Ruger .357 Magnum Speed Six 2 3/4 inch Stainless 1982 production Cold War era Correct Sile Combat Finger Groove Grips Very Good


From a tour of duty in the Caribbean comes this attractive and eminently serviceable Speed Six Revolver. Manufacturer was Sturm, Ruger & Company, Southport CT Plant. From its 157-19000 range serial number, it was manufactured in 1982, part of a production run that extended from 1972 until 1988. Factory catalog number was GS32. Type is traditional double and single action revolver with transfer bar internal safety device. Construction is entirely stainless steel. Barrel is 2 3/4 inch medium type, not full lug, with 5 groove 1:18.75 right hand rifling. Sight system is serrated solid rib that supports a pinned in serrated blade front, with frame integral fixed notch rear. Cylinder is swing out with Ruger’s easy access thumb latch. Chambering and capacity is six rounds of .38 Smith & Wesson Special or .357 Remington Magnum caliber ammunition interchangeably. Trigger is .312 width smooth faced, with .300 serrated spur hammer. Weight empty is 33 ounces, with center of gravity at the trigger. Grips are period correct Sile Rubber Overmolded, Finger Grooved Combat type. Finish is brushed surface stainless steel. This revolver comes from a service career in the environs of Air Station Borinquen in the Caribbean, successor to Ramey Air Force Base. It served in that key point for monitoring inbound and outbound movement from Castro’s Cuba. Surface detractions are moderate, etchy texture that is almost entirely out of sight on the grip frame, andonly occasional visible surface streaks. We rate it as Very Good, close to Excellent, 85 percent vicinity by our estimate, but photos ought to suffice for our distinguished shoppers to judge finish grade for themselves. Bore, chamber, and mechanism are all bright and clean. Double action pull is smooth and consistent 11 pounds vicinity; and the single action pull gauges at a crisp and original 4 pounds, with minimal felt creep and moderate overtravel. Blast effect to the under side of the frame top strap directly above the barrel’s forcing cone is minimal. Cylinder face to forcing cone gap is a perfect .006. Hammer travels 10 to 15 degrees on all six positions after the cylinder times into place on double action; and fully 35 degrees after timing on single action. Lateral cylinder play is negligible with the trigger relaxed; with the trigger fully depressed, there is no lateral play whatsoever. Carbon deposits are minimal. We estimate this revolver was fired fewer than 500 times, no rounds at all for a Ruger. Replacement pricing on its nearest descendant GP100 Stainless KGP331PF on ruger com is $800. We’re offering the Speed Six in the photos, however, for only $ 549.00. Not transferable to civilian residents of California or Massachusetts. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Buyer must be registered user with your own money. $20 ship lower 48; $40 AK, Guam, HI, PR, [If it’s too big for a padded flat rate envelope] USPS Priority. FFL ok by fax, e-mail or mail, please ask your dealer to put your name and Gun Brand on there. 7 day money back on used, BUT no return / refund on New or lay-aways. We do not pay transfer fees or return shipping. Lay-away 20% down, balance in 90 days. .Robertson Trading Post 117 Front Street Henderson, Tennessee 38340 We Buy, Sell, or Trade.
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