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Ruger's New Model Six-gun Rimfire Convertible. The Ruger Single Six is a traditional looking Western style revolver, but with a modernized mechanism. It's a .22-caliber revolver with styling inspired by the historic guns of the Old West, and looks like a downsized copy of the popular Ruger Blackhawk. The New Model convertible Single-Six is the perfect small bore single-action revolver for plinking, small game hunting or serious competition. Along with its little brother the Bearcat, The Ruger Single Six is considered to be in a league of its own as the premier high quality single action rimfire revolver on the market.
All .22 caliber convertibles come with two 6- round cylinders; one chambered for .22 LR for cheap plinking, and the other in .22 Magnum for increased power and versatility. The "Long Rifle" cylinder can also fire .22 Long, Short or CB cartridges. If you're heading into snake country, both cylinders are capable of firing shot shells, commonly referred to as "rat shot", that effectively transform your Single Six into a miniature shotgun. Its worth noting that the cylinders are easily distinguished from one another by the fluted design of the .22LR cylinder, where the magnum cylinder has a straight- walled, non- fluted configuration.
The "New Model" designation in Ruger nomenclature actually refers to the incorporation of a transfer bar safety mechanism. When the hammer is fully forward, it rests on the frame and cannot contact the firing pin. This makes it nearly impossible for the gun to "go off" when dropped. The transfer bar itself rises as the trigger is pulled. Then when a cocked hammer falls, it hits the transfer bar (thus "transferring" the energy to the firing pin) which subsequently fires the shot.
This Ruger Single Six has a 5-1/2" barrel. It weighs in at just over 33- ounces, has a satin stainless finish and sports a set of signature hardwood grips with the Ruger logo embossed on the side of each panel. Sometimes referred to as the "Super" Single Six, this is just a reference to the rear adjustable iron sights. Loading is accomplished by opening the loading gate and dropping a cartridge down into each individual chamber, one at a time. Conversely, unloading entails opening the gate, pushing the ejector rod and manually ejecting each individual spent casing. Takedown is achieved in a similar manner. To disassemble for cleaning, or swap out cylinders and thereby convert calibers, simply open the gate, push the release button for the base pin and then pull it out all the way. This allows the cylinder to fall free from the gun. Reassembly is accomplished in reverse order.