Unusual SDA-34 SERVICE-SIX

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Terry,
Thanks for the info, I looked at my letter again just now and it does also say it is a .380 Spl. Also, Ruger lettered my India SS-382L as "Our records indicate this Police Service Six was shipped in November 1984 as model SDA-382, caliber .380" . The gun is a Speed Six and is roll maked Ruger Speed Six and Cal .380 Rim :D

Guess I have some work to do.
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Great story.
Excellent one to find.
Perfect pictures!

Thanks for sharing and congrats!
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Terry:
Does the subject gun at the beginning of this thread have a stepped barrel crown? Or is the crown normal.
For some reason, it looks like a heavy barrel.
Sure looks like it could be an SDA-34MB to me.
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Bump.
Terry.... see my question above.
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Chad,
My screw up I'm sorry, I thought I had responded to your question, apparently not :oops: It letters as an SDA-34, but I have some doubt's. I have some new info that I'll get posted tomorrow.

I just bought a RDA-34 with German Proof Marks from WMG. I am going to post on it when I get
the letter back from Ruger.
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Terry.
Cool....
Looking forward to your next post.

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T.A. Workman wrote: Fri Jan 06, 2023 2:41 pm Chad,
My screw up I'm sorry, I thought I had responded to your question, apparently not :oops: It letters as an SDA-34, but I have some doubt's. I have some new info that I'll get posted tomorrow.
Post a pic of the muzzle crown.
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Chad,
My SDA-34 has this type of muzzle minus the front sight. This is a picture of the RDA-34 German Proof Marked gun's muzzle.
I measured a couple of HB-34 revolvers and they were 0.705 - 0.707 at the muzzle & 0.760 - 0.762 at the cylinder frame.
The SDA-34 measures - 0.630 at muzzle, 0.705 at the cylinder frame. The RDA-34 is 0.640 - muzzle & 0.715 at the cylinder frame. So not HB revolvers.

Note the Shipping Order copy, to Hamilton Associates, Canton Ohio on June 7,1978. The order was for 55 SDA-34 revolvers, this shipment contained 25.

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Thanks Terry for verifying.
Should be some MB guns out there somewhere, thought that might have been one of them.
Can't miss it when you see it as they have a stepped muzzle crown.
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Thanks Chad I'll keep an eye out.
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