Speed Six stainless in 9mm

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Timbo23

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While looking in my closet for a Single Six, I found a stainless Speed Six in 9mm plus a lot of half and full moon clips. I had totally forgotten I owned it! I had stashed it away in a nice Ruger brand gun rug. It looks 'new in box' except I don't have the box or papers.

The serial prefix is 157 which according to the Ruger web page makes this one a 1981 product and it has a fully domed recoil shield. The latter ones had scalloped recoil shields.

I know Ruger doesn't release production numbers, but can anyone tell me anything they have found out about relative scarcity of the 9mm vs. the 38 and 357 ones?

I am a very happy camper today since this was a one doubles the number of Speed Sixes that I have, from one to two, and adds to my pile of Service and Security Sixes. Meanwhile, I'll keep looking for that Single Six. Who knows what else I'll find?
 

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Looking at the RENE Guide,, there isn't any actual production numbers for the stainless .9mm Speed-Six models.
However,, they do list the serial number range,, but remember,, this is NOT a way to determine numbers! Only the range in which this model was made. Other models can be in the same sequence.
GS-92 from 156-75894 to 157-31987
GS-94 from 157-01613 (The lowest number known for that model) to ???

But I can attest that the .9mm is scarcer than the .38/,357 models.

Hopefully, one of the DA collectors can chime in with more info.
 

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None of us know the numbers. But what we do know, is seeing a Speed Six in .38/.357 is a regular occurrence. Almost never, except in collector circles, will we see a 9mm Speed Six. Many of us have them in our collections, but it seems very seldom do any of us turn loose of one.
Thanks for the info. A 9mm Speed Six was top of my list of 'wants' and that is why when I found this one in my closet that I was so excited and wanted to share. The full moon and half moon clips were a nice bonus too. I won't be turning this one loose anytime soon. The Security, Service, Speed Six revolvers are my favorites.
 

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Last month I sold a 9mm stainless 2.75" Speed Six w/o box or papers (or moon clips) here in the Classifieds. Asking price was $935 shipped and it didn't last for more than a few minutes.

I'd reckon the 9mm was less than 1% of -Six DA production. With 100K guns per serial number prefix, they filled up 12.5 prefixes with all calibers. That's 1.25 million guns, so 1% would be 12,500. That seems high. But then, many were exported, so who knows.
 

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A sincere thanks to everyone for all the great info. I forgot to mention that it has a 2.75 inch barrel in addition to being stainless. I wasn't aware of the 4 inch version. The serial, 157- 2958X, places it later in the serial number sequence.
 

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