Low back Security Six

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magnum0710

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Ended at $705 plus actual shipping. Not a bad price at all.
That's what a rare version should go for, maybe a little more. Found a used Security Six snub but it's BEAT and they want $500. I decided to pass. Has slight rust and pitting, I know the snub nose Security Six is kind if rare since most of the snubs were the Speed Six but for as beat as it is I don't think I want to pay $500 for it.
Those new Rossis are getting to be more and more tempting 😔
 

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That was a common Security Six that brought $705, and with wrong grips. Nice box and shipper though.
I'm good that those common variations have increased a bit.

The Security Six snubs seem to bring a premium around here and you just hardly ever see one for sale.
 

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Just found this nice .357 mag. shorty low back loose in the wild at a LGS with period correct Ajax "fake" pearl grips for a very fair price. It's home now!

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magnum0710

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Just found this nice .357 mag. shorty low back loose in the wild at a LGS with period correct Ajax "fake" pearl grips for a very fair price. It's home now!

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I found the same exact one recently only it wasn't a low back version. I decided against it because it had pitting and some slight rust and they wanted too much for it. I may just be getting a 3 inch sp101, I'll know forsure in a few days
 

silverstates&W

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i had Texas grips (referenced above) make some walnut 150 target grips in standard walnut for me to sell on e bay and i have them available now at 99.95
link too long to post but search security six 150 and you will see them.
great size,smaller than the big Jay Scotts that show up from time to time


Larry in Reno
 

cwweld

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i had Texas grips (referenced above) make some walnut 150 target grips in standard walnut for me to sell on e bay and i have them available now at 99.95
link too long to post but search security six 150 and you will see them.
great size,smaller than the big Jay Scotts that show up from time to time


Larry in Reno
Sarco had the oversized low # walnut Jay Scott grips 6 months ago or so. I grabbed a set for right at thirty bucks. Good grief, they are OVERSIZE ! I spent a couple hours with a belt sander, dremel drums, sand paper and some tru-oil on those monsters. They now fit my hand a lot like the Herretts.
 

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ex13F

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Finding grips is the hardest part of owning these old workhorses. I can't remember who I got the Norse style reworked grips for the one from but he was in Oklahoma and it was several years ago.

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magnum0710

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Sarco had the oversized low # walnut Jay Scott grips 6 months ago or so. I grabbed a set for right at thirty bucks. Good grief, they are OVERSIZE ! I spent a couple hours with a belt sander, dremel drums, sand paper and some tru-oil on those monsters. They now fit my hand a lot like the Herretts.
I just had to do the same thing with my Mustangs only I didn't have to put nearly as much effort. A piece broke off the right side where it partially covers the backstrap. Tried to glue it back on but couldn't clamp it down so no luck there. I said screw it and sanded both sides down to the backstrap then gave em a good smoothing and finished em with a minwax pen. They actually look pretty good but the spot that broke is brighter than the rest. I can't sand it any further so I might have to get another touch up pen in a darker shade to match it. They actually fit my hand alot better now so hopefully I found the fix I needed. If not it's back to I'll fitting Pachmayrs made for the high backs.
 

magnum0710

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Here is a Security Six recently acquired I believe is a low back variation.It is also a 150 series.
Correct me if I'm wrong!
That's definitely a low back, if you decide you don't like the grips let me know. I can walk you through the process of making Pachmayr grips for the later models work.
The serial number will start with 150- if it's a 150 but it could be a 151 too. My low back has a 151 SN.
 

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