3 Screw Custom- Super Size Single Six

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A while back I purchased a 1963 Single Six that appears to be refinished. A request to Ruger for a letter drew a blank- there was no record of this serial in their books. So, I figured if I was going to do some work on an old 3 Screw Single Six, this was the one. (Nothing I did can't be reversed if desired.)

I had a Super Blackhawk Hunter grip frame in stainless. I acquired an Old Army wide trigger and fabricated a trigger spring adapter block. I also modified the front strap to be more vertical like a Bisley. I fit the grip frame to the main frame and polished it out. Replaced the ejector and base pin with stainless parts that I polished. I then installed Wolff springs and had Chad at Chig's make some beautiful Ironwood grip panels for it.

Here's the "finished" product. I will say this is the nicest feeling Single Six that I have ever held. From the wide trigger to the more vertical front strap- for me, this is perfection. I still have to decide if I want to polish out the sides of the hammer and trigger, or replace the hammer with one of the new OM Single Six Super hammers in black from RW Gripframes.
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Isn't that a s/n in the 22 Magnum range?
Yes, it is. I had Linda at Ruger Records check all possibilities and there was no record. She also checked the serial above and below it- they were both there. This one is a mystery.

I bought it with the .22LR cylinder only that was marked with the correct serial. I was lucky enough to purchase a .22WMR cylinder that was unmarked that I fit to it.
 
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