Value of a Security Six

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Evening,

This is my first post, I have not yet owned a vintage Ruger Revolver, only have a modern .38 LCR. I Have been offered a Ruger Security Six .357 Stainless, Rubber Pachymar grips, seller tells me he bought it 20 years ago as a police trade in gun, hasn’t shot but a few times with .38 in it it in years no .357. pulled it out of safe yesterday, 3 chambers had black on them, 3 unfired. The cylinder had carbon build up. But the gun was not dirty, Tight endshake and tiny wiggle side to side which might be normal, also says the gun has no scratches. will include the Idaho Leather Holster shown he bought for it. Serial # 158-19xx dates it to 1982. He’s asking $600.00 plus shipping cross country. Worth buying in this condition, over a newer still in production and supported gun such as a GP100? Courious as to what these guns go for these days in this condition.

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Are there any major issues with these models of guns which parts need frequent repair or replacement, does the tiny wiggle side to side sounds like it will be an issue?
 
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$600 for that revolver is a pretty good deal nowadays. I'm not sure what is
meant by side to side wiggle. Does he mean the cylinder moves slightly if you grab it and try to rotate it back and forth that is not abnormal as long as it locks up tight when the trigger is pulled. From the pictures and the description, I would not be worried, you're getting a good deal.
 

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Are there any major issues with these models of guns which parts need frequent repair or replacement, does the tiny wiggle side to side sounds like it will be an issue?
There are several dealers on Gunbroker who sell what's left over after a serial-numbered frame is destroyed. You can pick up spare parts pretty cheap. I did that for my Service-Six and P-90.
 

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