22 mag single 6

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rando8586

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Bought a excellent 9 1/2 " single 6, marked 22 cal. Thought it was 22 LR but bulged casing say different. It is definitely a Mag. Just requested letter ,serial # 193xxx would be 1962. Has been converted, so will be a shooter. Will look for a 22lr cylinder.
 
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That model RSS9 was built as a convertible. Check the front of the mag cylinder (which apparently you have) ; it should NOT have the last three numbers of the serial number scratched on it. That didn't start till 360739.
 

pyth0n

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Bought a excellent 9 1/2 " single 6, marked 22 cal. Thought it was 22 LR but bulged casing say different. It is definitely a Mag. Just requested letter ,serial # 193xxx would be 1962. Has been converted, so will be a shooter. Will look for a 22lr cylinder.
Mine is a New Model 77-78 date, just curious, is your cylinder Fluted? My magnum cylinder is unfluted & LR cylinder is fluted. I don't know that Ruger did that for all Single Six years.
 
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yes, not until the New models of 1973, when they roll marked them 22 magnum as well as removed the flutes on the 'new' .22 magnum cylinders, so as to SEE/KNOW, at a glance, just what /which cylinder was which,,,,all too many folks could NOT figure it out for those early convertible years.:unsure::rolleyes::cool:
 

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Hondo44

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All old and new model cylinders are fluted until about 1975 through 1976. Then cylinders changed irrespective of old or new model guns:

Magnum cylinders lost the flutes and got the 22 mag marking. LR cylinders lost the firing pin groove on the rear face.
 

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