Titan ReloadingStainLess Steel MediaLee PrecisionInline Fabrication
RotoMetals2Graf & SonsMidSouth Shooters SupplyADvertise here

Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Rufurbished Ruger Police Service Six

  1. #1
    Boolit Bub Xringshooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    State College, PA
    Posts
    42

    Rufurbished Ruger Police Service Six

    Got this at a good price, knew it would need work.

    BEFORE:















    AFTER





    Main color (Cerakote) is called Multicam Green and the cylinder, cylinder release and hammer pivot are Green Beret Green (it's a real dark green that can be seen a lot better in natural light).

    Complete refurb, replaced grips, the front sight, some internals that needed it, polished the hammer and trigger, smoothed the top of the hammer strut, polished the sear and hammer notches. Didn't try to remove all the pitting, the Cerakote will protect it, plus it will be someones working gun.

    It's ready to rock and roll again.
    Ron
    USAF Ret (E-8) (1971-1997)
    NRA Benefactor

  2. #2
    Moderator

    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    4,268
    Looks nice. Reminds me of the older Smith 44 models with Birdsong Green.

    Interesting concept.

    I guess the better question is, how does it shoot?

  3. #3
    Boolit Master Walkingwolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    812
    Quote Originally Posted by osteodoc08 View Post
    Looks nice. Reminds me of the older Smith 44 models with Birdsong Green.

    Interesting concept.

    I guess the better question is, how does it shoot?
    Yes how does it shoot, and how well does the cerakote hold up to gas cutting on the cylinder. This has been a problem in the past with polymer coatings on cylinders not holding up. Teflon always has held up, but it is butt ugly.

  4. #4
    Boolit Bub Xringshooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    State College, PA
    Posts
    42
    Have not shot it yet but the bore and the cylinders were in perfect condition so it should shoot very good. Cerakote holds up well to the gas cutting, it is ceramic based so it resists it pretty good. The darker colors may lighten up some where the flame/gas hits it but it still retains its corrosion ability. I've been doing Cerakote for about 10 years and haven't had any complaints from my customers about this.
    Ron
    USAF Ret (E-8) (1971-1997)
    NRA Benefactor

  5. #5
    Good looking job.. was it the rattle can or spray gun ?

  6. #6
    Boolit Bub Xringshooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    State College, PA
    Posts
    42
    Other than a few basic colors, Cerakote is done with a spray gun as it is a 2 part mix. The gun must be prepped thoroughly and abrasive blasted and then degreased again to get the coating to adhere properly. Then it gets cured in an oven to harden it correctly.
    Last edited by Xringshooter; 08-09-2017 at 05:04 PM.
    Ron
    USAF Ret (E-8) (1971-1997)
    NRA Benefactor

  7. #7
    Boolit Master scattershot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Posts
    782
    Nice rescue!
    "Experience is a series of non-fatal mistakes"


    Disarming is a mistake free people only get to make once...

  8. #8
    Boolit Master

    Hickory's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    The Great Black Swamp of Northwest Ohio
    Posts
    3,317
    Masterpiece!
    Political correctness is a national suicide pact.

    I am a sovereign individual, accountable
    only to God and my own conscience.

  9. #9
    Boolit Man oldhenry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Albany, GA
    Posts
    128
    I like it!

    A round butt conversion + Pachmyr Compacts + a de-spurred hammer & it'd be my kind of gun.......... (I can't help myself).

    Henry

    __________________________________________________ _____________________
    A real sport involves either gasoline or gun powder..............anything else is just a game

  10. #10
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Central Virginia
    Posts
    3,898
    Any time spent to save a Service-Six is time well spent.

    Nicely done.

    I have a real admiration for the Ruger DA Six series revolvers. They are the size of a S&W K-frame with the strength of an L-frame. They shoot well and are nearly indestructible.

  11. #11
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Brushy Mountains of NC
    Posts
    597
    How does Cerakote hold up under holster wear, especially the sharp edges ? That is a nice looking handgun but I am partial the Ruger Six Series anyway.

    I noticed you took off the rubber grips. I have rubber grips for mine but seem to always go back to the original ones. All the rubber grips change the balance and are to large for my hands.

    I agree with oldhenry about one thing, would have been a nice time to make a round butt.

    Dave

  12. #12
    Boolit Bub Xringshooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    State College, PA
    Posts
    42
    Dave, Cerakote holds up very well to holster wear. Cerakote is a 2 part, ceramic based coating. You have to mix a hardener with the liquid and then cure it in an oven to get the best results. Once done, it has very good abrasion resistance.

    I like the original wood grips on the Six series, but Ruger did put specific types of Pachmayrs on some of the Six series guns (typically the Police Service Six and the Speed Six). I just don't care for the larger Pachmayr Presentations on the Sixes, they seem to make them look out of balance.

    I'll have to keep the round butt mod in mind the next time I get a basket case to play with, thanks.
    Ron
    USAF Ret (E-8) (1971-1997)
    NRA Benefactor

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check