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Your first single action revolver? #15995980 04/15/21
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Got to thinking about how much I love single action revolvers...okay, who am I kidding...I like all revolvers. But it made me think back to my very first one

A 6.5" Ruger Single Six Convertible. And let me tell you, when you slipped in the .22 Mag cylinder that revolver was wicked accurate.

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So what was your first single action revolver.

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That was mine too.. Exactly.. Wish I still had it but have 3 others!!


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Originally Posted by WyoCoyoteHunter
That was mine too.. Exactly.. Wish I still had it but have 3 others!!
You know, I don't really miss mine all that much. I have seriously whittled down my handgun collection to (IIRC) just 8 handguns. I can't keep up with that many... These days, I'd rather have a case of ammo than another handgun.

Also, I guess I'm not that much of a Ruger fan. Don't get me wrong, I think Ruger is awesome and they make some great guns. It's just, I never seem to keep a Ruger.

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Mine was a .45 convertible Blackhawk, 4 5/8", which was a pretty good sixgun and a raccoon-killing sumbitch. It, and another one I had much later, didn't shoot ACPs very well, but they'd cloverleaf .45 Colts pretty often. The old WW Lubaloy 255s would expand to thumb size on a typical raccoon. The second Blackhawk never saw a factory load.


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A 4&5/8 inch, stainless, Ruger Blackhawk in .357 Magnum, purchased in the middle 1980s.


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I still have mine. It’s exactly what the OP had. Couldn’t begin to count the number of critters that have fallen to it and the LR cylinder. [Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]

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Interarms Virginian Dragoon in 45 Colt. Blued and case colored with a 7 1/2" barrel.


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Wish I still had mine. Ruger single six convertible with a 9.5 in barrel. Have others still but not my first.

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Originally Posted by GunGeek
Got to thinking about how much I love single action revolvers...okay, who am I kidding...I like all revolvers. But it made me think back to my very first one

A 6.5" Ruger Single Six Convertible. And let me tell you, when you slipped in the .22 Mag cylinder that revolver was wicked accurate.

[Linked Image from gun.deals]

So what was your first single action revolver.
We saved our money and bought dad one just like that, still have it. Personally my first SA was a 5.5” super Blackhawk 44 mag.

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First one purchased in 1967, paid the princely sum of $3.98 + shipping. A "Western Haig" revolver it was, out of the back of magazine. Ram a #6 lead pellet down the bore and go to shootin!

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My first was a convertible Ruger single-six 9.5" barrel, 1976 vintage, for Christmas 1976. Then a Blackhawk .41 6.5" for Christmas 1977, then a convertible Blackhawk 4 5/8" .45 for Christmas 1978. I still have them all. wink


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Ruger Bearcat when i was 18,1972 and my mother signed for this neat little revolver and i still have it..


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Had same single action as OP. Nephews hated shooting that gun because it slowed them down too much from shooting, lol! That gun like many did not make survive the divorce.

Although, I've stockpile 22lr (learned from the past), I find myself getting tired again of being in another rimfire shortage to where I'm considering giving up on the 22lr and handloading other cartridges as substitutes, especially when 22lr prices get as expensive as centerfire cartridges.

Like the OP, I'd rather have a case of ammo, or perhaps the reloading supplies than more firearms and enjoy shooting the ones I have.

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Colt Frontier Scout in 22 lr / 22 mag whet I was 13.


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Same as the OP, bought it in 1978.

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Originally Posted by chlinstructor
Colt Frontier Scout in 22 lr / 22 mag whet I was 13.



Same here, but I think I was 17. I wish.........but I don’t.


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Same as you
Originally Posted by GunGeek
Got to thinking about how much I love single action revolvers...okay, who am I kidding...I like all revolvers. But it made me think back to my very first one

A 6.5" Ruger Single Six Convertible. And let me tell you, when you slipped in the .22 Mag cylinder that revolver was wicked accurate.

[Linked Image from gun.deals]

So what was your first single action revolver.


Same thing. Shot many a gopher with it.

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My SBH 44Mag. Bought it back in 1977. It was originally a 7.5", cut it along the way.

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Mine was a Ruger Blackhawk 30 cal. That sucker was loud!


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Ruger Single Six convertible 5.5" barrel and blued. There were a bunch of double actions in between but the next single action was a Ruger Super Blackhawk 7.5" .44 Magnum.


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