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by chet15
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Single Actions, 1953-1973
Topic: Early 4 5/8" Convertible w/Micro
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Early 4 5/8" Convertible w/Micro

I think the barrel has been cut on this one. I've not seen a 4-5/8" Single-Six between 188xxx and 428xxx, except for the Lightweights of course.
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by chet15
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Ruger Tools
Topic: 1946 Purchase Order
Replies: 16
Views: 5281

Re: 1946 Purchase Order

I just did some measuring on a Ruger drill and an A100 frame RST4... The backstrap on the drill is 4.125" long while the RST4 is 4.5" long. The frontstraps are 4.5" and 5.0" respectively. The frame widths are .625" for the drill and .675" for the RST4. The top of the frame where it cradles the rece...
by chet15
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Ruger Tools
Topic: 1946 Purchase Order
Replies: 16
Views: 5281

Re: 1946 Purchase Order

Looks like the same invoice without the stamps on it. Working on ideas for a Ruger Corp drill article in the future. Looks like 9/4/46 a representative from Worcester Pressed Steel Co. visited the Ruger Corp. 9/10/46 letter says Worcester would hope to have the drill shell samples ready on 9/13/1946...
by chet15
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Ruger Tools
Topic: 1946 Purchase Order
Replies: 16
Views: 5281

Re: 1946 Purchase Order

The Ruger Corporation, Inc. Left click on picture for a stable image. This invoice brings up an interesting point... You would think that this invoice would be for the original type of grip shell, without the later improvement round indent (used as Ruger's pistol magazine button stop). Is there ano...
by chet15
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Single-Shot Rifles
Topic: #1 sn 6550 ???
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: #1 sn 6550 ???

I would call the factory. For $10 you can get a letter on what it looked like. Hopefully they will be able to tell you whether it had sights and what the forearm style was. The checkering on the wood can probably be figured out from the date it was manufactured.
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by chet15
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Single Actions, 1953-1973
Topic: Engraved Flattop
Replies: 14
Views: 510

Re: Engraved Flattop

It reminds me of Lantuch's style.
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by chet15
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Single Actions, 1953-1973
Topic: Looking for an 16559 44 ft
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Looking for an 16559 44 ft

I'll check my notes.
Send an email to me at CHRugers@aol.com as a reminder.
16559 isn't on the list that is on Rugerforum.com, so if it is in my notes (doubtful) it won't be a 7-1/2".
Do you have a consecutive?
Chet15
by chet15
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Ruger Questions
Topic: no 1 sight question
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: no 1 sight question

My books show the RSI first cataloged in 1984 or 85, so it might be safe to assume this is when the change to the fluted front band occurred and why no RSIs exist with the unfluted band. That is to say, I've never seen one, but I wouldn't be surprised if one showed up in typical Ruger fashion, usin...
by chet15
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Want To Sell
Topic: Mini 14 O.H.P w/ folding stock
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Mini 14 O.H.P w/ folding stock

I didn't know any of the OHP mini's had a folding stock.
Is the receiver rollmarked O.H.P.?
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by chet15
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Single Actions, 1973-Present
Topic: 2003 Vaquero in .44 Magnum
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: 2003 Vaquero in .44 Magnum

I just bought a Vaquero, blued/case hardened, 4 5/8" barrel in .44 Mag that I was intending on using/shooting. My dealer says it might be "special" somehow though. Seems like about this time there were some weird things going on in production. This one was made in April 2003. It's new in box, facto...