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Rechamber .32H&R Ruger Single Six to .327 Mag?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by mike26038, May 11, 2009.

  1. mike26038

    mike26038 New Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    I looking at a higly customized Ruger Single Six in .32 H&R, and was thinking if I bought it(which I think is gonna happen), could the chambers safely be lengthened to .327 mag?

    IMO, the gun is plenty strong to handle the .327 mag, what say you?

    No real reason to have it done, other than added versitility. I allready have a Single Six in .32, but it is stock, and will stay that way. The new one I'm looking at has had a competition action job, shortened bbl, and a Thunderer style, birds head grip frame added.
    Last edited: May 11, 2009
  2. mnrivrat

    mnrivrat Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Well , the .327 is a lot more pressure - Rugers are generaly overbuilt so my comment is to check the cylinder lengh to make sure that part works out, and if so , I would probably consider it also. (tie it to a tree for the first couple rounds ! LOL )
  3. bmcconne

    bmcconne New Member

    Jul 14, 2008
    Unfortunately, the .327 is too long for the stock cylinder. In order for it to fit, a new cylinder needs to be installed and the barrel has to be modified to allow for the longer cylinder to fill the frame window. The conversion will likely end up costing more than the original gun, but it might be worth it to get exactly what you want.

    Hamilton Bowen has some pictures on his website:

  4. mhblaw

    mhblaw New Member

    Apr 16, 2009
    North Dakota
    Although a larger firearm, you might be better off to locate a Ruger BH by Buckeye with the 32 H&R cylinder and the 32 WCF cylinder. I had my 32 H&R cylinder rechambered to 327 Mag by Bowen. Good shooter and very accurate, as is the 32 WCF in this gun.

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