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I was bored so I was thinking if this is possible.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by 45shooter, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. 45shooter

    45shooter Member

    Jan 8, 2004
    Can the Ruger Ruger Super Single Six be converted to fire 38 Special +P?
    Maybe a 5 shot instead of 6 but in 38 caliber. A Super Single Six in such caliber with 5 1/2" barrel would be the perfect packing revolver when out in the woods.

    Yeah, I know it would be expensive to make and fit a new larger cylinder and install a new barrel but the result would be worth the cost.

    What do you say?
  2. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Senior Elder

    Dec 24, 2002
    I talked to John Gallagher, an established Ruger plumber, about that once.
    He said it was possible, but he preferred to go to 9mm P because opening up the channel under the loading gate big enough to pass the rim of a .38 was at risk of cutting into the track for the transfer bar. He said he could do a .38 on an Old Model Single Six; I don't recall if 5 or 6 shot. OAL would be very limited. Read what Hamilton Bowen said about making a Single Six into .32-20.

    If you just wanted to go shooting, you could haunt the shows, stores, and sale sites for a .32 H&R Magnum Single Six. Some of those get loaded pretty heavily.

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