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Security/Speed Six Prices

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by D.B. Cooper, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. JohnBT

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    I still have the gun, too. Bought it it in the mid-80s and still like it, even though I've acquired Pythons that I shoot. I like the bull barrel and the smooth action and light trigger. Years ago I put a spring kit in it and it made the pull heavier. That was wasted money.
     
  2. Hanshi

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    I carried a stainless Security Six for a while as a LEO. Several passed through my hands and I liked them all; never thought the day would come when I wouldn't be able to get another, Aaaarrggh...

    I was always very satisfied with them and found them accurate, strong and with a reasonable trigger pull - there were kits that could slick up the pull - and the single action pull always seemed quite good. I was/am a great fan of those revolvers and could kick myself for ending up without at least one.
     
  3. Deaf Smith

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    What do you guys think about this Speed Six, 4 inch bbl, for $300?

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  4. bannockburn

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    First thing that comes to mind is: Ouch! Definitely has that "ridden hard, put away wet" look to it. I'm hoping it's made from stainless steel and not an extremely well worn blued revolver missing all of it's finish. If it still functions properly and possesses decent accuracy I would work on the seller for a better price; say something around $250-$275 maybe? Do like that it's a .357 with a 4" barrel and always found the round butt configuration on the Six Series guns to be more comfortable to use than the square butt configuration.
     
  5. Sistema1927

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    In that condition? About $150 overpriced. (And that assumes that it is still functional.)
     
  6. Madcap_Magician

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    That's in terrible condition. With rusting and spotting that bad, I'd be worried about two things- the condition of the internals would be the primary concern, but also of concern would be whether any of the rust spots are pitting deeply enough to make cleaning the gun up difficult.

    I'd agree with this, except I wouldn't even offer $250 unless I could inspect in person and verify functionality.

    This one does look like a stainless one, though.
     
  7. CraigC
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    Not at $300 but for $200 I'd beadblast the hell out of it and cold blue it.
     
  8. bannockburn

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    I think I might be tempted to try Mother's Mag Polish on it just to see if "beauty" there is really just skin deep.
     
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    Hard to tell from the pic, might just look worse than it actually is.
     
  10. Deaf Smith

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    Gang, it locked fine and was quite shootable. MAYBE I'll go by (it's an Estate Sale) and if it's 25 % off, get it just for fun shooting.

    It was a 161- not sure if stainless or not (but the hammer and trigger as well as hand ARE stainless on all Ruger Six's.

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  11. Madcap_Magician

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    If it's shootable and the internals looked good, I'd do $275 and clean it up.
     
  12. brewer12345

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    A tangential question:

    I have a security six from the 70s that has the original grips on in\t. They make it handy to carry, but shooting is a bit trickier than it should be, especially with full magnum loads. Any suggestions on alternative grips?
     
  13. sean m

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    I have two in my collection, think they are close to being the perfect 357 carry revolver

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  14. Deaf Smith

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    Well someone grabbed it. Didn't even wait till it was 25 % off. So they paid, tax included, maybe $340.

    To rich for my blood (and I have a Speed Six 2 3/4 inch stainless and two Security Sixes, also 2 3/4 inch and stainless sixguns.)

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  15. bannockburn

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    Agreed. Way too much for such a neglected (and possibly abused), handgun. Here's hoping another Six comes your way and that it's in better shape than this last one!
     
  16. Confederate

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    I'd love to have you post a better (hi-res) photo(s) of it.

    What's the barrel inside like? You might send it to have it hard chromed. Most places will polish it for you (though pits don't come out). Still, it will put new life into the gun.
     

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