Ruger Service Six "Lowback"

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  1. 2afreedom

    2afreedom Happy to be here

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    I picked up an early model Ruger Service Six with the "lowback" grip and 150 serial number a while back. I was just wondering what these are worth compared to the later serial numbers. This one is tight as a bank vault, 4 inch barrel, original grips, but has a couple of spots of muzzle wear, I am assuming from being in a holster. Thanks in advance.
     
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    I have service six, what is the "lowback" vareity?
     
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    It has a different frame for the grip-it doesn't come up quite as high toward the hammer. If you search "security six low back" you can see pictures, but it's really a subtle difference between the low back and the new frame. The low backs all have serial numbers beginning with 150 and were only made for a year or two before Ruger changed the grip frame.
     
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    I once had one of those. Sold it to someone on one of the earlier forums I think. When I bought mine it didn't have the original wood grips. Those things are hard to find. I found and bought some off the S&W Forum.

    When I bought mine they were no more $'s or no less $'s than the later model ones. That has been several years ago though.
     
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    Typically, a lowback has to be pretty close to new in box with papers, etc. to bring any premium over a later model. There aren't that many collectors of the Six series, relatively speaking, and they can afford to be picky. And, they are.
     
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    Lowback grips are hard to find, original or aftermarket.
     
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