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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:14 pm 
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Did Ruger ever make a stainless Single six with a 5 1/2” barrel and adjustable sights in .32 H&R mag?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:36 pm 
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Never mind- I found it. Model number 6518.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:34 am 
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They did. It had the fiber optic front sight on it. Very limited run (Davidsons) I think.
99 of them built, according to my records. I have one of them.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:18 am 
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48flyer wrote:
They did. It had the fiber optic front sight on it. Very limited run (Davidsons) I think.
99 of them built, according to my records. I have one of them.


Thanks for the information. I knew they were a limited run, but I did not realize the production number was so low. I guess my chances of ever finding one for sale is quite low.

And I thought my search for my S&W 631 was difficult......


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:40 am 
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A little inspiration (or teasing ,depending how you look at it) for you.
Catalog # KSSM-5 , model 06518
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Got this one cheap from a dealer who said it would not sell because " No one wants a 32 mag anymore ,,,, just 327s ".
Funny thing was he had 2 of them. If I had known the low production numbers I would have bought both.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:37 pm 
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needsmostuff wrote:
Got this one cheap from a dealer who said it would not sell because " No one wants a 32 mag anymore ,,,, just 327s ".
Funny thing was he had 2 of them. If I had known the low production numbers I would have bought both.


Ouch. You're killin’ me....


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:13 pm 
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The 06518 were "clean up" guns.

There was also a blue 5 1/2" with fixed sights model # 06517, 99 made.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:21 am 
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Hondo44 wrote:
The 06518 were "clean up" guns.

There was also a blue 5 1/2" with fixed sights model # 06517, 99 made.


I have one of those 06517's. I had no idea so few were made. I decided I needed another .32 H&R and this one popped up on the classifieds back when you didn't see many .32 H&R Rugers for sale.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:48 pm 
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I picked up one on Armslist this time last year for $400.00 nib. Had no idea they were that rare either. I put the sights on my grandsons single six. He loves them. Good luck on your quest.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:08 pm 
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Does anyone have the Lipsey’s blued 6 1/2” Bisley (#6538) and if so, how do you like it? Any idea as to the production numbers for this model?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:33 pm 
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I bought this about seventeen years ago. It was used/new. Bought dies for it. I think its a good trail gun.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:32 pm 
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I have a single six plow handle 6.5 bbl 32 H&R and I love it ! That is the most common config, though in shorter bbl lengths as well.

In my experience, they are accurate flat shooters. A lot of fun. I'm not letting mine go anytime soon.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:49 am 
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I have one of the 06517's as well. Great shooter. I had no idea only 99 were made.

I bought the 5.5" Bisley (8164) thinking I would like the bisley grip. I haven't really taken a like to it. I guess all the plow handle shooting I've done is just natural for me. It's a fine revolver and shoots well it just doesn't feel quite right.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:44 am 
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Thank you all for the responses. Still wondering if there is anybody out there that actually has a new Bisley model?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:58 am 
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Yes , I do have one . Do I like it to shoot? Don't know . Have not shot it yet . But I can guess at a few things.
Looks to be a platform well suited to wring the most out of a 32 mag ,,,,but a bit large ,for a 32MAG.
I am not a huge Bisley grip fan. For me they have a purpose in the world of heavy recoil , and the 32H&R/327FED do not represent that. To some the Bisley grip aesthetically overpowers the Single Six frame.
Others prefer the Bisley frame above a plow handle for ALL guns and jump thru hoops to get them.
So it boils down to your preference. Get down to a local well stocked gun store and grab a bunch of Rugers and point them . I mean a bunch.
You will know ,quite soon , if a Bisley is the thing for you.


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