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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by cbourbeau32, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. cbourbeau32

    cbourbeau32 Member

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    What would a good price (I would be the buyer) be for a well used but still tight SS with only the 22lr cylinder? 6.5" barrel
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  2. MidRoad

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    I paid $450 for SS 6.5" at my LGS, but it's a convertible. If that helps. They have a used blued 5.5" convertible for 400. But that's a store so you should be able to get that for 400 or less IMO
     
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  3. Terminatorret

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    I recently purchased a BLUE 1973 Convertible (.22lr/.22mag) 95% 6-1/2" in Texas for $400...maybe $425...can't recall exactly. I thought I got a fair deal. No super price, but it was what I'd been looking for (locally) for the past year. I haven't regretted it. Killed a stupid squirrel on my bird feeder this week with one shot. Still need to adjust the sights "officially" to enable head vs. body shots.
     
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  4. Ratshooter

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    The price is about what others have said. And its easy to find used 22 mag cylinders for them. Ebay and GB both list them and they go for a decent price. Not too high. The 22lr cylinders always bring a higher price. And you can buy after market cylinders for them too. Midway sells them.

    But since the cylinder is missing I would use that as a bargaining tool and show what it will cost to replace it. Then offer about $250 and see what happens.
     
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    Not all came with 2 cylinders. Do you have a ballpark age on the revolver? Earlier ones are worth more, flat gates still more.
     
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    Has it been converted to the transfer bar? Three screws that are unconveryed command more from what I have seen.
     
  7. cbourbeau32

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    1973 according to the serial number.

    It will cost me $230 out the door at my FFL. I think I will go for it
     
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  8. MidRoad

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    Sounds like a bargain
     
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  9. ontarget

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    At $230 I'd be all over it. And I'm not even in the market for one. $400 and up around here is the going rate.
     
  10. Charlie Martinez

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    I have a three screw SS that Ruger is willing to convert to transfer bar at no cost. Ive never made up my mind to send it to them for the work. Should I keep it the way it is? Can I buy a 22 magnum cylinder for my SS & just switch it with the 22LR?
     
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    If you have an original unconverted three-screw Single Six, do NOT have it converted. If it is in any reasonable shape, it has some collector value. Ask the guys over on Rugerforum.com. If you don't like having to carry hammer down on an empty cylinder, please sell the gun and buy a newer model with a transfer bar.
     
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  12. bannockburn

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    I have a Single Six that a friend of mine gave to me. He used it to run trap lines and while looking a little worse for wear, it still was in great working order and cleaned up nicely. I picked up a .22 Magnum cylinder at a gun show and had it fitted to my gun. Don't ever plan on having it converted as I like it too much just the way it is!

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  13. Jesse Heywood

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    Any time you add or switch cylinders the gun needs to go to a smith that is an expert in timing and fitting. Someone who does it for a living. I would contact Ruger and see what the cost is.
     
  14. stonebuster

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    I found a 5.5" 1967 unconverted 3 screw SS 22LR in very nice shape at a LGS for $350 a couple years ago. It will remain unconverted. IMG_0307.JPG At $230 in good working order yours would be a bargain.
     
  15. cbourbeau32

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    I ended up going with a 1986 version. It has a few spots on it that will need to be spot blued but it has a neat looking Bisley engraved cylinder. I will remove the scope and put iron sights back on it. It will cost me $270 OTD after I pay the transfer fee. Y'all think I did OK? IMG_20190607_162858744_HDR.jpg IMG_20190607_162950534_HDR.jpg IMG_20190607_162858744_HDR.jpg IMG_20190607_162950534_HDR.jpg wm_13746714.jpg
     
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  16. ontarget

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    Yeah you did great.
     
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    If it functions well and you enjoy it, it's well worth it. I like the engraved cylinder and grips. If it were mine, I'd remove the scope and use some sandpaper and cold blue on the rust if trigger guard is steel.
     
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    If you send it Ruger to have the cylinder fitted to the gun they will put in their transfer bar & send your parts back with the gun.
     
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    351 Winchester, I believe he got a 1986 SS which has the transfer bar already.
     
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  20. robhof

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    Actually I'd check it 1st, I got Ebay 22 mag cylinder for mine and mounted and checked with bore size rod and found clean run all the way to the base of the cylinder on every chamber, even after several rotations, took it to the range and also shot clean and straight, no smith work!!
     
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  21. cbourbeau32

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    That's a pretty good way to check! Thanks!
     
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  22. bannockburn

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    My .22 Magnum cylinder didn't require all that much fitting when I had it done by a gunsmith who knew his way around Ruger handguns.
     
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  23. bannockburn

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    cbourbeau32

    For the money I think you did really well with getting a Bisley, the scope and mounts, and the nice grips!
     
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  24. hdbiker

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    How things have changed, I bought my 5 1/2 inch Ruger Single Six convertible in 1972/ 73 for 79.00 dollars new. I still have it . hdbiker
     
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  25. Ratshooter

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    I don't know about you but in 1972 I was 15 years old and worked in my dads machine shop for $4.50 an hour. After taxes were taken out it would have taken around 19-20 hours of work time to have bought that gun. According to the inflation calculator $79.00 then works out to $484.00 today. $79.00 sounds like a bargain now but in reality it was just the same price we pay now.

    OP I like your new gun. I think you did great.
     
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