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N.I.B. Old Model Super Single Six

Post by North Country Gal » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:01 pm

Haven't been shooting as much as I normally do, but I have been busy collecting some impossible for me to pass collectible guns. This one is especially dear to me, since a Ruger Single Six was my first handgun I acquired as soon as was old enough to legally carry a handgun. It was the summer prior to my freshman year in college and my friend and I were working on her grandfather's ranch as a summer job, mostly on irrigation duties. This was back in the day when most irrigation was still being done from canals using tubes. Pivot systems were just getting started. My first paycheck was used to buy a Ruger Single Six. It was the gun that taught me how to shoot a pistol.

Here's a slightly older Single Six, made in 1965, but unlike my old Single Six, which was the standard fixed sight model (the only version the little rural gun shop had), this one is the Super Single Six model, the Super designating adjustable sights. What made this particular Ruger impossible for me to pass up is that it has been sitting in a safe, unfired, since 1965, with box and all original papers. I'll let the pics do the talking, from here on, but I will add that this is the absolute tightest, best fit Single Six with the best out of the box trigger on any Ruger I've ever held in my hands. Enjoy.

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Re: N.I.B. Old Model Super Single Six

Post by RanchRoper » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:26 pm

Real nice.
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Re: N.I.B. Old Model Super Single Six

Post by Mistered » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:27 pm

That is an absolutely incredible find!
Unfortunately it has to stay unfired.....
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Re: N.I.B. Old Model Super Single Six

Post by BigAl52 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:34 pm

Nice very nice NCG. Is it going to get shot?
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Re: N.I.B. Old Model Super Single Six

Post by dddrees » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:37 pm

Congrats, nice find, thanks for sharing.
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Re: N.I.B. Old Model Super Single Six

Post by PT7 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:50 pm

A comparison of the 1965 parts list against the current parts list would be fun to see...
And cannot guess what your answer to Al's question will be.

I'm sure you're most pleased with this "new" gun for your collection, NCG.
This Six-gun being so similar to your first-ever gun, and to find this one in pristine, unfired condition, is very 8-) !!

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Re: N.I.B. Old Model Super Single Six

Post by CT_Shooter » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:56 pm

In my opinion, that would be so sad. I hope it doesn't simply sit boxed up in a Northern safe for another 50 years. I'd love to see many range reports.

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Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:27 pm
That is an absolutely incredible find!
Unfortunately it has to stay unfired.....
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Re: N.I.B. Old Model Super Single Six

Post by Mistered » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:00 pm

In my opinion, that would be so sad.
Yes it is but finding something like this is rare and shooting it would diminish its value dramatically and I can't imagine NCG paid 'shooter grade' price for it.
This is like finding a 1965 Mustang with 3 miles on it.
It's one of the reasons I have never bought an unfired, collectible gun - except new.
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Re: N.I.B. Old Model Super Single Six

Post by CT_Shooter » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:08 pm

"Yes it is but finding something like this is rare and shooting it would diminish its value dramatically and..." ...then you die.
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Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:00 pm
Yes it is but finding something like this is rare and shooting it would diminish its value dramatically and I can't imagine NCG paid 'shooter grade' price for it.
This is like finding a 1965 Mustang with 3 miles on it.
It's one of the reasons I have never bought an unfired, collectible gun - except new.
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Re: N.I.B. Old Model Super Single Six

Post by North Country Gal » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:31 pm

I make it a rule NEVER to buy a gun to collect dust and remain unfired. This gun will get shot. The way I see it, the gun has been waiting since 1965 for me to come along and buy it and shoot it. It's my duty and will do my best. :)

Getting the base pin out after all these years of sitting and the grease drying out was a challenge, but I managed. The gun is all cleaned up, ready to shoot.
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