Super Single-Six Question & info

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JAYDAWG
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Super Single-Six Question & info

Post by JAYDAWG » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:33 am

Picked up an unconverted SC6 yesterday at a pawn shop made in 1970. Only the 22LR cylinder came with it. Were ALL the Super Single-Sixes convertibles??

As I was leaving the guys says "I think I have a box for that, you want it?" SURE DO!!
I get it home and it looks like the box is actually a return kit sent by Ruger to ship the gun
back to them and have the transfer bar installed. There is an information sheet The Ruger
"Old Model" conversion kit (4 pages) It is dated 4/82. A sheet on shipping instructions and
even the unused shipping label to Ruger. It looks like the factory was very busy
doing these. See where they crossed off weeks and hand wrote in months!
Maybe that's why the owner never sent it in to be converted?!?!?!

Cheers,
JAY
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RocDoc
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Re: Super Single-Six Question & info

Post by RocDoc » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:35 pm

What did you pay? Like to know to haggle with shops around me

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Re: Super Single-Six Question & info

Post by JAYDAWG » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:15 pm

RocDoc wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:35 pm
What did you pay? Like to know to haggle with shops around me
I offered him $200 + $350 for a New Vacaro and ended up giving $600 for both AND a mag for a 521 Remington!! :D

Cheers,
JAY
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Re: Super Single-Six Question & info

Post by 67stingray » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:27 pm

Congrats Jay on a really nice find, having the box and letter is good to see, unfortunately alot of the items that shows the history on a lot of the firearms didn't stay with them. Sounds like you got a deal on three Vaquero too, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Super Single-Six Question & info

Post by JAYDAWG » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:30 pm

Thanks Bennett,
It's always fun to discover something new and learn about it.
SO......
Were ALL the Super Single-Sixes convertibles??

Cheers,
JAY
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Re: Super Single-Six Question & info

Post by Cirrhitidae » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:30 am

Jay, I had to pull out some books from John Dougan and do a bit of research. The main and major difference in the Single Six and the Super is the flattop cylinder frame and adjustable rear sights on the Super. Someone chime in if I'm wrong but from what I understand the majority of the X guns were fitted with two cylinders where the SC4, 5, and 6 were not. The main exception being mid-68-69 when the SC6 .22WRM model was added to the line. After 69, the majority were again sent with two cylinders probably making yours an SC6-X. I believe that your 60 prefix gun would have had two cylinders with the magnum being the primary and the .22 LR the auxiliary.
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Re: Super Single-Six Question & info

Post by Watertender » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:38 am

I bid 3 cans of sardines, a can of baked beans, a trapdoor union suit, a set of muck boots, a new Bird and Trout knife and a whole bag of marbles! Nice addition to your Ruger stable Jay!!

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Re: Super Single-Six Question & info

Post by JAYDAWG » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:52 pm

Cirrhitidae wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:30 am
Jay, I had to pull out some books from John Dougan and do a bit of research. The main and major difference in the Single Six and the Super is the flattop cylinder frame and adjustable rear sights on the Super. Someone chime in if I'm wrong but from what I understand the majority of the X guns were fitted with two cylinders where the SC4, 5, and 6 were not. The main exception being mid-68-69 when the SC6 .22WRM model was added to the line. After 69, the majority were again sent with two cylinders probably making yours an SC6-X. I believe that your 60 prefix gun would have had two cylinders with the magnum being the primary and the .22 LR the auxiliary.
Thanks, Chuck.
I appreciate the research and info.
I need to add to my library.
Hopefully my shop/space will be back up and running
by the first of June. What I do have is in a shipping container :x

Cheers,
JAY
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Re: Super Single-Six Question & info

Post by JAYDAWG » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:54 pm

Watertender wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:38 am
I bid 3 cans of sardines, a can of baked beans, a trapdoor union suit, a set of muck boots, a new Bird and Trout knife and a whole bag of marbles! Nice addition to your Ruger stable Jay!!
Thanks WT,
I have it all covered EXCEPT the trapdoor union suit, which I have NO INTEREST IN !!!
Cheers,
JAY
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Re: Super Single-Six Question & info

Post by Hawkeye28 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:12 am

THERE ARE ONLY 200 SC4 (4 5/8") AND ALL ARE DUAL CYLINDER . RARE SUPER SINGLE SIXES INDEED. 8-)

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