Ruger Speed Six .38

Phoebe Ann

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Jun 1, 2009
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Houston ish
I went to my dad's today and we were talking about guns (see Gun Saturation thread ;) ) and he proceeds to go to his closet and pull out a gun case. He hands it to me, I open it and there is the most beautiful gun ever. A Ruger Speed Six 38 special in mint condition. He said it was over 20 years old. He's never shot it and he doesn't know if anyone else has.

Does anyone know much about this gun, it's reputation, worth?

Thanks!

 

Hoji

Bowling-Pin Commando
May 28, 2008
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Mustang Ridge
I went to my dad's today and we were talking about guns (see Gun Saturation thread ;) ) and he proceeds to go to his closet and pull out a gun case. He hands it to me, I open it and there is the most beautiful gun ever. A Ruger Speed Six 38 special in mint condition. He said it was over 20 years old. He's never shot it and he doesn't know if anyone else has.

Does anyone know much about this gun, it's reputation, worth?

Thanks!
It is worth nothing if it is not loaded. I do not look at guns as investments. If I find a winning Lotto ticket { I do not pay into the "stupid tax"} I will be purchasing a Searcy Double Rifle in .600 Nitro Express. It will be custom fitted for me and will cost about $40,000. It will also be used to shoot all of the Big 5 on an extended African Safari.

To me, it is worth $40,000 to have the best tool on the market.

The Ruger Speed Six is a fine gun , in effect, a great tool. But the only way if you know if a tool works is to use it.
 

Phoebe Ann

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Jun 1, 2009
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Houston ish
It is worth nothing if it is not loaded.
Some cars are bought and never driver and they are worth more now than if they had been driven. ;) But I understand what you're saying...just giving you a hard time.

My dad wouldn't load the gun. That's just him. I have no idea why he even has it. Anywho, I was just wondering if anyone could tell me a little about the gun, its reputation, its history.

I hope you make it on that safari! Would be awesome!
 

cowboy45

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May 1, 2008
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That speed six is a very classy revolver. I have one in .357 The entire line of that design were built like a tank. Speed six, security six, and service six. The really unique thing about them is that there is only one screw in the entire gun. That screw is what holds the grips on and complete disassembly only requires a pin or a small brad nail, and the simple knowledge of how to do it. Enjoy it and blast away.
 
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