I have had two other single sixes and stupidly sold them. I now have a NM Blackhawk 357 and a NM Bisley Blackhawk 44 Magnum, a Redhawk 357 (I Love them all but this Redhawk is just comfortable to shoot )
One of the single Sixes that I had was a three screw that was converted and I really never wanted an unconverted one and did not understand the big deal that everyone talked about the action. I thought the converted ones had a great action.
Well now I understand. I walked into my LGS yesterday (3-20-2015 and low and behold there set a three screw standard 6.5" Single Six. Bluing worn on Cylinder and end of barrel (holster wear ) but the gun actually looked to be in very good shape. No Dings , Dents and scratches. Original box and Wow it was a convertible model with the 22 Mag cylinder also.
I asked the salesman if it was a converted model. He did not know (he is really a good guy that I have known for just a short while but he runs an honest shop and I like doing business with him). I asked him if I could see it so he got it out and handed it to me. I have never seen a non converted Single Six in person before. I could not believe my eyes it was unconverted. Serial # started with 21-xxxxx so it is a 1972 model late 72. When I fingered the action I was bit. I could not believe the difference in feel and sound, the trigger pull was unbelievable. He had a price of $410.00 on it. I put it in Layaway until I could get the money up to buy it.
Well I picked it up today and could not be happier. I Love this little gun. Fired 12 rounds before I had to leave for work. It shot just a tad to the right and I thought it was just me, but after getting home from work and got to looking at the gun I noticed that the sight was drifted to the right which would of put just about where it was hitting. I drifted the sight center and I know it will be dead on now. The trigger is so light and crisp, just unbelievable.
Any way here are some really bad late night pictures. It looks worse in these because of the flash. I will get better sunlight pictures tomorrow and I will also burn up some of my saved up 22LR and Magnum ammo.
Like I said this gun has some character and I really do like it that way.
They are a great deal of fun to shoot, I have two, an old 3 screw (1955 flat gate .22lr only) that I learned to shoot with and a 1994 stainless with a second cylinder for the .22 mags. Have fun with yours and if it is not converted, mine is not, don't do it. I believe that the value would go down if you did at this late date.
That is that exact reason I bought it, it is not converted. I was at my LGS and saw it and after I found out that it was unconverted I bought it. I took it out today hung a armor steel plate 6" at 30 yards and this little gun just rang the heck out of that plate.
The first gun I ever purchased was a Ruger Super Single Six Convertible in April, 1968. I had ordered a Single Six Convertible but it had not come in when I wanted to pick it up so I cancelled that order and bought a Super Single Six Convertible that the gun store had in stock. Paid $78 for it (the Single Six was $65). Mine had the 5 1/2" barrel.