Rugers original Single Six 32 H&R Magnum

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Currently on the hunt for a stainless, adjustable sight .32Mag Single Six with warning on the bottom. I think it was a run for Williams. Love the .32's

I taught kids not to tease others ,,,,,, I never learned. :)

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I really enjoy my Single Six .32 H&R Mag. Also have a SP101 in the same caliber. I don't reload so ammo is pricey but still enjoy taking them to the range.
I agree. I also don't reload. Another plan to do after I retire in December. Hoped to start reloading over the California "Winter"...no snow, just some rain, and have a bunch ready for spring. Anyway, that's the plan....
 

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Well, I'm a bit different than many of the posters here.

I enjoy shooting the 327 mag as well as the .32 Mag. Several years ago,, in Idaho while visiting "sixshot",, several of us went on safari. The quarry was ground squirrels. Between the Hawkeye in .256 Win, and the .327,, many of those little burrowing devils fed the badgers & buzzards over a couple of days. That .327 spoke with authority too! :D
 

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Not an SSM, got it in 1985. 650-02XXX a very late 1964 gun. :)
I guess you mean 1984 gun. The serial number starts with the 02. You got me thinking. I'm at the office working now but will check my serial # tonight. You got me wondering now.......Who knows, maybe they are close in number ?? 🙂
 

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The SSM marked guns are cool just because, and I have a 6 1/2" very low 3 digit NIB example. They're not any better than the initial run that came after. I bought it because of the SSM marking.

The Ruger 32 magnums are my favorite centerfire revolvers to shoot; a handloaders dream. I'm really wanting to run it over my new Garmin chronograph. I have a feeling what velocity I'm getting and I want to see how close I am. My load is not in any manual. For me the 100 grain bullet seems about right.

I yawned when the .327's came out. How much more velocity did I need? You'd most likely need very hard cast bullets or go jacketed. I don't know how far a powder coated bullet could be pushed. Powder coated, .327--hmmm... :unsure:
 

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The SSM marked guns are cool just because, and I have a 6 1/2" very low 3 digit NIB example. They're not any better than the initial run that came after. I bought it because of the SSM marking.

The Ruger 32 magnums are my favorite centerfire revolvers to shoot; it's a handloaders dream. I'm really wanting to run it over my new Garmin chronograph. I have a feeling what velocity I'm getting and I want to see how close I am. My load is not in any manual. For me the 100 grain bullet seems about right.

I yawned when the .327's came out. How much more velocity did I need? You'd most likely need very hard cast bullets or go jacketed. I don't know how far a powder coated bullet could be pushed. Powder coated, .327--hmmm... :unsure:
You are doing great then. One or at least one is a great shooter, and a new SSM in the box. Yeah, it's the same gun, but the SSM makes it special. Now you got me think. Why would Ruger stop putting the SSM on the frame ?? I mean it's not going to cost the company anything to keep it marked as such. I wonder why they changed it?
 

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Why would Ruger stop putting the SSM on the frame ??
There's no telling, to save a penny? The story goes that Bill Ruger made guns to be shot, not collected. I'm not a collector, but I did buy that one because of its relative scarcity. The price was okay, too :)
 

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Walked into my local gun shop in 1984 and had never heard of the Ruger 32 H&R, but they had their first one w/4 5/8" barrel. It became my first one! I had 3 soon, two with shorter barrels and all with steel XR3 grip frames. And a 4th, a baby vaquero.
 

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Walked into my local gun shop in 1984 and had never heard of the Ruger 32 H&R, but they had their first one w/4 5/8" barrel. It became my first one! I had 3 soon, two with shorter barrels and all with steel XR3 grip frames. And a 4th, a baby vaquero.
Hondo, are you saying the early ones had steel grip frames. ??
 

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"I don't know how far a powder coated bullet could be pushed. Powder coated, .327--hmmm... :unsure: "

I have used my .327 with powder coated bullets. And my preferred bullet I cast also has a gas check. At 135 grns,, it's a smacker!
So what you have there is a mini 357 Magnum there or getting sort of close ??? 🙂👍
 
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