 05:33 PM
In today's market, and the rate of inflation, buying any quality gun anywhere near $200 is a great deal. If I were going out to buy a .22 shooter, I'd really look for a stainless steel model. But if I got a good deal on it, I could go with any decent gun. The Rugers are so well made that one could easily get a 1961 model that would be in better shape than a 1978 model. Especially if the 61 had two cylinders and the 78 only had one.

Jaymo
September 19, 2012, 06:12 PM
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The only way a 61 model would be in better shape than a 78 model would be if the 61 model was shot a lot less and was better cared for, than the 78.
Condition is everything. A dog is a dog, no matter who made it. Finish wear does not help value.

My initial comment was merely stating that the price I paid for mine was very good, especially considering the condition. Those Single Six auctions that were linked were some dogs.

The really good deal was the .32 H&R Single 6 I got about 5 years ago for $195.00 at the LGS. It's stainless with fixed sights, fake ivory grips, and 4.625" barrel. Like new, in box. I was shocked when I saw what they're going for now.

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