.357 Flat Top 10" bbl Eight Groove

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hdonlybob

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When I sold my Ruger collection to buy my retirement rig (my signature pic) my son wound up with my Flat Top collection.
I still watch for him, and made a trade for him recently which got him this .357 Flat Top 10" barrel with eight grooves.
Really a nice gun. Pics aren't the best, as I just came from his home, and it was dark outside, so couldn't get real good picture.
I am very happy for him to add this fine example to his Flat Top collection.
HD :D
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chet15

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Hey Bob, send me a PM of the sn on that one so I can add it to my list. Am up to about 65 known now.
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chet15

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radicalrod":19v2k5m1 said:
Hey Chet, are you sure???? Why I have read only 50 were made :eek: :eek: :eek: I have had 5 myself plus one that wouldn't letter.....see ya RR.
Actually I was wrong. Double checked my notes and I'm up to 74 now. I think its just wierd that I can have almost 150% of the 10" 8-groove .357's ever made (24 more known than were supposed to have been made), yet only 10% to at most 20% noted of the SC4's, 10" .44's, 6-1/2" Super's, Factory engraved Single-Sixes, "S" Lightweights, brass frame 4-5/8" .41's (and 6-1/2" for that matter"), brass frame non-prefix Supers, and on and on and on.
Is something amiss here?? :roll:
My 10" 8-groove s/n list is from hands on collector reports....not heresay.
Hey wait a minute...Are you tryin' to get me goin Rod?
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flatgate

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Well, I used to have one....

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It even had a little "squiggle" of a letter stamped on the cylinder frame, in front of the trigger guard...... :shock:

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chet15

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flatgate":tvcx4aqz said:
Well, I used to have one....

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It even had a little "squiggle" of a letter stamped on the cylinder frame, in front of the trigger guard...... :shock:

flatgate

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Was your gun #37302 or 37320? If the former, then your gun and hdonlybob's gun have something relative to one another. :D
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chet15

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HAWKEYE#28":1qsdome3 said:
I understood we had about 50% of the RSSE's.......... 8)

Yes, that's right, it was close.
I attribute it to the bragging factor. The more bells and whistles on a gun, the easier it is to show up in a collection somewhere of a happy Ruger collector.
10" flattops also have bragging factor, but 150% of the total made?? :roll:
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radicalrod

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Hey Chet, the grips on that 10 inch with the little "squiggle" look awfully familiar to the ones on 37320......which has came back HOME after an extended "VACATION" in the EAST side of RUGER COUNTRY......see ya RR.

OH and that's a BIG YES......on getting you going :D :D :D .....RR
 

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Ah yes, SN 37302...........Nice revolver, came in a 10" 44 FT box with masking tape over the 44 and 357 hand written on the tape. Went to John DeB. about twnty years ago. Then to Flatgate. Then............? I bought it from underneath a setup table at the Tucson, Az. Sabbar Shrine Gun Show , one rainy Friday night. Yes, it had that "S" on the cylinder frame, ahead of the trigger guard! 8)
 

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