Ruger’s latest auction is intriguing.
The last of six matched pairs of Service-Six Military Model double-action revolvers. The Service-Six is the fixed-sight version of the Security-Six.
More details from Ruger’s auction:
“Sturm, Ruger produced these .38 Special revolvers for the U.S. Army Armament Material Development and Readiness Command, and are marked “U.S.” at the right front of the frame. They are made of chrome-molybdenum steel with a blue finish, 4″ barrel, fixed sights, and square butt. Another feature of these revolvers is the absence of the manual warning normally found on the left side of the barrel.
The serial numbers on these revolvers are 153-55993 and 153-55994, and the test fire date for both is April, 1978. The revolvers have never been fired beyond normal testing during manufacture and were packaged in a special preservative foil wrap for over thirty years. This set was removed from the packaging so you can see what you are bidding on. Original Technical Manuals for the Service-Six Military Model revolvers are included with this auction.”
It’s an interesting variant of a solid gun.