The mechanism of the Ruger Single-Six Convertible differs significantly from that of any other single-action revolver. The patented Ruger New Model mechanism incorporates a transfer bar. The transfer bar – which is raised into firing position as the trigger is pulled to the rear – transmits the energy of the hammer blow to the firing pin. This transfer bar mechanism makes a “safety” notch unnecessary. The gate (loading gate) can be opened only when the hammer and trigger are fully forward. Opening the gate immobilizes the trigger, hammer, and transfer bar. When the gate is opened the cylinder is unlatched and can be turned for loading or ejection. When the gate is closed, the cylinder latch functions in the normal manner. The loading notch is therefore unnecessary in the New Model design. Unlike the earlier single action revolvers which have four hammer positions – “cocked,” “loading,” “safety” and “all the way forward” – the New Model has only two hammer positions – “cocked” and “all the way forward.” The mechanism of the Ruger Single-Six Convertible provides maximum security against accidental discharge.
Two cylinders are furnished with the Ruger Single-Six Convertible revolvers. The cylinder with flutes is chambered for .22 Long Rifle cartridge. (.22 Short and .22 Long cartridges can also be fired in the Long Rifle cylinder.) The cylinder chambered for the 22 WMRF cartridge (Winchester Magnum Rimfire) is not fluted. It is marked “.22 WIN. MAGNUM CAL.”
- Windage- and elevation-adjustable rear sights help put you on target and keep you there
- Chambered for affordable rimfire shooting
- Transfer bar mechanism and loading gate interlock provide an unparalleled measure of security against accidental discharge
- Cold hammer-forged barrel results in ultra-precise rifling that provides exceptional accuracy and longevity
- Extra cylinder allows shooters to quickly change from shooting .22 LR to .22 WMR