Shortly after the beginning of World War II, after decades of manufacture, Colt stopped production of its Single Action Army. But Bill Ruger soon recognized the rising prices of the old Colt SAAs meant their was still a strong interest in the iconic firearm, and decided he could produce his own single-action revolver to meet an increasing demand.
The Single-Six resembled the Colt SAA, but its outward appearance was where similarities ended. Ruger had blended the past with modern technology to produce a precision-cast cylinder frame of chrome-moly steel and a one-piece aluminum grip frame, to which the market flocked.
Watch the full American Rifleman TV's "I Have This Old Gun" segment on the Ruger Single-Six in the video above.
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