Here ya go. I bought the one in the middle in 1967 brand new. The first of the Central Fires for me. After 42 years and 150,000+- rounds it still keeps a ticken. I shoot it in 2-3 matches a month
I suppose these would be my (well actually my brother and I share them) first Rugers, my father bought them new, the Single-Six he bought in June of 1955 for $63.25. Not sure of the date he bought the .357 Blackhawk, but he paid $87.50. I have the original grips but unfortunately I do not have the boxes or manuals. As long as I can remember he had the pearl grips on them.
My first Ruger was a Single-Six Transition model, shipped with only the .22 Long Rifle Cylinder. As you know single cylinder transition Single-Sixes are one of the hardest Rugers to find. RENE states well under 1700 made. My wife bought this gun for me by paying a small down payment and paying $2.00 a week till it was paid off. I still have the gun and still have my wife. I guess I will be keeping both as long as she will have me.
my first OM .357, traded a Colt 2nd gen black powder for it, added Qualite brass frame, SBH trigger and hammer, Jay Scott fake ivories which I added Ruger emblems to, a year later I have 6 more OM's and an ROA, as they say I caught the 'disease"