Old Single Six found

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I was helping to clean out my Father in Law's house (moved to assisted living) and found a three screw Single Six with both cylinders. Serial # is 548467. I doubt if its had one box of cartridges through it. Its "As New" as far as I can determine. I'm trying to find out when it was made and approx. value so I can sell it for him. I just don't want to get ripped off. Tried to find some S/N listings on the forum, or some place to help me determine the age of the pistol. If not, I guess I'll fill out the $10 page Ruger requires for the info. A pricing sticker on the original box told me he bought it at Target for $71.87. The copyright date on the instruction booklet is 1967, which seems a reasonable date to me.

Thanks for any help!
P.S. The barrel is stamped Sturm Ruger & Co. Inc.
Southport, Conn. U.S.A.
 
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Assume the gun has the adjustable rear sight. Likely an early 1968 gun.

Value depends on details like barrel length & markings.

The box itself is also worth something.

And condition is everything!

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Here are some pics! This revolver does have adjustable sights....

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That is a nice gun & you have the box. May I suggest you keep it just in case you have kids who would love to have "one of grandpas guns!' ??
 

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Welcome to the RugerForum.

Go to the Ruger website with this link:
http://www.ruger.com/service/productHistory/RE-SSSix.html

I agree that $450 would be a good place to start although the Red Eagle News shows $370. the box would add about $100 if it is as nice as the gun.

It would be a good one to pass along, if there is any interest.
 
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I appreciate all the help! This did have the extra 22 mag cylinder with it as well. Though I'd like to buy and keep it, I'm afraid there will be friction between my wife and her sisters if I do, so it looks like I'll have to sell it and put the money in my Father-in-Law's account. You know how those things go!

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Terry Knipschield said:
I appreciate all the help! This did have the extra 22 mag cylinder with it as well. Though I'd like to buy and keep it, I'm afraid there will be friction between my wife and her sisters if I do, so it looks like I'll have to sell it and put the money in my Father-in-Law's account. You know how those things go!

Terry

That makes no sense. Isn't your money any good?? As long as you pay a fair price why would they care??
 

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If you must sell it put it on gunbrokers. Might get lucky and a couple of buyers get into a bidding war.
 

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Ok, sell it. To yourself, WITHOUT letting them know who the buyer is. Go through a gun shop, and request that the buyers name be kept confidential. The gun shop shouldn't disclose to anyone who bought it. Then, keep it tucked away,,,!
 

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contender said:
Ok, sell it. To yourself, WITHOUT letting them know who the buyer is. Go through a gun shop, and request that the buyers name be kept confidential. The gun shop shouldn't disclose to anyone who bought it. Then, keep it tucked away,,,!

An excellent solution! :lol: Good thinking Contender...
 
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CT complicates things a little assuming both you and your father in law have pistol permits just do the transfer papewwork and get the release number. Hand the inlaws 500 bucks. Should make them happy
 
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the 'tranfers' would be taken carry off and wiped out when the 'FFL' takes possession of it, and as Ty said, make arrangements with that dealer (FFL) that YOU are going to buy it , do the NICs, and whatever else "needs" to be done by some of these "stupid, ignorant" cities and states......no need for the "estate' to KNOW , "who" got it after the 'FFL' took possession,,,its NONE of their business............keep it in the family,its a NICE gun!!!
 

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FWIW,

The model in question is technically a "Super Single-Six" and not a Single-Six. The difference lies within the rear sight assemblies.

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Recent local auction, used in box excellent condition both cylinders, no cylinder pin,(missing).
Final bid $650.00 :mrgreen: It just takes two bidders to get more than it should be worth.
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