SHINY EYE CANDY!!

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flattop44
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SHINY EYE CANDY!!

Post by flattop44 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:14 am

Ruger did a trial run of Nickel and/or Chrome plated Super Single-Sixes in 1965 and 1968. According to information contained in John Dougan's great book, "Ruger Pistols & Revolvers, The Vintage Years, 1949 - 1973", only 118 of theses unique revolvers were assembled and shipped in July 1965 and August 1968. They were plated by Superior Tibon Plating company which was right across the street from Ruger's Lacey Place plant. It seems that the plating interfered with the regular assembly and production process so the program was discontinued. They are rare guns!!

Shown is serial number 506401, SC6x 22/22 Mag shipped August 1965 and factory letter states "Nickel" plated. Looks like my reflection is even a most of the pics...sorry about that!! ;) This one is complete with its box, outer cardboard shipping carton and all of the papers . I am indeed a luck man to be the proud keeper of this rare Ruger for a while!!

Bill

Chrome SC6 Right side view 20190620_172441.jpg
SC6 Chrome Right Side view #506401
Chrome SC6 Closeup of Serial Number Right side 20190620_172532.jpg
SC6 Chrome Rt Side Close-up view of s/n 506401
Chrome SC6 Left side view 20190620_172148.jpg
SC6 Chrome Left Side view #506401
Chrome SC6 Rear view with me in the pic 20190620_172120.jpg
SC6 Chrome Rear view #506401

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Re: SHINY EYE CANDY!!

Post by 67stingray » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:28 am

That is one great piece of history, it's in amazing shape to, from what I've seen in the past is that the nickel finish doesn't hold up that well over time. Thanks for sharing Bill, another special find.
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Re: SHINY EYE CANDY!!

Post by d findley » Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:25 pm

They don't get any better than that. Congratulations!

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Post by gunman42782 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:13 pm

Very cool! :D
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Post by T.A. Workman » Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:53 pm

What a Cherry!!,,, Great find.
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Post by Watertender » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:02 am

Bill that shines like a lantern in a well! Very pretty indeed.
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Post by JAYDAWG » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:37 pm

Way cool.
Good for you Bill.
Brighter than WT's marbles....... :D

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Post by LIBERTY FOREVER » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:13 pm

The Title Says It All!
Nice Find Bill,,, :)
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Re: SHINY EYE CANDY!!

Post by If1hitU » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:37 pm

It's beautiful SA candy for sure. 8-)

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Re: SHINY EYE CANDY!!

Post by sip62 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:34 pm

That's a great Single-Six!
Thanks for sharing.

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