RUGER D/A EYE CANDY

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Rare SDA-380-L Ser.#162-07608, N.I.B. Letters as made for Foreign Govt. Contract (India)

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Very Scarce - RDA-36 Low/Back Ser.#150-52730, L.N.I.B. - RDA-34 Low/Back Ser.#150-00127, N.I.B. - Made in 1st year 1972 not shipped until 2006. Warehouse cleaning.

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Rare - GS-33-PS Ser.#162-21616, N.I.B. Postal Service Contract

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(L) Rare Stainless GA-34 Low/Back Ser.#151-05106, L.N.I.B. (R) Scarce GF-84-H Ser.#162-15262 N.I.B.

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Another Ruger D/A Collector shared this with me so I'll do the same for you.

Tom Murtha, son of Art Murtha who was a friend of Bill Ruger wrote this about this lot of ammo.
Dad got this from Ruger. It was supplied to Ruger by the Indian Government for testing on their revolver Service Six contract This part of the surplus. I have a bunch of it if someone wants more or less. This is late 1970's vintage where the quality is much better than recent production. I tested 12 with no issues.

The 380 Rim was also used in Hong Kong until the Brits turned it over in 1997. The 380 Rim, 38-200, and 38 S&W are all the same cartridge.
The 380 Rim is exactly like a 380 ACP except it has a rim so moon clips aren't necessary in the Speed-Six. The 380 R shoots a 9mm bullet (.355") in the 100 grain range. A 38 S&W will chamber and shoot but it has a .358" lead bullet. The good news is the 38 S&W cartridge has very low chamber pressure and most are loaded with soft lead bullets so it won't hurt the revolver.
 

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Very nice T.A. I think, through efforts like this, collectors are beginning to realize the collecting field that Ruger double actions are. There are some really rare ones out there.
For myself, California laws have greatly reduced my ability to collect these. :-(
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Very nice T.A. I think, through efforts like this, collectors are beginning to realize the collecting field that Ruger double actions are. There are some really rare ones out there.
For myself, California laws have greatly reduced my ability to collect these. :-(
Terry T
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Good to hear from you again, been along time! Hope all is well with you & Dennis.
Got a favor to ask of you, wasn't it you or Dennis that reported awhile back on scoring on a SDA-94 or SS-94 "Liberty" revolver?

This bring back memory's???:)



Terry
 
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Lovemedals, I think I bought a snubbie Sec Six in stainless (with box) from you a number of years ago. I remember thinking at the time what a premium price I was paying. LOL …. My how times have changed.

God has smiled on me and I’ve really had access to some great double actions because of my involvement here.
 

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Don't have 00129 but I do have 150-00046 and 150-00141 Security Sixes and my India .380 RIMs are 161- and 162- (4" Police Service Six and 2 3/4" Speed Six) and some other odd balls (low back frame with 151- s/n and high back frame with 150- s/n).
I have Security-Six s/n 150-00005 and it has an additional 9mm cylinder.
 
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That's a great low serial number Security Six, that's grail that every collector wants to find, a single digit s/n gun for their collection.

The extra cylinder was probably added at a later time though, I know of no Six Series guns that ever came from the factory with an extra cylinder, different caliber or the same caliber. Did it come with just the cylinder or as a complete assembly (with the crane assembly attached)?
 
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