Duplicate Serial # OM Single Six

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CPHarrison70
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Duplicate Serial # OM Single Six

Post by CPHarrison70 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:10 pm

Hello All! I would like some advice from you more knowledgeable folks. I have a chance to buy an OM Single Six with Serial # D505XXX. This gun has fixed sights and two cylinders, but neither of the cylinders is marked with a serial number. Is there any chance that this gun would have two fitted cylinders neither of which has been marked? Any information you folks can provide would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Duplicate Serial # OM Single Six

Post by CPHarrison70 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:43 am

Just as an update: through further research I was able to determine that this gun has had the transfer bar update. I'm starting to think that its only collector value is in the "D" prefix. Any thoughts from you guys?
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Re: Duplicate Serial # OM Single Six

Post by flattop44 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:39 pm

The Duplicate Single-Sixes are desirable to collectors. It is believed there were about 1,400 D marked Single-Sixes made in the group of D500000 - D505140 according to the RENE Reference Of Ruger Firearms, Volume One. These were .22 Caliber/LR single cylinder guns. Most likely someone added an extra cylinder to go with your gun. The safety kit hurts it collectors value considerably unless the original parts are still with the gun.

It would be interesting to know the complete serial number of your gun and if it falls within the range shown above.

Suggest you join the Red Eagle News Exchange (RENE), the Reference to Ruger Firearms Vol 1 and 2 contain a wealth of knowledge as do the quarterly news letters. Contact chrugers at aol.com to join and for details.


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Re: Duplicate Serial # OM Single Six

Post by CPHarrison70 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:35 pm

flattop44 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:39 pm
The Duplicate Single-Sixes are desirable to collectors. It is believed there were about 1,400 D marked Single-Sixes made in the group of D500000 - D505140 according to the RENE Reference Of Ruger Firearms, Volume One. These were .22 Caliber/LR single cylinder guns. Most likely someone added an extra cylinder to go with your gun. The safety kit hurts it collectors value considerably unless the original parts are still with the gun.

It would be interesting to know the complete serial number of your gun and if it falls within the range shown above.

Suggest you join the Red Eagle News Exchange (RENE), the Reference to Ruger Firearms Vol 1 and 2 contain a wealth of knowledge as do the quarterly news letters. Contact chrugers at aol.com to join and for details.


Bill
Bill, thanks so much for your reply. If I remember correctly, the Serial on the gun is D505006 which would put it within the range you mentioned. It was available for sale on the Collectors Firearms website, but when I checked back today it was gone. I had the guys at Collectors pull the gun yesterday to check the cylinders for numbering. They could find no numbers, but did verify that the gun had been "upgraded" and that there were no original parts included.

Also, a subscription to the RENE is in the works. Thanks again for your help.
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