'73 Single Six Cylinder - Help Please?

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Marcruger

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Hi Guys, My buddy asked me to help him with a cylinder he inherited. It's a Single Six cylinder, like new, no turn ring, in its red pouch and white outer box (a bit yellowed). Serial number 21-557XX. I think that puts it in 1973. What I don't know is which cylinder it is. It is recessed for rims, no relief ring for the firing pin, no external roll-engraved indication of caliber. I do see an indication of a "throat" in each chamber. The "last three" of the serial are on the face of the cylinder. No wear on the front boss or rachet, so I don't think this cylinder was ever used. Can you folks give me a fair idea of price and which cylinder I am dealing with here? Many thanks and God Bless, Marc
 

308longdistance

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Marcruger

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Hi Folks, Many thanks for the excellent information. It is identical to the one shown at above at right. So it is a Magnum cylinder, which makes sense. Being fluted and non-rollmarked, does that make it an OM cylinder? Also, since he wants to market it, what would be a fair price? Is $60.00 in the ballpark for one in 100% shape? Best wishes, Marc
 

308longdistance

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Fluted 22mag. cylinders were Old Model and early New Model cylinders.

The serial number you reference is for a 1973 OM single six. I would think $60 + or - some is in the ballpark for the cylinder.
 

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