Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Ruger Single Six transfer bar?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by outofbattery, Nov 10, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. outofbattery

    outofbattery Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2004
    Messages:
    874
    I have an old 3 screw Single Six,20 years older than I am,that was at some point fitted with a transfer bar.This transfer bar broke last week while teaching an NRA Basic Practical Pistol class,bit of a bummer.Is this transfer bar different to the part in the new model or can I order one from Numrich to fix my gun?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. hoghunting

    hoghunting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,597
    Call Ruger. I bet they replace the part for free.
     
  3. outofbattery

    outofbattery Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2004
    Messages:
    874
    Just got off the phone with Ruger and the answer is no.They want me to send it in and that's fine I guess,just didn't want to have to pay $$$ to ship it to them for a $4 part I could easily replace myself.
     
  4. Spartacus451

    Spartacus451 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2006
    Messages:
    612
    Location:
    MA
  5. Confederate

    Confederate Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2005
    Messages:
    3,104
    Location:
    Bethesda, MD
    I would have just ordered the transfer bar. For legal reasons they overreact when they hear the word "three screw." There have been a number of reports of those bars breaking and I can't figure out why. The stainless seems to be brittle on some of them.
     
  6. outofbattery

    outofbattery Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2004
    Messages:
    874

    According to the woman I spoke to at Ruger,the new model transfer bar won't work.I was hoping someone with Single Six knowledge could confirm/deny that the part will work.It didn't originally have a transfer bar but they offered them as a safety retrofit,just don't know what changes have been made.I understand the liability issue perhaps for not wanting to send it back but it's about impossible to louse up installing.
     
  7. Majic

    Majic Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2003
    Messages:
    5,370
    Location:
    Virginia
    Careful now. There are some who can break a ball bearing. :D
     
  8. p35

    p35 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    998
    Location:
    Puget Sound
    Ruger was sued a bunch of times by people who dropped an old model single action and shot themselves when it hit the floor. For years, they advertised a free recall and upgrade whereby they would retrofit a transfer bar safety system and send back the original parts for collector value. I suspect they just want to get their hands on the revolver and make sure the safety is installed and working properly. They are EXTREMELY sensitive about that particular issue.

    Of course, Ruger has a long standing reputation for standing behind their products 110% and being willing to fix anything, regardless of age or cause. I wouldn't hesitate to send it to them.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page