Dropped by the local gun shop to pick up some 12 gauge ammo. Found an old model Single Six in .22 WMR for $135.
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Or, it could even look like this:Sueinsc, You should have started a new thread rather than resurrect a 4+ year old thread.
Your Single-Six was made in 1962 and the catalog number is RSS5. If it were in like new condition, it would be worth about $400 .... reblued maybe $350. So ... it depends on what you have invested versus what it will cost to have it reblued. Ruger made a lot of these so it is not rare or even scarce.
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Sue... to add a little info, IF your SS was shipped as a Magnum ONLY model(and the serial number indicates it was) it was very common to obtain a Long Rifle cylinder for it, and shoot Long Rifle ammo through it. Since its a Magnum model, it has the slightly larger bore, and shooting LR ammo thru your gun is safe. In fact, Ruger now uses the magnum bore in all the Single Sixes, and has for many years.I've got a Single Six with a 337656 serial number. Anyone care to educate me on the year it was made and it's value. It's completely original. And should I leave it as is or have it re-blued professionally?
I will add another vote for Johnson's. I recently bought an old Colt revolver with a good amount of honest wear and patina. I spent about an hour with Johnson's Paste Wax and a rag. I hand buffed the gun, and when I was done I was very surprised at how much of the original finish was still there.If it were mine, I would use Johnsons Paste Wax on it, and leave it as is. The Johnsons will stop any corrosion, and preserve it. If the pitting is deep, having the revolver reblued will only make the color even. The pits will still be there. Rebluing the revolver will also lower its value. It will never look like the beautiful gun that Iowegan showed.