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What can you tell me.. Ruger .32 H&R Mag Single Six?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by scythefwd, May 18, 2008.

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  1. scythefwd

    scythefwd Member

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    One of the many firearms my father has passed to me (no, he isn't dead, just "spring cleaning"). It is a Ruger .32 H & R Mag NEW MODEL Single-six. The only handgun load I have ever shot that was this small was a .22, so I know absolutely nothing about it. He had it loaded with .32 S&W longs, so I guess this will take different lengths of ammo, what are they?
    Here are my questions.
    1. What rounds will the firearm chamber (and any industry word play, like one company calling it a mag while another company calling it a long (just an example, don't know if it happens))?

    2. Anything about the round itself is of interest, what can you tell me?

    3. Approximate value of the gun...

    4. Goods and bads of the design of the gun?

    5. Everything else I haven't mentioned.
     
  2. Dismantler

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    The Single Six is a sturdy single action. I have one in .22LR/.22 Magnum, and I love it. Harrington and Richardson came out with the .32 H&R magnum load around 1984. They had the first guns made for this load. It was not really popular as far as I can tell. Not many guns are chambered for it. If you Google "Handgun Ballistics" you will come up with charts giving the ballistics.

    My guess is that is probably worth $225 - $250. That is a guess based on single action Rugers in different calibers that I have seen. I saw a bunch of the .22's in that range, and some freakish .30 caliber Single Six. The .357 and .45 Rugers go for more.

    I do believe that .32 longs can be shot out of the same gun. It is a good woods loafing and small game gun. I DO NOT think that this gun will take the new .327 magnum.

    To be honest, if I had a Single Six loaded with .32 mags, I would not feel too sorry for myself if I needed to use it for defense.
     
  3. BlkHawk73

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    The .32's in the Single Six are somewhat sought after. Depending on the variant and of course condition, box, papers, etc it can be worth from $400 on up. I've seen some fetch over $700. It's a Single Six and a Ruger so it's darn near indestructbale with proper use. The .32 H&R Mag is a fantastic cartridge that's imply overshadowed and has more of a cult following now. Ammo isn't widely available unfortunely.
    For best results for any questions you may have go to www.RugerForum.com
     
  4. peyton

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    I have a brand new one it cost $400, mine has adjustable sights. It is fun to shoot caliber, low recoil and can shoot several different bullets. 32 S&W, 32 S&W long,and 32 H&R. I also shoot 32 acp out of mine ( 32 acp was made for automatics). Ammo is not cheap, I get mine at sportsman warehouse or gunshows. I also reload. Shoot it you'll have FUN. ALSO TAKE DAD ALONG FOR SOME "POINTERS".
     
  5. Vern Humphrey

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    According to Ruger engineers, the Single Six in .32 H&R Mag cannot be used for .327 Mag. There are some 5-shot conversions for that gun in .327 Mag, but I'd thing long and hard before having one converted.

    Stick with .32 S&W Longs and .32 Mags, and you have a great woods gun.
     
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    I would love one in .32 Magnum. Have fun with it, unless you want to sell it, then PM me.
     
  7. scythefwd

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    Well, it came in a ruger graphite grey colored plastic case. I have the original manual, a little bit of .32 S&W longs, and the only thing wrong with it is the bluing is showing some wear on the cylinder frame (where the cylinder mounts, not the actual cylinder). I probably wont be shooting it, as I already have my plinking guns (a rossi .38sp, a feg 9mm, a rough rider .22, my mossberg model 44, my mossberg shotgun, and my bolt .30-30). The main reason I asked is that I am considering selling it an my sks in order to get a .30-06 (mossberg 4x4 or atr) with a laminate stock. I don't do a whole lot of shooting, and .22lr is about as cheap as it gets. I am more looking to keep my "collection" both small, capable of home defense, and big game capable.
     
  8. Majic

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    I would love to find one. :D
     
  9. scythefwd

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    well majic, IF I decide to get rid of it, I will keep you in mind. I am also in VA and would rather see it face to face than through the net. No offense intend to those on the forum.
     
  10. owlhoot

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    There are some in cowboy action shooting who favor this revolver and there is a demand for it by the gamesters who use the .32 long lightly loaded. My personal opinion is that this gun did great harm to the game, but that aside, it is a sought after item, and if you decide to sell, it will bring more than a new Ruger Vaquero. It is inexpensive to reload for once you have your brass, but across the counter, ammo, whether .32 long or .32 mag is quite pricy.
     
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    If it came in a grey plastic case I'm going to guess it's a fixed sight model as that is the only type of Single-Six .32H&R that would be in the time frame of the grey box. Unfortunately this is also the least desirable version as it's a recent production model. Great little gun still, just worth a tad less at probably $3-400.00. The nice thing about the little Vaqueritos is that they are an all steel gun vice the aluminum grip of the standard Single-Six.

    The .32 H&R Mag chambered gun will take the .32 shorts, longs, and the Magnums, also the .32acp will work fine as it is semi rimmed. I love my .32's and have 5 now and will buy any more I come across when money is available.
     
  12. Moonclip

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    Single six in .32 Mag with adj sights are desireable. Not all too many made. I lucked in to one in 2004 at $225, looked new, no box, 4 3/4" at $225. Was priced low I think as shop didn't have ammo for it and probably assumed prices for it were the same as a fixed sight one.
     
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