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Just got a used Ruger single six Serial # 8206XX (1968) per Ruger web site for magnum sn, 5 1/2 " barrel, wood grips in ok condition. My question, is this a 22 mag only? It only has a 22 mag cylinder, and the frame says Ruger .22 cal Single Six. Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Keith
 

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If you can locate a 22LR cylinder and can confirm it times up properly you can shoot 22LR in your Single Six. The bore in your Single Six should be .224 and the standard bore since around 1960 for all Single Sixes and OK for both 22LR and 22WMR.
 

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welcome to the forum from the Buckeye State ...


mine is a convertible ... 2 cylinders ...
 

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KES1948, During your serial number sequence, Ruger made 22 LR only, 22 WRM only, and 22 Convertibles, shipped with both cylinders. If it was shipped as a 22 WRM, the side frame will be marked "CAL. 22 WRM". If it was shipped as a 22 LR only or a convertible, the frame will be marked "22 Cal" ….. so it appears your Single Six was either a Convertible (most likely) or a 22 LR only. As Waveform noted, your gun is perfectly capable of shooting either cartridge as long as you have the proper cylinder. Your plight is very common …. someone misplaced one of the cylinders then sold the gun. Your Single-Six is an Old Model so if you are looking for a 22 LR cylinder, make sure it is for an Old Model, not a New model made after 1973.
 

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Welcome from the Old Dominion.
 
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