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Old September 14, 2014, 10:38 PM   #1
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Speed Six Bicentennial

Managed to stumble across this gun just minutes after it was put in the display case. Been on the lookout for one like this for quite some time, but didn't think I'd ever find one locally.

Just got it off layaway yesterday. Just gave it a cleaning and a slight polishing with Flitz.

Gun is in great shape and locks up like a bank vault. What can I say? I really have a thing for stainless .357s.



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Old September 14, 2014, 10:41 PM   #2
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I.... I.... I... would kill for such a find (well not really KILL but if a old geezer was looking at the same gun I'd shove him away to get my mitts on it;-)

Great find.

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Old September 14, 2014, 10:47 PM   #3
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Deaf, she was in the case next to a 3" Model 65-3 and a 4" police trade-in Model 13-1.

I grabbed all three.

Put me in a bit of a bind with cash, but I didn't want to let any one of those three get away.



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Old September 15, 2014, 03:36 AM   #4
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You scored on all three! Congrats!
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Old September 15, 2014, 05:52 AM   #5
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Now that's three nice ones. Congratulations.
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Old September 15, 2014, 06:50 AM   #6
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Wow that's definitely a winning Trifecta you've got there! And they're all in really great condition too. I would love to have any one of those three revolvers. Congrats on the fantastic find.
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Old September 15, 2014, 04:08 PM   #7
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LC,

I'd have done the same thing. Better to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission.

Real good set!

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Old September 15, 2014, 05:02 PM   #8
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What a score.
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Old September 16, 2014, 08:24 AM   #9
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Good luck accompanied you, sir! I still have a 6-inch Bicentennial Security Six that I purchased brand new in (you guessed it) 1976. I even used it to "test the water" in PPC competition, as a young cop. It performed pretty well, but was supplanted by a customized PPC revolver (S&W K-frame, Douglas barrel, BoMar sight rib, action job, fixed trigger sto[, etc.).

The Ruger became my bride's favorite handgun shortly after our wedding, and she still keeps it loaded and ready, and laughs when I refer to it as "my" revolver ...

Other than upgraded grips, it's still as-manufactured. Not to derail the thread, but I do wonder how many service-grade semiautos from 38 years ago are still running after thousands of rounds with no replacement springs, mags, etc.???
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Old September 17, 2014, 12:26 AM   #10
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I also have a collector's item Speed-Six (it's one of the few that hasn't been bought by Deaf). Frankly, I'm stunned that lightning not only struck in the same place three times, but at the same time! I bought a brand new Model 13 in the late 70s, but foolishly sold it thinking I could just buy one later. But the time was, I would recommend the 13 as the perfect home defense gun. As the Ruger Security-Six became more available in stainless steel, it became my favorite; however, the 13 was easier to shoot with its heavier barrel and it had a better action. There was no doubt but that the Ruger was stronger, and what I didn't know then was that a lot of dry firing and a spring kit made a world of difference in the Ruger's actions.

Very nice guns.
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Old September 17, 2014, 07:29 PM   #11
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Well Confederate I don't have THAT many Security series revolvers.... but Confederate is right.

Dry fire with snap caps, but please don't SLAM the action shut nor mash the trigger with maximum force, and a spring kit does wonders.

Add just a tad of honing of the action and maybe a part swap or two (if you have extra hands and cylinder stops) and you can get both a slick action and very tight gun.

I saw a Speed Six, quite tight, at a local gun shop. Guy had already bought it but had not picked it up yet. It was in excellent shape with a tight action. Boo hoo... you just can't get enough of those Six's.

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