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So the S/N does NOT fall in the range of the Mag marked 22s or is the frame marked as "RUGER SINGLE-SIX WIN..22 RF MAG. CAL" So what makes you think it is a 22 Mag??? By the way the 22LR cylinder has the firing pin grove the Mag cylinder does NOT. Sounds to me like it is a Single-Six made in 1965-1966
 

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According to hittmans post , which I was eventually able to find on ruger serial number look up it was a 22 mag.? Correct me if I am wrong . I like to know for the future....... Thanks 👍.
 

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Oh , and the serial was Correct I looked at it in the shop and compared to what I had posted here initially .
 

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See my post #8 with the red question mark. Jim above is correct …… if made as Mag only it would have been marked as such. That gun is a "convertible" missing the 22 Mag cylinder. In the $250 range still not a bad deal.
 
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According to hittmans post , which I was eventually able to find on ruger serial number look
Copy and past what Ruger stated.

Here are 5 different versions of Mag Only and all are in the SN 300001 to 394740 and marked "RUGER SINGLE-SIX WIN..22 RF MAG. CAL" 4 of the 5 have extra 22 LR cylinder

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Single-Six Convertible

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22LR only Single-Six
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Super Single-Six
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I will have to try to copy the list , sometime takes me a while . When I do as hittman said in an earlier post I see that serial number in the magnum only block of numbers as being made in 1966 .....
 

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I can't explain it ….. don't doubt what Jim is saying …. Single actions aren't my strongest suit …. Just relaying the info
 

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As I read that chart your gun was made in 65. The first s/n in 66 was 434xxx
 
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I sure would like to see a Mag Marked Single -Six after 1964 and a SN that does not start with a 3
Maybe we can get Chet's input on this mystery.
I trust Chet's research and think the above chart is WRONG
Yes there are 9 known Single-Six marked RSSMs S/N range 342128-394740
In the above chart S/N 409921 is a 1965 RSS not a RSSM along with 434541 which is a 1966 RSS

This could be part of the problem since they don't list a Single-Six RSSs made from
1962-1969
SOOOOO Just put those missing S/Ns in with the Mag RSSMs

Single-Six Standard Model Revolver

Manufactured from 1953 to 1973
22 LR (Instruction Manual)
SerialYear
11953
501954
107341955
318571956
553461957
882451958
1224801959
1511891960
1714031961
1873671962
20-000011969
 
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Ok,, I'll jump in here with a little info to try & clear up any confusion.

First off,,, while hittman has posted the info on the Ruger factory website,, it can often be incorrect, or a bit mis-leading. Yes,, the factory stuff has been known to be wrong.

However,, using the "Red Eagle News Exchange Reference Guide" which was published by Chad Hiddleson,, and what we collectors contribute to & use as a bible of info, here's what it says.

Ruger OM Magnum marked Single-Sixes which were marked on the frame with "Ruger Single-Six Win .22 RF Mag Cal." ,, and were made from 1959 until 1964. The serial number range was from 300000 to 398349.
Model info; RSSM
However,, during the 6 years of production, Ruger started offering them as convertibles.
That model had an extra .22 LR cylinder, and is model RSSMX. The X being for "convertible."

In 1961,, Ruger also started offering the OM Single-Six Convertibles. The were marked on the frame "Ruger .22 cal. Single-Six." Their serial number started in 1961 with 162xxx and went to 1973 ending with serial number 21-56105.
In that era,, there was also a model known as "RSSMX."

Confused yet?

Due to the way the .22 mag caliber was introduced in 1958,, and Ruger wanting to get into that market,, they made magnum only guns. But as time went on,, they eventually dropped the marking of the frame as a magnum,, since so many requests were for a convertible.

So,, the gun in question here is not a "Magnum" marked,, gun,, but it was still a convertible one. Built AFTER Ruger stopped making the magnum marked guns.
 

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It's probably one of the most common mis-understood models that Ruger produced. They created the confusion by the way they recorded the models, when combined with the overlapping of the production. But heck, it was during the very young years of Ruger building guns,, and didn't consider all the potential issues for the future historians. Bill just wanted to build a lot of guns & sell the heck out of them. :D
 

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Magnum Marked Frames which some came with the extra 22LR cylinder.
Look on the left side of the frame to see what it is. Ruger made this stuff eazy by stamping the frame as to what the gun is.
Magnum stamped frame SN 300001 to 394740

Single--Six Convertibles
162XXX to 833352, 20-00001----21-56105

This one 427084 looks like a 1965/1966 model that could be a single or extra cylinder Single--Six

Nope. Magnum stamped frames only go to 340000.
All 6-1/2" Single-Sixes with fixed sights after 400000 are going to be convertibles (no mag only guns known to letter, though never say never)
There are only 13 Sigle-Sixes known to be shipped as RSSMW that aren't Magnum marked in the 340000 to 400000 range.
Ruger's website is incorrect for listing Magnum only Single-Sixes beyond serial number 400000 as production pretty much stopped in 1964.
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