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Im new to revolvers, so bear with me here please.

Does this look right to your eye? Worn? abused? not new but "OK"?
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I cannot find a in focus photo of a similar ejector, most are taken from to far away to show the detail.

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The ejector looks fine. The rest of the gun looks to be in great shape but the rail and missing front sight makes me wonder what the owner had planned for it. I might still buy it it the price is right.
 

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Overall cosmetic condition looks good to me and the ejector star looks normal to my eyes. The price is a couple hundred less(at least) than others I've seen lately. I'd loose the rail if possible, find a front sight and have somebody stick it on if you aren't comfortable doing it. You won't easily find another in that shape for anywhere near that price. Be aware the Ruger Six Series revolvers aren't supported/repaired by Ruger any longer. I don't worry about it when they appear to be in good condition like the one shown. I own three and they will outlive me no doubt.
 

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Thanks for the comments regarding the ejector.

the rail will be gone.
Is there an interchangeable front sight for that gun? Haven’t been able to find much in my searching here. Maybe I need different search terms.
 

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Just a note on the rib. I'm assuming that is a plastic PolyChoke rib as they were common for a while. Assembly was generally with an epoxy adhesive. Removal can be a BEE atch.
You can't heat it cuz it's poly so it kind of falls back to a slow cut ,file ,sand kind of mess. Some kind of restoration to the top of the barrel will be necessary. Maybe sand or beadblasting .
Maybe you may get lucky and it might pop off , Maybe.
BUT,,,,,, At the $390 you quoted,,,,,,,,, no brainer . Well worth the work.
 

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Just a note on the rib. I'm assuming that is a plastic PolyChoke rib as they were common for a while. Assembly was generally with an epoxy adhesive. Removal can be a BEE atch.
You can't heat it cuz it's poly so it kind of falls back to a slow cut ,file ,sand kind of mess. Some kind of restoration to the top of the barrel will be necessary. Maybe sand or beadblasting .
Maybe you may get lucky and it might pop off , Maybe.
BUT,,,,,, At the $390 you quoted,,,,,,,,, no brainer . Well worth the work.
Thanks for the rib info. No idea why it’s there.
I prefer my ribs BBQ’d
 

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Personally, if it was mine I would consider replacing the front sight and leaving the rib as is. I think it looks pretty good, and the task of trying to remove it doesn't appeal to me at all. Noting that parts and service are no longer available is a good point, however, If a security-six is well maintained and cared for, repairs are seldom needed.
 

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The extractor star in this link has the beveled corner just like yours. T'were mine, I would be happy.

 
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