Ruger Police Service Six??


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Tomcat47
April 13, 2013, 11:49 PM
In LGS Today and they have a Ruger Police Service Six 357 magnum in Stainless.

This one in particular had been stamped on left side above trigger:

" Made in the 200th Year of American Liberty "

Had not seen this before .. Nice Revolver though! $339.00 will be the price when it goes in case next week.

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lobo9er
April 13, 2013, 11:57 PM
i bought a LNIB 4 inch security six for 350 and felt it was the deal of my life. so...... if you have the money buy it.

skidder
April 14, 2013, 12:43 AM
Grab it! That's a good price. I've been seeing them go for $450 to $650. The fact that its a bicentennial makes it even that much cooler. :cool:

I picked mine up at a gun show in Butte for $329 about 18 months ago.


http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc456/exlogger/Service%20Six/ServiceSix12.jpg

shiftyer1
April 14, 2013, 12:48 AM
I've not heard of that bicentenial model, but a six series in good shape under 400 is well worth it!

slick6
April 14, 2013, 02:12 AM
I've not heard of that bicentenial model, but a six series in good shape under 400 is well worth it!
In 1976 all Ruger guns produced were stamped with the Bicentenial marking. Although these guns are usually worth a 10% premium over non-Bicentenial guns.

357 Terms
April 14, 2013, 05:21 AM
For that price I would jump all over it, and I already have one!!!

logical
April 14, 2013, 08:41 AM
The Security, Service and Speed sixes are finally getting their due on the market. Unless your new find has the barrel tied in a knot it would bring $400 on Gunbroker, and if it's in relatively nice shape $450 and like new with the box well north of $500. My Service Six is the .38 Special DAO Police version and my nightstand gun.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-rotOxmcL5LY/UWHXpFUWh3I/AAAAAAAAAS4/ayWHT770BA4/s527/IMG_0219.JPG

Mobuck
April 14, 2013, 11:07 AM
Nothing extra special about the centenial model unless you're into those added inscriptions. Same gun, same performance. That would be a high price some time back but in the ball park these days.

MedWheeler
April 14, 2013, 11:10 AM
My dad carried a blued one during a stint as a deputy in Colorado in the early eighties. I don't know if he bought it new, as we were not in contact back then. Its serial number dates at from around that year, but not 1976 itself, as it has no bicentennial stamp.

It's a rock-solid, well-balanced shooter, and came with the then-optional rubber (Pachmayr?) grips.

It became mine when he died in 2010. I'd love a stainless one to keep it company.

ID-shooting
April 14, 2013, 11:12 AM
Buy it!

logical
April 14, 2013, 11:27 AM
That would be a high price some time back

Except for real estate and Beanie Babies, that pretty much true for everything.

I am always in the market for any of the Sixes and the prices I see are not just ban-panic prices, these Rugers have seen a steady climb over the last 5 years. Take a look at the auctions, that's a $500 or more gun all day long depending on condition. I bought a NIB 6" stainless Security Six, Ohio State Patrol commemerative in a wood case for $275 but that was 8 years ago before people widely realized the quality of these guns.

A sharp buyer may still find one in the $350 range at a local shop but a smart seller can get way more. this well worn blued example recently brought $420 and the LNIB Stainless 200th year short barrel one below it brought 39 bids and $875.
http://pics.gunbroker.com/GB/332313000/332313068/pix178827687.jpg

http://pics.gunbroker.com/GB/331319000/331319167/pix303823405.jpg

bikerdoc
April 14, 2013, 11:39 AM
If you are not happy with it I will buy from you, however since they are super great revolvers you will fall in love with it and and someday your grand kids will still be using. That is how good they are.

logical
April 14, 2013, 11:42 AM
Even if you find one that's getting a little tired looking like my Speed Six had, just do a little light polishing.
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tekarra
April 14, 2013, 04:07 PM
Buy it! I sold a 2 3/4" barrel stainless steel Service Six last year; that was a dumb move.

skidder
April 14, 2013, 04:55 PM
logical-- Those are some sick Sixes!:cool:
Dang, I'm gonna need a moment alone boys.:uhoh:

Ok... I'm back. It was almost the big one Elizabeth. :D


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http://pics.gunbroker.com/GB/331319000/331319167/pix303823405.jpg

roaddog28
April 14, 2013, 05:16 PM
Most underrated revolver in ever made. Simple, reliable and a very good self defense revolver. Ruger sold quite a few to law enforcement in 38 special. I have owned a 4 inch 357 magnum version longer than any of my revolvers. At that price I would grab it.
Good luck,
Howard
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu283/HPitt74985/RugerServiceSix.jpg (http://s656.photobucket.com/user/HPitt74985/media/RugerServiceSix.jpg.html)

Deaf Smith
April 14, 2013, 07:54 PM
Can't beat a Security Six but..

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=129168&d=1287341282

Smiths ain't bad either.

And yes it is getting harder and harder to find a good Security/Speed Six, that is fore sure.

Deaf

Jim Watson
April 14, 2013, 08:06 PM
Ruger put that on every single firearm they made in 1976. Thousands of guns, no doubt.
But that has been a while and now you can usually get a premium for nearly any production variant, no matter how trivial.

BemidjiDweller
April 14, 2013, 08:35 PM
If you don't buy it, please post the shop's telephone number so one of us can snag it!

I got a 2 3/4" Security Six as part of a trade, and boy was it one of the best trades I ever made. It is now my EDC and one of my favorite firearms.

lobo9er
April 14, 2013, 08:47 PM
I put some hogue rubber grips on mine. Have you guys found the back strap stings a bit with 357's?

Bush Pilot
April 15, 2013, 12:40 AM
Grab it! That's a good price. I've been seeing them go for $450 to $650. The fact that its a bicentennial makes it even that much cooler. :cool:

I picked mine up at a gun show in Butte for $329 about 18 months ago.


http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc456/exlogger/Service%20Six/ServiceSix12.jpg
That thing looks unfired. PM me if you want to sell, I can meet you in Missoula lol

skidder
April 16, 2013, 01:21 AM
That thing looks unfired. PM me if you want to sell, I can meet you in Missoula lol
Trying to tempt me with a little cash are you.

You a are a sly one. :evil:

rio nueces
April 16, 2013, 03:19 AM
Best revolvers ever made.
Security, Service, and Speed - 6.

bannockburn
April 16, 2013, 06:10 AM
I miss every last one that I owned and sold or traded away! Bicentennial model or not, $339 for a stainless Service Six in decent shape is a super deal. Buy it!

Deltaboy
April 16, 2013, 08:46 PM
Solid guns .

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