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1988 Ruger Service Six 38spl DAO
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May 14, 2021 - 2:08 pm
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I watched this revolver up for auction 6 months before I broke down and bought it because I'm a sucker for service revolvers. Price was a little high, 38 spl and DAO so there were no bidders. I knew from the serial number it was a special contract model almost certainly NYCPD. I doubt anyone noticed what it was. I'm waiting for a Ruger letter to confirm.IMG_1703.JPGImage Enlarger

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The Ruger letter came today confirming that it's a special contract Police Service Six made for the NYCPD. It's an over run which was shipped to Davidson's in Prescott, AZ. Nice thing about the over runs is they didn't get beat up being carried on the streets.  Surprised no one noticed what it was including the seller. Maybe I'm just a Ruger nut but not exclusively.

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 Just curious,

Did Ruger do anything to the revolver other than delete the hammer spur?  Is the D/A trigger the same as the D/A pull on a D/A - S/A Service six?

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stonebuster said
I watched this revolver up for auction 6 months before I broke down and bought it because I'm a sucker for service revolvers. Price was a little high, 38 spl and DAO so there were no bidders. I knew from the serial number it was a special contract model almost certainly NYCPD. I doubt anyone noticed what it was. I'm waiting for a Ruger letter to confirm.IMG_1703.JPGImage Enlarger

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very nice win! congratulations, a very nice safe queen. 

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Different Drummer said
 Just curious,

Did Ruger do anything to the revolver other than delete the hammer spur?  Is the D/A trigger the same as the D/A pull on a D/A - S/A Service six?

  

It's a true DAO in that you can't pull the hammer back and lock it as in SA. You can't convert it to DA/SA by switching hammers so the trigger must be altered to make it DAO.  I notice no difference in the trigger pull weight compared to my DA/SA GP100s. My Six Series revolvers seem to have a shorter pull before the hammer drops especially after cylinder lockup. I seem to shoot my Speed Sixes and this Service Six better because of it. RTFM: I took her to the range the next day after transfer and put 75 rounds through it which may be more than it's seen in it's 34 years. I may not use it to test my reloads but won't be a safe queen either.

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