Does this qualify as a Double D?

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twriggen

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If you were expecting anything other than a picture of 2 "D" stamped Rugers we can be friends.

I try my hardest to stick in my lane of XR3 grip frame Ruger revolvers but every once in a while, I break that rule. The RSSM has been sitting up in a small shop I frequent on my work trips to Montana and every time I walk out without it, I kick myself for weeks. They had lowered the price $100 on this trip letting me justify the shipping and transfer fee to my FFL in Idaho.

I will not start collecting D guns. I will not start collecting D guns. I will not start collecting D guns.

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Very nice. And twice the number of "D" guns as I have. But I'd get another one if I found it in a gun shop & priced fairly.
 
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Nice pair , nice pictures but do NOT care for the 'rocks' have had to refinish too many guns for customers who 'tried' posing firearms on such a background or set up, gotta remember "Murphys' Law" , and I know that he was an 'optimist'.....:unsure::cool:;)
 
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Has anyone here been lucky enough to find the other half of the "D" gun pair?

I think I would pay a lot more than the individual gun price to find a matched pair...
I probably spend an hour a week scanning GunBroker serial numbers for the elusive 553553. I've dropped hints on Facebook (about the most you can get away with). I search auctions on some nationwide auction app I downloaded. No luck yet…
 

chet15

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Has anyone here been lucky enough to find the other half of the "D" gun pair?

I think I would pay a lot more than the individual gun price to find a matched pair...

Only three sets known... All owned by the same person in Texas.
Instead of any being marked with a "D" however, one of the sets is marked "L" and "R".
The other two sets are just the same serial numbers... they got out without a "D" being stamped on one gun of of both pairs.
There is speculation that the "Ross" variation .357 flattops may have also been duplicate serial numbered guns, and that it was such an early date at Ruger... there hadn't been a process for marking duplicates with a "D" at that time, that they just put a number 1 in front of the four digits. I believe there may be a set of those that are matched up.

Neither is a duplicated serial number, but we do have I130 and 1130 Bearcats that are kinda neat.
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Only three sets known... All owned by the same person in Texas.
Instead of any being marked with a "D" however, one of the sets is marked "L" and "R".
The other two sets are just the same serial numbers... they got out without a "D" being stamped on one gun of of both pairs.
There is speculation that the "Ross" variation .357 flattops may have also been duplicate serial numbered guns, and that it was such an early date at Ruger... there hadn't been a process for marking duplicates with a "D" at that time, that they just put a number 1 in front of the four digits. I believe there may be a set of those that are matched up.

Neither is a duplicated serial number, but we do have I130 and 1130 Bearcats that are kinda neat.
Chet15
Thanks!
 
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