Guns, Firearms, Projectile Weapon Sports/Ruger single six bicentennial


I know that all Rugers made in 1976 were stamped "Made in 200th year of American liberty."
I have two questions:
How many Ruger Single Six's were made in 1976?
How many stainless steel Ruger Single Six's were made in 1976?

First, check the Ruger enthusiasts site for Ruger Single Action Revolvers;

Also, check the Wikipedia article on the Ruger Single Six;

They generally sell for a premium over similar but non-anniversary stamped revolvers..Maybe $50 - $65 more, depending on condition.

Numbers: Total number of these revolvers - 67,600 of ALL varieties. Total stainless versions - 3800

This includes all 3 barrel lengths.

I do recommend highly that you check for more information on these fine revolvers - they are worth the effort.


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Mark Schmidt


General questions relating to various handguns - shooting, recommendations and general information on older/antique Smith & Wesson, Colt and other US made and European made pistols and revolvers. I am NOT an expert collector, but I have had several hundred handguns over the last 45 years+. I have repaired and refurbished several and shot hundreds of various handguns, and I am pretty knowledgeable on them.


Started shooting in Cub Scouts at age 10. US Army veteran in the late 1960's. Owned several hundred handguns including revolvers and autoloading pistols made by Colt, Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Merwin Hulbert, H&R, Iver Johnson, Hopkins and Allen, Charter Arms and European pistols made by Mauser, Beretta, Star, Llama, Tanfoglio Guseppe, Dreyse 1907 and FN. I am mostly interested in and experienced with late 19th and all 20th century pistols, not current guns using plastic.

Have a degree in Social Work, with minors in Sociology and Fine Art (Painting)

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