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Old 12-28-2012, 15:29   #1
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New Model Single Six report

I just got back from the range and finished cleaning the new stainless Single Six 6.5" convertible revolver. I have been on the fence a while, having heard about possible accuracy issues but I finally took the plunge and gambled with a new one.

There were a few things I didn't like when I got it. The cylinder holes were tight to load. Figuring possible manufacturing burrs at the mouth, I polished each hole from the backside with a chamber mop and Flitz on a drill motor on low speed. I removed no metal, just polished away until the cylinders were mirror shiney. That took care the loading issues. The rounds dropped in by gravity slicker than snot on glass.

Next, as a precaution, I polished the forcing cone only, using the same process but pulling the mop tight against it from the front, using an aluminum cleaning rod and plastic mop jag on a drill motor on low speed. Close examination shows no potential flaws, though it's hard to see that area anyway. After doing a "poor man's trigger job", it was then off to the range.

Temp was 32 deg. F with a wind from the north making it a whopping preceived 22 deg. I brought Federal bulk ammo (blue box) to try out this first time. Results ? EXCELLENT ! After getting the feel for shooting a cowboy style gun, my groups were running about 1.5" consistently, as long as I could control the shakes from freezing. I ran about 7 to 8 cylinders through this little jewel before I could no longer feel my fingers, then I packed it up. Never were the chambers hard to load. The polishing I think reduced the propensity for carbon buildup in the chambers and the rounds continued to load without effort through all reloads.

I wish I would have picked one of these up sooner. I'm sure when good weather gets here my groups will improve for lack of numb fingers. I really think this thing can shoot as good as my MKIII and can't wait for decent weather to put it to the test. If you're on the fence about a Single Six, go get one. They are a hoot to shoot !

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Old 12-28-2012, 15:32   #2
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I wanted to add, I was considering the possibility of a Paco Kelly tool if I wasn't pleased with the accuracy. That just won't be necessary now.
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Old 12-28-2012, 15:36   #3
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Nothing worse than trying to shoot well when your hands are turning blue.

Nice work!! Thanks for taking one for the team.
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Old 12-28-2012, 15:41   #4
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Haha, thanks Berto.
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Old 12-28-2012, 16:14   #5
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I have one and love it. You must have excellent taste.

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Old 12-29-2012, 10:03   #6
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Congratulations! Just wait till you some some 22 WMR through it! Twice as fun
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:12   #7
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This could be the only type of gun you're allowed to own if Obama gets his way.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:18   #8
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I just can't wait for turtle season.
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Old 12-29-2012, 14:37   #9
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.22 mag kicks ass on clams, too.
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Old 12-29-2012, 14:56   #10
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LOL ! Clams, huh ? Red Lobster really wouldn't appreciate me poppin' rounds in the dining hall.

Not many places to find 'em otherwise. I bet it does make a mess on 'em though. LOL !
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Very nice

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