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Ruger Service Six Questions

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by BSA1, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. BSA1

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    I have a few questions about the Ruger Service-Six revolver I saw today.

    At what serial number did Ruger change the angle on the grip frame?

    What size of wood grip came on the gun originally? This gun had small factory “magna” style grips instead of the larger target size grips. (Grips are hardwood with the diamond pattern checkering). They are too small for me so I would need a Tyler T-Grip or a large grip such as Pachmeyer.

    This gun was in .357 but laying on the table was one in 38 Special. How scare is the 38 Special model?

    This gun was priced about $320 or so.

    I can not provide any more information. I was at a Gun Show and it was too hard to get a better look at when it is crowded. I am trying to decide if I am going back to the show tomorrow morning as there were a couple of other things I want to get.
     
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  2. Blue Brick

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    DSC01919(1).jpg I love mine. 38 only. This IS a 357 that was not 100% reamed to accept 357. The old man made one set of parts.

    Mine has a full recoil shield and a heavy barrel.
     
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    That is the first time I have heard an explanation that touches on why I once owned a 150 series 2 3/4” barrel fixed sight Security six.

    I have also owned a post-150 2 3/4” barrel fixed sight Service Six.
     
  5. 357 Terms

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    Mine was a 161 prefix Service Six.
    Great 357, at $320 I would say that is a great deal.
    This one was made in 1986, which means it is younger! than my 170 prefix GP100.
     
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    $320 for a Security Six sounds pretty darn good to me. If you get the one in 357, I highly recommend the Pachmyar grips. I put a set of wood target grips on mine, and while very pretty, not fun to shoot
     
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  7. BSA1

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    Thanks. I am headed back out to the Gun Show this morning before it gets crowded.
     
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  8. BSA1

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    Well went back to the Gun Show and the dealer wanted $430.00 plus tax. It was blue finish with holster wear and ding or two. Laying on the table was a S&W Model 64 with pinned 4” barrel in very good condition for $385.00 so no Ruger. The grips are in excellent condition making me think it has never been carried.

    What can I say? The 4” K-Frame just fits me like a glove. So for $340.00 and sales tax my Model 10-6 has a brother . This Model 64 needs a cleaning, oil and with a little TLC afterwards may pass for Excellent Condition.
     
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  9. bannockburn

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    First thing I did when I got new Security Six was to put Pachmayr Presentation grips on it!
     
  10. Hooda Thunkit

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    I gotta tell ya, given the choice of a $430 .38 Spl Service Six, or a $385 SW M10, I would own the M10 also.

    Good choice.

    For future reference, Tyler T-grips makes a grip adapter for the Six series Rugers.
     
  11. Blue Brick

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    Boooooo!
     
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    :D
     
  13. sgt127

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    My. How times change. An old Ruger revolver at a higher price than a comparable Smith.

    Glad I have enough of each.
     
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