New to me OM Single Six

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Bearcat
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Good day,

Completed a transaction yesterday on an old model single six,
Serial # 37307* , 6.5 " barrel, fixed sights, 22 lr.

Ruger's site indicates the serial number it is a .22 magnum ??

Have only seen small pics, hope to receive it on Tuesday or Wednesday.

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contender

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Yep,,, most likely a MARKED 22 Mag only revolver. However,,, some of those were shipped with a 22 LR cylinder. A call to Ruger Records would be in order to see if it's shipping configuration has an "X" with it. (RSSMX) Let us know,,,!
 

flatgate

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IIRC, the "Magnum Marked" series of Single-Sixes ended around s/n 340XXX. Your gun is most likely a Ruger Single-Six marked example and it may or may not have a second cylinder, sans firing pin groove, chambered in .22 magnum. (The .22 Long Rifle calibre cylinders have a firing pin groove on the breech end.)

Ruger's "on line" Single-Six data is in error as is the data appearing in R.L. Wilson's otherwise excellent book, Ruger and His Guns.

JMHO,

flatgate
 
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RENE backs up flatgate's excellent memory with the cutoff for "Magnum marked" Single-Sixes at around the 340XXX range.

Apparently there were literally a handful made marked only "Single-Six" thru perhaps serial number 394740, but by far the majority were as indicated above.

As contender recommends, a call to the Ruger records department will let you know for sure.

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