Ruger Single Six Serial Numbers

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Ruger Single-Six
Ruger New Model Single-Six (stainless) on top and Ruger 'Old Model' Single-Six (blued) on bottom.
TypeSingle action
Place of originUnited States
Production history
DesignerSturm, Ruger
Designed1953 (Old Model)
1973 (New Model)
ManufacturerSturm, Ruger & Co.
Unit cost$534[1]-754[2] (MSRP)
Produced1953–1973 (Old Model)
1973–present (New Model)
No. builtOver 700,000 (Old Model)[3]
Over 1,057,000 (New Model, as of 1993)[4]
VariantsOld Model, New Model
Mass32–40 oz (910–1,130 g)[5]
Length10.25–15 in (260–381 mm)[5]
Barrel length4.625 in (117.5 mm)
5.5 in (140 mm)
6.5 in (170 mm)
9.5 in (240 mm)
Cartridge.22 LR, .22 WMR, .17 HMR,[6].32 H&R Magnum
Feed system6-round cylinder[5]
SightsFixed or adjustable iron sights[5] (the Hunter model has provisions for mounting a scope)[6]

The Ruger Single-Six is a single-actionrimfirerevolver produced by Sturm, Ruger & Co. The Single-Six was first released in June 1953.[7]

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 six chambers loaded. Prior to 1973, the Single-Six was produced without the transfer bar mechanism, making it less safe to carry with all six chambers loaded, and with the hammer resting on a loaded chamber. The transfer bar safety allows the revolver to fire only when the trigger has been pulled. Ruger provides the transfer bar safety upgrade free of charge for owners of any old model Single-Six,[8] though this may come with a significant trigger-feel penalty.[9]


Custom Long Barrel 45 Colt/45 ACP Blackhawk over Standard Ruger Single-Six 9.5 inch barrel

The New Model Single-Six is currently chambered in .22 LR, .22 WMR (.22 Magnum), and .17 HMR (initially offered with a second cylinder in .17 HM2[10]). Barrel lengths include 4⅝, 5½, 6½, 7½, and 9½ inches, available in both blued and stainless steel.

Ruger manufactures several 'convertible' models that ship with both a .22 LR cylinder and .22 WMR cylinder, allowing the use of both cartridges.[5] The .22 Short and .22 Long cartridges can also be fired in the Long Rifle cylinder. For those models that ship with both cylinders, the last 3 digits of the serial number are engraved on the front of the cylinder; only cylinders that have been properly timed should be used with any given revolver. The term Super Single-Six refers to those models which have fully adjustable target sights.

In 2011 Ruger introduced the Single-Ten and in 2012 they introduced the Single-Nine. Both of these revolvers are stainless steel variants of the Single-Six design with fiber optic sights. The Single-Ten is chambered in .22 Long Rifle, with ten chambers and a 5.5 inch barrel, whereas the Single-Nine is chambered in .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (.22 WMR), with nine chambers and a barrel length of 6.5 inches.

Ruger Single-Ten 4.62 inch barrel

.32 centerfire models[edit]

Ruger blackhawk serial number chart

From 1984 to 1997 Ruger chambered the New Model Single-Six in .32 H&R Magnum (which allows the use of .32 S&W and .32 S&W Long cartridges). Ruger reintroduced this caliber option in 2002,[11] and in September 2014 released the Single-Seven in .327 Federal Magnum as well, in a seven-shot stainless steel variant, with barrel lengths of 4.62 inches, 5.5 inches, and 7.5 inches.[12][13]

See also[edit]

Ruger 3 Screw Serial Numbers


  • Wilson, R. L. (1996). Ruger & His Guns: A History of the Man, the Company, and Their Firearms. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN0-684-80367-4. OCLC33820244.
  1. ^'Standard Blued model product page'. Archived from the original on 2009-11-15.
  2. ^'Hunter model product page'. Archived from the original on 2009-11-20. Retrieved 2010-06-30.
  3. ^Wilson 1996, pp. 44–45.
  4. ^Wilson 1996, pp. 132–133.
  5. ^ abcdef'Convertible model product page'.
  6. ^ ab'Main product page'. Archived from the original on 2010-06-18. Retrieved 2010-06-30.
  7. ^'Ruger's Old Model Single-Sixes' by Bill Hamm
  8. ^Ruger safety upgrade offer (PDF)
  9. ^Shooting History-Ruger 3 Screw-Old Gun Review
  10. ^
  11. ^'Return of the Ruger New Model Single-Six in .32 H&R Magnum' by Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
  12. ^'Ruger® Single-Six® Family Distributor Exclusives Models'.
  13. ^'Ruger's Red-Hot, Versatile Single Seven .327 Federal Magnum - Gun Digest'. Gun Digest.

External links[edit]

  • Ruger New Model Single-Six at
  • Mike Cumpston 'The .22 Magnum As A Revolver Cartridge'. American Handgunner. Sept 2001. 24 Mar. 2008.
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Ruger Single Six Serial Numbers Old Model

'Norman R. Cross' <[email protected]> wrote in
news:[email protected]:

# I just purchased a Ruger Single Six .22 with the extra cylinder for .22
# Mag. There was no box, paperwork, or manual with it but although a serial
# number search showed it to be manufactured in 1975 it was inlike new
# condition. Ruger's website had a link where I was able to download a
# owners manual. Inside it says that the .22 cylinder is fluted but the .22
# mag is not. Problem is on mine both cylinders are fluted. Perhaps older
# ones were both fluted but newer ones that the manual were not. The
# stampings on the face of both cylinders match the serial number of the
# gun so they must be originals. Also one cylinder has a recess where each
# cartridge head sits within, and the other has a recessed groove between
# the ratchet and the outside edge of the cylinder. Anybody know for sure
# which is for which round? I would assume that the .22 mag would not quite
# fit in the .22 whereas the .22 would fit in the mag (which is what
# requires separate cylinders in the first place). I have sent an email to
# Ruger's customer service and expect an answer within the next couple of
# days but thought someone here might have and answer to this question .

I have one of these and it is perhaps my favorite gun to shoot. The best
thing to advise is go to a shop that has .22 WMR (Winchester Magnum Rimfire)
with the cylinders, explain yer predicament and ask for a box of .22 WMR to
see if it fits in either cylinder, but be prepared to buy the box.

I just checked mine and I have the grooved cylinder in mine and I've been
shooting .22 LR in mine. Hopefully it's the right one.

Ruger Single Six Serial Numbers Date Of Manufacture

When you cock it does it click 2 times or 4 times? Twice and it's the
'fixed' version, supposed to make it safer, blech! 4 times and it's original,
like the original Colt. Mine had the new stuff in it but the old stuff was
included, I put the original back. Just something about the sound.

Ruger Single Six Serial Numbers And Production Dates

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