Ruger Service Six .357 revolver

This item is HIRE ONLY for use by a recognised Film, TV, Commercials or Theatre production company.

 
 

 

Overview

 The Ruger Service Six revolver has a 6 shot cylinder and is chambered for the .357 magnum cartridge.

Introduced in 1968, the Security Six was the original model of a new ‘Six Series’ and marked Sturm Rugers first attempt to enter the double-action revolver market, previously the company had produced Colt Peacemaker style single action revolvers. The Service Six was the model intended for law enforcement use primarily.

The ‘Six Series’ line enjoyed sales success because of their basic features, solid construction, and competitive pricing. Various models were issued to US Government Agencies as diverse as the former Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Postal Service, Border Patrol and numerous police agencies.

The Service Six and its derivatives also became the standard issue service weapons of a large number of police departments, in addition many were exported overseas. While Rugers ‘Six Series’ line has been out of production since 1988, a total of over 1.5 million revolvers were produced and they remain well-liked, as well as highly sought after in the second-hand market.

The Ruger GP-100 replaced the Service Six in the Ruger product line.

Helpful Info

Regarding dates and period correctness, this item is appropriate for US Police and Government Agencies from 1968 onwards.

Foxtrot example shown here is a Ruger Service Six revolver, chambered in .357 magnum, it has a 2.5” barrel, is fitted with Pachmyer custom grips and is in a blued finish.

Film Set Notes

An added bonus with revolvers is the option of blanks loaded with black powder that gives a slower burn than smokeless loads, resulting in a bright muzzle flash, accompanied by an amount of smoke, a dramatic effect.

A revolver also has some of the most distinctive loading sounds when cylinder is snapped closed or the hammer cocked. Worth the trouble of getting some good close miked wild tracks of these sounds – it is good ‘punctuation’ in a drama soundscape.