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Thread: RARE: ASP Ruger Speed Six .44 Special

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    RARE: ASP Ruger Speed Six .44 Special

    These have been around for years...but, they have gotten kind of pricey. I wanted one badly for many years, that urge has long since past...but a neat gun, anyway. I would certainly choose it over the GP hog that we have available, now.

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    Very cool, didn't know such a thing existed. The Sixes are my favorite wheelguns of all time, no doubt about it. I have a 1988 Service Six .38 Special and love it.
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    Neat gun, not nearly $2,300 worth of neat, but neat

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    Final price depends on how many people decide they really want it. I wouldn't mind it at the current bid of 860, I mean the last few Security-sixes I have seen had asking price north of $500.

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    can not see the point 5 .44 spl. to 6 .357.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob208 View Post
    can not see the point 5 .44 spl. to 6 .357.
    can not see the point 6 .357 to 5 .44spl.
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    Boy those cylinder walls looked a wee bit thin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dpmsman View Post
    Boy those cylinder walls looked a wee bit thin.
    I agree...notice that I said that my desire for one had long since past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dpmsman View Post
    Boy those cylinder walls looked a wee bit thin.
    Might explain that "Factory ammo only" stamp. Inability to load +p would significantly reduce the value of the 44 special for me. I wonder is a couple kabooms hastened the demise of the model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvercreek Farmer View Post
    Might explain that "Factory ammo only" stamp. Inability to load +p would significantly reduce the value of the 44 special for me. I wonder is a couple kabooms hastened the demise of the model.
    Not sure how much you have shot and tested .44 special. But, a full wadcutter .44 special at 800fps (that is non-+p) is a very formidable self defense load. I will carry it without one whit of reservation and take it over any +p factory ammo.

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    Agreed, maybe it is just the thought of all that wonderful case capacity that could be filled with 2400 going to waste

    Quote Originally Posted by shoot-n-lead View Post
    Not sure how much you have shot and tested .44 special. But, a full wadcutter .44 special at 800fps (that is non-+p) is a very formidable self defense load. I will carry it without one whit of reservation and take it over any +p factory ammo.

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    To Thomas Jefferson: It's America! We can have our plows AND our guns!

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    Ending price was $1700...

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    I think I would take a GP 'hog' as you call it and have another 1k plus left for something else.
    Keep moving forward!

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