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Single Six or Single Ten?

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

  1. Tallball

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    Is the ten-shot mechanism more complicated and less durable?

    That is a real question, not a rhetorical one.

    I thought I read someone posting about that at some time in the past.
     
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  2. SwampWolf

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    I asked "which of the two pistols (the only ones the op asked about) do you think they'd choose?" This was just a rhetorical, "what if" question, Old Stumpy, not one meant to compare the merits of a .22 vs a 45-70. And the only point I was trying to make is that "all else being equal", given the fact that single-action revolvers are relatively slow to reload, and because these were serious times in terms of keeping your cattle if not your scalp, only Rainman would ignore the advantage of having four extra rounds in the cylinder; again, no matter the caliber or mode of ignition.
     
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  3. SwampWolf

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    Me too, ontarget. Personally, I'd hold out for the barrel length you like the best. When comparing the three most popular barrel lengths offered for most single-action revolvers, it's amazing to me how much different they feel and handle. Choosing which size is important but entirely personal as no size is intrinsically "better" than the other. Good luck in your search.
     
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  4. JTHunter

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    Ontarget - if you have any inclination to use this revolver in a hunting situation (squirrels, rabbits, varmints), the darker color of the blued gun is less likely to cause a light reflection that could alert the game to your presence. I also have the Single Six with the .22 Mag cylinder and I have used it for hunting, usually with the LR cylinder.
     
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  5. Varminterror

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    No. It’s a longer hand and more teeth on the ratchet, as well as more locking notches. Otherwise, the lockwork is the same.
     
  6. Old Stumpy

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    Beating a dead horse here......
     
  7. OrangePwrx9

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    As I get older I find that counting 10 shots sometimes (often?) results in errors. Counting to 5 or 6 is generally more accurate and presents few problems.

    We all get older. Given that a mistake could be costly, I vote for the six-shooter. Think of it as old-age insurance.

    Leave the ten-shooter for the whipper-snappers.
     
  8. Jesse Heywood

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    As I have grown older (and since SWMBO left) I have changed my gun buying practices. When faced with a which gun situation, I buy them both.
     
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  9. Armybrat

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    Single Six is traditional, so why not? Mine is 60 years old.
     
  10. If1HitU

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    I am looking to buy a SS soon but I wouldn't rule out buying a ST either.:thumbup:
     
  11. walnut1704

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    My favorite would be the stainless Single Six...Bisley....but I believe it's .22LR only. Not a convertible.

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  12. Elkins45

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    If I wanted to pretend I was a cowboy I would buy a cow.
     
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