You'll be sorry!!! If your get rid of the single six, that is. Every time I sell one it seems to come back. Currenty have a bearcat but am considering dunping it for another single six. The last one was stainless and bounced around under the seat of my truck for about 5 years.
Hey, don't sell that Single Six. Every time I sold one of my guns I regretted it. A number of years ago I had the Single Six or Convertible as they called it back then. It was the old model without the transfer bar. It was blue and had I believe a 5 1/2 inch barrel. Way back then I paid about $70.00 for it. I wanted another one and about 2 months ago found one in stainless that was used at a local shop and it looks brand new. Had all the papers and plastic case and all that. The only modification done to it was the grips. One of the guys in my gun club mentioned the name of the grips but I don't recall the name. They are wood and have a very distinct checkering to them. Look something like burlwood. He said the grips were about $50.00 alone. Anyway I paid $280.00 for my New Model Single Six in stainless with the 5 1/2 inch barrel. So that is all the info I can give you on pricing. I know Ruger advertises the model I have (minus the custom grips) for about $425.00 but ****, no one pays those retail prices. Save your $$$ and keep it and then buy the new toy!!!!
Yeah Mikey I have had it to the range a couple of times. I don't know if it's the eyes or what but I really can't see the front sight to well. It is only clear with you are looking at a real light background which sure as **** is not the good scoring rings on a target!!!! The gun shoots well and is rugged. Actually thinking about giving up the toys and doing something else. Might want to sell the whole kittin kaboodle, guns, boxes, dies, press and all the rest. I'll give you first dibs on em if you are interested. :?
Ken: Son! Friend! Buddy! It ain't you or the eyes, it's that danged stainless steel front sight blade. The same thing happens with chrome plating or nickle steel - it's the color of the dang thing that makes it tough to see.
Same thing happens to me when I go to the indoor range, or the outdoor range, and the light is bright. All my front sights have a blob of white paint on them - absolutely great for night shooting (at least placing the first shot), but not so good in the daylight.
Take a black, orange or red magic marker with you on the next trip out and color the back of the front sight so you can see it. Your scores will improve as a result and you will be able to place the front sight on your target.
OK, so the upshot is: Don't sell anything. Make it work right for you and you can enjoy your treasures for a lifetime.
Hmmm, now that makes me think twice about a nickled 1873 SAA and whether I'm gonna be able to pick up that front sight in the daylight.
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