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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Steve Milbocker, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. Steve Milbocker

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    70BDDD66-FB3C-4B3F-B885-3E70D5AF1B92.jpeg I bought this Security 6 used I think in the late 70s or very early 80s. It was my first center fire revolver. I sold it about 25 years ago when my kids were little for 150 bucks! Well today I had the opportunity to buy it back so I did. Some how it doubled in price but I was happy to have it back:) looks like the day I sold it.
     
  2. ArchAngelCD

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    It's rare to get back a gun you sold Decades ago, especially in such good condition. Congratulations.
     
  3. chicharrones

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    A very cool revolver. I wish my GP100 had that barrel profile.

    Congrats on finding it to come back into your collection, Milbocker. :thumbup:
     
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  4. ApacheCoTodd

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    How doggone cool it THAT?!?

    I feel your joy. I've been able to reverse a couple-few regretted sales myself and the reward is very sweet.

    Todd.
     
  5. Starter52

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    $300 for ANY Security - Six is a good enough deal.
     
  6. Waveski

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    Great price for a gun that is priceless to you.
    I too feel your joy.
     
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  7. Aim1

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    Cool.

    How did you track it down?
     
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  8. Steve Milbocker

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    I knew the guy that bought it. A mutual friend told me he was thinking about selling it.
     
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  9. CajunBass

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    I've owned a couple of those in the past, but with 4" barrels. Darn good guns.

    Congratulations.
     
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  10. Mr. Tettnanger

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    Welcome Home!
     
  11. ChiefTJS

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    I've been lucky enough to get a few back that I'd missed after selling. It's a nice feeling, Congrats.
     
  12. Rule3

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    How cool is that! I wish all the guns I sold would come back home!

    I am a big fan of the Security and Speed Six, but please lose those "presentation grips":)
     
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  13. Steve Milbocker

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    Sorry, I like those grips a lot! I put them on shortly after purchasing the gun because the originals sucked!:)
     
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    Well, some. I'd certainly pay double what I sold my 2 1/2" Python for to get it back! Or the Cobra. The IJ Cadet, not so much.
     
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  15. ApacheCoTodd

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    I don't have any particular affinity for those grips but the nostalgic nature of them suits a fairly rare barreled Ruger damn fine.:thumbup:

    Todd.
     
  16. Steve Milbocker

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    I agree. Unfortunately he didn't keep the grips or the box:(
     
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    Those grips are not much to look at , but I bet they tighten up your groups.
     
  18. Rule3

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    Your gun, your grips:)
     
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  19. LaneP

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    Congrats on getting back your old friend. They were great revolvers, wish Ruger still produced them.
     
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    Like others, I’m not a big fan of the Goodyear’s but I agree that they would make for a much better grip than the factory mess that those came with. Since you got it back for a reasonable price, you might be able to find something of similar profile but more visually appealing. Either way, well done.
     
  21. Steve Milbocker

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    I'm certainly not opposed to putting some beautiful wood grips on this old girl, in fact I'd love to if I could find some! If anybody has some suggestions I'd appreciate it. Thanks . Also thank you all for the kind words.
     
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    I like the grips. Sometimes beauty follows function.
     
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  23. Rule3

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    I was not implying wood grips. I take wood off all my revolvers and put Pachs on them. Just different style than the OP.
     
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    With a Ruger Security Six or GP100, Pachmayr's presentation grips or Pachmayr's Gripper grips are premium over the original grips that came on the gun. I take the original grips off also. I did on my SP101 also. I have pachmayr's on it also. They are hard plastic instead of rubber. Still much better then the original Lett grips.
     
  25. Riomouse911

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    Cool! I’m glad your old friend is back in the fold. There is only one gun I really would love to find, but that Savage 99F .308 Win is long gone to a buyer unknown .

    Stay safe.
     
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