Decoding a OM Single Six

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Axehandle

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New Single Six on the way home today.... This is a 22 Mag Single Six. 6.5 inch barrel in nice shape... No box and has been converted with no old parts. Possibility hanging that box and parts will come later... Knew it was coming so spent some time with RENE before I went to pick it up... Snapped a few pics but missed a pic of the "No Eagle" on the barrel...
Here are some of the details that RENE uses as distinguishing characteristics.
Marked 22 WIN Mag
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XR3 grip frame and black eagle grips
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Flat ejector button
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Steel EJRH
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No number etched in cylinder
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No firing pin groove
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Ruger's web site dates the serial number 1961..
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flatgate

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Good Work, Axe! Yup, a classic example of the RSSMW.

Previous owner didn't understand how to Fan the gun properly....... from the looks of the breech face of the cylinder.. :shock:

You may have one chamber that's going to require a little "work"....

JMHO,

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flatgate":2ho6h194 said:
Good Work, Axe! Yup, a classic example of the RSSMW.

Previous owner didn't understand how to Fan the gun properly....... from the looks of the breech face of the cylinder.. :shock:

You may have one chamber that's going to require a little "work"....

JMHO,

flatgate

Yep makes ya wonder why they didn't have a firing pin grove like the LR.
I'm not real sure how ya even do that. I had a mag cyl. that was all beat to crap from the firing pin.
Looks like a very nice RSSM
Jim
 

chet15

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Wyandot Jim":1epnuf1m said:
Yep makes ya wonder why they didn't have a firing pin grove like the LR.
Jim

Ruger couldn't keep all kinds of splatter from coming out the breech end when the Mag. was fired, so had to have full support around the rim.
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chet15":4l7rypfe said:
Wyandot Jim":4l7rypfe said:
Yep makes ya wonder why they didn't have a firing pin grove like the LR.
Jim

Ruger couldn't keep all kinds of splatter from coming out the breech end when the Mag. was fired, so had to have full support around the rim.
Chet15
Chet,
Thanks for the info. Good having you guys around. That was a big puzzle to me. Now "I know the rest of the story"
 
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Yes, the "dings" and divots around the chambers are from "misuse" ,abuse, neglect," improper installation, whatever...see it all too often....nice gun, and NO this "mag" cylinder would NOT have the numbers "etched" into the face of the cylinder, this would be on the "later", spare, .22 Long Rifle cylnder for this gun...just the opposite on the convertibles that the "mag" cylinder is the "spare" ( extra) cylinder...yes, gets a bit confusing at times....nice gun and very nice pictures...........
 

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+1 on those fine looking XR3 grips... I might have bought the gun just to get those grips for the 10 inch OM 357... :wink:

Little gun did make some good pics didn't it! Helped that the sun was behind the clouds... My little personal effort to fan the OM flame!
 

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I've always called that blond walnut :) see it on old Browning shot guns--- looks great------- Grips can sure help the looks of A gun 8) amazing sometimes :!:
 

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