Rolled a pair of sixes

Rolled a pair of sixes

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    Rolled a pair of sixes

    I have number 2 in my possession so time to post some pics and observations.
    This is how I received them.
    The one on left is a 1981 as you maybe can tell from the round recoil shield vs the 1984 on the right with the familiar "scalloped" recoil shield that Ruger still uses today.
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    The 81 is a brushed finish and the 84 is more polished. I have no idea if they are both factory or if some previous owner polished the 84. Both wear Pachmayr grips with a generic Compac on the 81 and a "made for Ruger" Compac w/ finger grooves on the 84.
    The only other obvious difference is the 81 has a grooved trigger face and the 84 is smooth.
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    As you can see both are round butt frames even though one is roll marked "speed six" and one is roll marked "police service six". According to Ruger both these guns left the factory as model GS-32 which is a 2.75" stainless 357 magnum speed six. The 1984 is roll marked incorrectly as Ruger never cataloged a round butt service six. I would love to get more details but, nobody is saying what happened here.
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    here is what came with the 81 speed six. The original grips must have been taken off day one as they are too pristine to have ever been carried. The holster is also from the 80's as Bianchi no longer catalogs this model that I could find and if you could read the package it also fits an "S&W M&P 2". When did S&W drop the "M&P" designation from their k frame line?
    Began raining when I was set to go shooting the "new" 81 but, I have shot the 84 which is partially the reason I grabbed another for the pair.
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    One last thing. How many know what an old Colt revolver is like when it locks up? I can tell you its the tightest lockup of any revolver I have ever handled. This 81 speed six locks up just like that. When my FFL called me today he said "I think your going to be really happy with this one" and he was right. Its a gamble buying used online but, at least lately I have rolled a pair of awesome sixes.

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    Suweeet! Another thing I've always liked about these is the full grip frame like the Redhawk has as opposed to the tang system of the GP and the SP.

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    Nice pair, one for each hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Nice pair, one for each hand.
    Ha, maybe I should get a dual shoulder holster built. Look like something out of a Mad Max film.

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    Nice get! Enjoy them.
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    Great barrel lengths too. What a pair!
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Nice pair, one for each hand.
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    It just seemed an appropriate post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by forester58 View Post
    I have number 2 in my possession so time to post some pics and observations.
    This is how I received them.
    The one on left is a 1981 as you maybe can tell from the round recoil shield vs the 1984 on the right with the familiar "scalloped" recoil shield that Ruger still uses today.
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    The 81 is a brushed finish and the 84 is more polished. I have no idea if they are both factory or if some previous owner polished the 84. Both wear Pachmayr grips with a generic Compac on the 81 and a "made for Ruger" Compac w/ finger grooves on the 84.
    The only other obvious difference is the 81 has a grooved trigger face and the 84 is smooth.
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    As you can see both are round butt frames even though one is roll marked "speed six" and one is roll marked "police service six". According to Ruger both these guns left the factory as model GS-32 which is a 2.75" stainless 357 magnum speed six. The 1984 is roll marked incorrectly as Ruger never cataloged a round butt service six. I would love to get more details but, nobody is saying what happened here.
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    here is what came with the 81 speed six. The original grips must have been taken off day one as they are too pristine to have ever been carried. The holster is also from the 80's as Bianchi no longer catalogs this model that I could find and if you could read the package it also fits an "S&W M&P 2". When did S&W drop the "M&P" designation from their k frame line?
    Began raining when I was set to go shooting the "new" 81 but, I have shot the 84 which is partially the reason I grabbed another for the pair.
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    One last thing. How many know what an old Colt revolver is like when it locks up? I can tell you its the tightest lockup of any revolver I have ever handled. This 81 speed six locks up just like that. When my FFL called me today he said "I think your going to be really happy with this one" and he was right. Its a gamble buying used online but, at least lately I have rolled a pair of awesome sixes.
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    This is the one I was thinking of.

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    Very Nice! I've got a "matched pair (not s n.'s)" of Security Six's like yours, I'll not "thread jack" with a photo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete63 View Post
    Very Nice! I've got a "matched pair (not s n.'s)" of Security Six's like yours, I'll not "thread jack" with a photo!
    Please do. I would always like to see photos of others guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forester58 View Post
    Please do. I would always like to see photos of others guns.
    O K, here you go. You'd have a cow if you knew the story on these! The one in front was my Dad's. Mine is in the background. Had my name engraved on the backstrap, so Dad didn't think he could "scam mine"!

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