Type 3 flatgate

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Chance

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Picked up this well used 1956 vintage flatgate, #48143, at last weekends PHX show. Gonna clean it up a bit and then shoot the poop out of it without any worries about collectability/value. Could use some XR3 grips if anyone has a set they'll part with to replace the zebra wood.

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Tucsonite

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Chance,

I have dug all over through my stuff and cant find the set I thought I had. sorry

Dan
 

Chance

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Thanks for looking Dan.

Jussbad, email sent.

It's already looking better. Amazing what some steel wool and a bit of elbow greas will do. Hope to shoot it Thursday.
 

Chance

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Ya Dan and some hammer strikes also. Got it from some folks up in Prescott and there is lotsa lightening this time a year.
 

Chance

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Thanks for the eudcation Tusconite and Flatgate. I thought that was corrosion and was trying to figure out if I wanted to try to clean it up with steel wool. Probably better off leaving it alone and just shooting it.

Lightening strike ARE cool. Hammer strikes are NOT.

Looks like someone used a granite sight adjustment tool
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Chance

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That's really nice flatgate. Just noticed it's a Single non-dash Six.
 

flatgate

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Aww, wmg, you failed to comment on the Head, Hexcel, A&T, Yamaha and K2 skis in the image, as well!

Chance,
Yessir, there's a few of those ol' "sans dash" guns around here.

Here's the "other" side...
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Second day of production, December 16th, 1953

:D

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Chance

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WOW. Think the Nice Ladys at Ruger would throw one of those in the envelope with the factory letter if I asked real nice?
 

Chance

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Thanks to jussbad this fine old well used shooter is now sporting a set of fine old well used correct grips.

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Chance

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Sure better than those OOOOgly zebra wood things that it came with. Was cool to be able to get the correct set that matched the condition of the gun.
 

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