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Old 06-20-2011, 8:17 PM
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Default Ruger single six value??

I have a Ruger Single Six .22 revolver that I am wanting to get rid off. The pistol does not hold any sentimental value to me. Its in great condition and looks brand new. I dont have the .22 mag cylinder "only the .22 LR cylinder.

I have been offered $250 for this revolver. I looked on gunbroker.com and the prices are all over the place but most of them don't have to many bids. I was thinking of selling this to either fund a Tokarev pistol or a 17hmr riffle.

If you can let me know what the value of this revolver is that would be great. Thanks for the help.
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Old 06-20-2011, 8:24 PM
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I can't tell you the exact value, but it would be considerably more than $250. You have a very clean three screw model. If it is in the original condition it has some good value. I would go to the ruger forum and ask around there. Those guys are really sharp and are spot on with the price.

BTW I would gladly give you $255
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Old 06-20-2011, 8:27 PM
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Does it have the old model lockwork still or has it had the conversion? It will cost $200 with shipping to buy and have fitted a new 22mag cylinder. $300-$350 is my best guess, depending if it has the old model lockwork. I bought an old model in exellent condition with both cylinders, box, and paperwork on consignment recently for $400. I bought one a year ago on consignment that was in exellent condition, had the mag cylinder only, and had the lockwork conversion, but did not have the old lockwork for $250. Gunbroker prices are on crack, but you never know, you might list it there and find someone to pay $500 for it.

Here's one with the mag cylinder, box, and papers that sold for $400
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=232808605

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Old 06-20-2011, 8:29 PM
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I think $250 is going price on one with some wear and not a 3 screw so try and get a little more. I have heard of them going for less so It all comes down to what someone is willing to pay.
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Minimum $300. Wholesale on the same gun is $360.
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This is from the Blue book
SINGLE SIX CONVERTIBLE- .22 S, L, or LR cal., includes interchangeable .22 Win. Mag. cylinder, 4 5/8 (rare), 5 1/2, or 6 1/2 in. barrel, adj. (disc.) or fixed Vaquero style sights, blue finish, approx. 34 oz. New 1994.Grading100%98%95%90%80%70%60%MSR $538$450$375$315$255$215$185$1604 5/8 in. barrel$525$450$400$375$300$250$200
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As always....check the closed listings.
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Don't assume it's a convertible and came with the extra cyl. It could've just been a LR. Also, having the serial number could give more info as to the gun's history. Do you have the box/papers? Is it converted, etc?

I think $250-300 is a fair price in the condition you show it, no box, papers, and unconverted. Personally, I wouldn't pay more than $250, and I pass up a lot of single-sixes.
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250 seems a little low. I'm thinking more in the area around 290 to 310 for it with it missing the cylinder and all. This is one of the handguns I need to get.
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...BTW I would gladly give you $255
My offer is $256.00 ;-).
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...Personally, I wouldn't pay more than $250, and I pass up a lot of single-sixes.
I see you are near Sacramento. I am located in Los Angeles County. Do you have any idea where I would find a good quantity of used Single Sixes at good prices to check out?
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I always hated the contestants in the Price is Right who would bid just $1 more than the last guy.
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Don't assume it's a convertible and came with the extra cyl. It could've just been a LR.
1960 would have been the last year for the true LR only gun. It would either have the hard rubber or fake stag grips. That is a 6 1/2" barrel, and the LR only came in 5 1/2" and 9 1/2". The LR only had a .222 barrel. There was also a magnum only with a .224 barrel. In 1961 with the introduction of the convertable, a compromise barrel diameter of .223 was introduced. Any mag cyl. delete gun would still have the .223 diameter, and have no added collector value as a LR only gun.
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Give Ruger CS a call if you give them the serial # they can tell you how it shipped out of the factory ie a convertible or just with one cyl. I know I've been wanting another one I needed some money so I sold the 2 I had their fun little shooters, good luck. Redhemi

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Start here and figure out when it was made. http://www.ruger.com/service/productHistory.html# or call Ruger Customer Service.

I recently sold mine, with the original box, manual & wrapping paper for $450 to a collector in the midwest.

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Interesting info here.....I have two older single six's.....I believe both unconverted (first I've heard of it) Does Ruger still offer it free of charge? So they're more desirable with the conversion completed?
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Interesting info here.....I have two older single six's.....I believe both unconverted (first I've heard of it) Does Ruger still offer it free of charge? So they're more desirable with the conversion completed?
NO collectors want them unconverted they are worth more that way. The reason Ruger changes them is for safety so it won't fire if you drop it if it's fully loaded.
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Got it...yeah I figurered out what the conversion was...just wasn't sure if it was desirable or not. Thanks!
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Ill get the details from the revolver and Ruger tomorrow when I get off work. Thanks a bunch for the advice and help so far.
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I see you are near Sacramento. I am located in Los Angeles County. Do you have any idea where I would find a good quantity of used Single Sixes at good prices to check out?
I don't know what you have down there. The shops I hit up here get a lot of used guns.

edit: I can already tell this thread is going to cost me money....

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1960 would have been the last year for the true LR only gun. It would either have the hard rubber or fake stag grips. That is a 6 1/2" barrel, and the LR only came in 5 1/2" and 9 1/2". The LR only had a .222 barrel. There was also a magnum only with a .224 barrel. In 1961 with the introduction of the convertable, a compromise barrel diameter of .223 was introduced. Any mag cyl. delete gun would still have the .223 diameter, and have no added collector value as a LR only gun.
That's what I get for not having my reference handy. However, it does indicate LR only guns were available with walnut grips and the 4.5" barrel, with the walnut appearing throughout 1960. The LR barrel bore was .217/.222" groove, and the compromise barrels had a bore of .219/.223" groove, correct?

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Interesting info here.....I have two older single six's.....I believe both unconverted (first I've heard of it) Does Ruger still offer it free of charge? So they're more desirable with the conversion completed?

The Ruger nomenclature can get confusing. "Converted" refers to the transfer bar safety conversion, and yes, they'll do it free of charge. A "convertible" gun refers to the dual cylinders (lr/mag). If you have an older lr only gun (I believe higher than serial numberish range 150000), you can send it to Ruger to be fitted for a magnum cylinder, but this will cost you. Guns pre-150000ish had a smaller bore, and they won't convert them.
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I always hated the contestants in the Price is Right who would bid just $1 more than the last guy.

If I change my bid to $256.25, will that make you happy?
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OK, so I was able to call Ruger today and find a little history on this Single Six.

The serial number 3333** came up as a production run of July 1962. It was sold as a convertible with the two cylinders "22 LR and 22 Mag". I only have the one cylinder "22 LR". This revolver has not been converted and still has the original lock work with the flat hammer. The Ruger customer service agent said they would send me out a free box and shipping label to send back for the free update. I told them I would call back if I was interested.

This revolver is in extremely good condition. Has just a little wear on the muzzle from going into a leather holster. I'm interested in selling it, so with this info what type of price should I be asking? Thank you so much for the help so far. Love learning about firearms and the history.

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Rimfire Central is heavy into Rugers and I've seen quite a few Single six pistols sell there. You can get a better estimate of it's worth there, and it's a great place to sell rimfire firearms.
http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/index.php

I bought a Single Six last year with two cylinders for $375 at a local gun show (I live in Co.). Yours will be a bit more desirable because of the older lock work, but hurt by the lack of a cylinder.

I'm not familiar with the market in Ca. but I'd make a guess that your pistol would be worth between 275 and 300.
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This revolver is in extremely good condition. Has just a little wear on the muzzle from going into a leather holster. I'm interested in selling it, so with this info what type of price should I be asking? Thank you so much for the help so far. Love learning about firearms and the history.

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$250-300. I think you'd be doing well to get $300. If you're anywhere near RedFord150, he may be interested if the price is low enough. He's looking for a good shooter.
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...If you're anywhere near RedFord150, he may be interested if the price is low enough. He's looking for a good shooter.

Thanks, Scooter. I think I'm in a bidding war with ECVMatt. My current bid is $256.25 and is contingent upon a FTF transaction at an FFL within 10 miles of my house and the gun must include the transfer bar safety. I am planning on using it as a plinker and will probably teach some kids to shoot with it. I am more concerned about safety than collector value.
As always, my bid is withdrawn if the condition is not represented accurately.
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