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A while back I purchased a Ruger single six. The serial number is 362xxx. I was hoping one of you has that book about Bill Ruger and his guns. I'ver heard there are serial number lists by year in that book. I would like to know what year it was made.

Thanking you in advance.

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Geoff -
That should be a 1963 gun, and it should also be marked as a 22 Mag only gun as well.

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Ruger is pretty good when it comes to records. It may be worth it to write or call them. Has your single-six had the conversion for the hammer transfer bar? This was a freebie offered by the factory in the mid 70's, and may be worth looking into...

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Hopefully it hasn't had the transfer bar addition done! They're worth a lot more if they were left original!
 
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Big time appreciate it guys!!

I'm so happy that its a 1963 gun. Thats the same year I was born.

Good to hear from you Steelbanger, haven't heard from you in a while. Next Saturday we have a match here, I'm using my old 1881 even though that silver front sight gets lost in the snowy background.

Neat to hear that these old single six's are worth more with the original lock work. I wondered about that! My very first pistol was a new model single six that two transcient apple pickers stole off the holster it was in on my tractor. I used to have so much fun shooting mice and gophers as I mowed or rotovated. That Ruger would get SO dirty and still always worked. I like this old model with the original lockwork. I can count 5 clicks when I cock it. It came with the two cylinders and I believe the .22 mag came out in 1960 or so. It would have been a new and novel thing when this pistol was made.

Shum 8, my boy made your 1893 picture to be the one that comes onto the screen first when you turn the computer on. He did that all on his own I take it that he REALLY likes your rifle.

Thanks to you also Doc. Thought of you at the gun store the other day. There are a couple Winchester 69's and a model 72 up there. Beautiful older bolt .22's. BUT I remembered Hoggers advice. Stick to what your're goals are. I thought boy I'd like one of those .22's but what would I do with it?

Thanks again everybody!

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Geoff -
I'm flattered - Tell your son I will try to get a better quality pic and I'll email it to you guys....

Oh, and that makes two of us that are 1963 vintage....

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I don't think I could walk away from a Win 69, no matter what my goals are- this is just a previous 69 owner talking here. I know what the old sporter version is capable of through personal experience. :wink:

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