Handguns of the Old West There could be a number of starting points for a story on handguns of the old west. I have chosen to start with the Colt Paterson, the first practical multiple-shot revolver using a percussion cap to ignite the powder shooting a round lead ball. The single shot muzzleloading firearms that preceded the Paterson are covered in the story on “Early Muzzleloading Pistols and Rifles” in this website. For more information on the percussion cap firearms and their successors described in this story, the reader is referred to the references listed at the end of the story. Although the idea of a revolving cylinder had been around for some time, it took Samual Colt’s inventiveness and the emerging technology of percussion caps to make the concept a reality. Colt obtained a patent for a repeating firearm in and began manufacturing the Colt Paterson model revolver in in his shop in Paterson, New Jersey, hence the name of the gun. According to Flayderman reference listed below , the first Paterson model was a pocket model: A later Paterson model No.
Development[ edit ] William B. When his affluent friend and potential financial backer Alex Sturm was shown the prototype Ruger had created, he was impressed by its sleek traditional aesthetic and its slight resemblance to the classic nostalgia-evoking German Luger P08 pistol. Intended as a low-cost recreation and sporting product for outdoor, hunting and firearms enthusiasts , Ruger pioneered a number of simple and innovative manufacturing techniques used in the production of the new pistol, including using piano wire coiled springs in the lockwork in lieu of the flat springs most manufacturers were using at the time, and forming the receivers from two stamped sheet metal halves welded together.
Ruger Single-Six Old Model LR Description: A truly iconic revolver, this unconverted Ruger Old Model Single-Six in LR is in great shape! Original butaprene grips show no cracks, chips, or dings, and both panels still exhibit healthy checkering with no areas of flattening. Sides of the hammer are mostly white, with just a bit of dark.
The barrel and loading tube still have most of the original bluing on it. The wood stocks are in good condition and have hand checkering on them. This hand checkering was not done in the factory but probably by the original owner of the carbine. The forearm has a crack in the front that you can see in the pics and is missing the band screw. The band screw is needed to keep the forearm in place The caliber of this firearm is marked 30 W.
The bore is great! The action is perfect! The receiver is mostly in the white while the loading lever is mostly in the blue. This firearm has a steel crescent butt plate. Great old Western Gun from Montana! No history other than it came from the museum. This is a 32 caliber halfstock rifle made by C.
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TTAG reader Brian asks: Would you guys be able to recommend some good. A good plinker has to be simple, affordable and rugged. That being said, a plinker should be fairly reliable with the kinds of low-grade. Here are a few suggestions, not necessarily in order of preference:
The Ruger Single-Six is a single action rimfire revolver produced by Sturm, Single-Six was first released in June The Single-Six is currently produced as the New Model Single-Six. The term “New Model” simply means that this model includes Ruger’s transfer bar mechanism for increased safety, allowing one to carry the revolver safely with all 6 chambers : Single action.
Year ended December 31, , as compared to year ended December 31, All share and per-share amounts have been adjusted to reflect the two-for-one stock split on May 14, The firearm segment increase was due to continued strong customer demand for virtually all of the Company ‘s firearm products which increased unit sales by 1. The limiting factors in this increase were lack of production capacity to meet customer demand and the fact that the Company began with the lowest finished goods inventory since the ‘s.
The nominal increase in unit sales was accomplished as a result of a 7. Casting segment sales decreased as a result of the Company being more selective in accepting work for outside customers and a continued increase in demand by the Company ‘s firearm segment for castings to accommodate increased production schedules.
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Certainly tamer and softer then stout Magnum loads. Those little jacked up “Elephant” killers as I call them, really bark and snap the wrist. I’ll take my 44 Magnum anyday as I find it more pleasant assuming unported pistols without heavy underlugs. Now, to the specific topic at hand. Do you really want or need to shoot 9mm out of your wheelgun?
For the hard times survivalist mentality, I can sort of see it but, the 9mm doesn’t add anything unique when you consider what a 38 special will do.
Jul 31, · A Brief rundown of my 2 Ruger single Sixes. One is a late 50s production old model with the original 3 screw action. The second is a s New model single six .
North Texas I have a number of Rugers and have always considered them a great value, but the last few years they seem to be having some troubles. It seems that many of their newer releases are being recalled. The latest is a recall on the Ruger Precision Rifle. I sent my new Ruger MKIV in for the recall and when it came back the hammer was not cocked and had to be manipulated before it could be installed onto the frame. That wasn’t too bad, but when I removed the free magazine that was sent with it, a small pin fell out through the mag well.
Nothing in the Illustrated Parts Breakdown looks just like the pin that fell out so I’m not too concerned. So, I emailed them and included a pic of the pin, but have never received a reply. Since it appeared to function correctly manually I ran about 20 rounds through it without issue. The MKIV recall documentation was an issue also as the serial number they sent with the shipping box did not match my gun.
Took a couple of phone calls to straighten that out. Ruger’s customer service is usually very good, but they are struggling at present. Perhaps management should slow down on the new releases and place renewed emphasis on QC. Ruger Recalls [ Re:
And we hate you. And chicks will dig you. At HK, we stuck a piston on an AR15, just like a bunch of other companies have done, dating back to about However ours is better, because we refuse to sell it to civilians. Because you suck, and we hate you.
Nov 08, · Makes my Old Model Single-Six 5 1/2″ (XX) a circa standard model covertable (although it only had the 22MAG cylinder with it when I bought it even though it’s in mint condition). Some of those Old Model Single-Sixes with the 20 and 21 prefix with the 5 1/2 in. bl. were single cylinder guns.
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It has medium-gray plastic grips that are supposed to simulate stag. It was one of the early Crosman lookalike airguns of which they produced a bundle. Crosman Single-Action Six was a realistic.
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Another possibility and one I’m starting to think is most likely is that your example is from I know you said the box is marked RSS5 but perhaps that’s an error. You have wood grip panels so it could also be an RSS5W. Either way it would be a pretty scarce example and this is one time it would be a good idea to contact Ruger customer service and request a letter that would nail down exactly what model you have and what year it was shipped.
It may have been shipped originally as an RSS5W non-convertible and the magnum cylinder was fitted later. This was fairly common back in that era and something the factory was willing to do then for a modest fee thereby giving the Single Six owner the convertible option. Apparently that block of duplicate serial number Single Sixes were used in to produce both convertible and 22LR only models. Seems like you have one or the other.
Congratulations on a nice find. The excellent condition of your example make me suspect the previous owner knew it was rather scarce and kept it in pristine condition.