Ruger Security Six Project (Pic heavy) - MP-Pistol Forum

Ruger Security Six Project (Pic heavy)

This is a discussion on Ruger Security Six Project (Pic heavy) within the Wheelguns forums, part of the Armory category; I acquired this gun from a friend of mine. It is my ONLY non S&W handgun. It had a rough life, sort of a junk ...


Go Back   MP-Pistol Forum > Armory > Wheelguns

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old August 3rd, 2014, 02:16 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
ginzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: North Port, FL.
Posts: 878
Ruger Security Six Project (Pic heavy)

I acquired this gun from a friend of mine. It is my ONLY non S&W handgun.

It had a rough life, sort of a junk yard dog. Spent most of its 32 years in a semi. My guess would be jammed between the bulkhead and the bunk for quick access. It has been abused, but not fired much. Everything is tight as new.

Here are some pics from just after I started, to finish. My only regret is I didn't take a picture before I started, only after I got rolling. Started about the 1st week in April, and just finished officially this morning. A little time here and there.

I have no experience with refinishing, but what the heck, I gave it a try. I figured, if I couldn't make it look pretty, it still would shoot like h*ll!!!

I won't post many pics, (to save room here) but I think if you click on a picture, it will take you to photo bucket and you can see the total progress. All my pictures are public.

Thanks for checking it out.

Chuck






ginzo is offline  
Old August 3rd, 2014, 08:06 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Jet Setter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: PRK
Posts: 689
Looks incredible. Nice work.
Jet Setter is offline  
Old August 3rd, 2014, 09:33 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
owinchell's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,321
You did a great job...... it looks great. Thanks for sharing the photos.
owinchell is offline  
 
Old August 4th, 2014, 01:52 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 254
Looks like you "saved" a gun well worth saving.

Looks nice. Now, have you shot it yet?

And, ain't it cool how those things come apart? It's so simple/easy compared to the S&W revolvers. I used to take mine apart to dry it/lube after every fishing trip (it usually got wet).

Range trip pictures next....
M1A4ME is offline  
Old August 4th, 2014, 06:19 AM   #5
Member
 
GTownGeorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Germantown, TN
Posts: 305
What finish did you use? Very nice job on a NOW very nice gun.
GTownGeorge is offline  
Old August 4th, 2014, 10:21 AM   #6
Member
 
warbird1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Heart of Dixie
Posts: 483
Great job. I am also interested in the details.
warbird1 is offline  
Old August 4th, 2014, 11:17 AM   #7
Member
 
Maggs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 114
Looks great! Good job Chuck
Maggs is online now  
Old August 4th, 2014, 12:24 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Keeter1911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,217
Great work!
Keeter1911 is offline  
Old August 4th, 2014, 12:28 PM   #9
Member
 
Token's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Just east of the Canadian Rockies
Posts: 271
My first CF handgun was a 6" Security 6 in stainless. It got burgled from my home in the late '70's....it was a great gun and I wish I still had it. I have two S&W .357s now and don't need another, but...

Great job refinishing on yours...enjoy!
Token is offline  
Old August 4th, 2014, 04:46 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Bill in Tx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,378
Wow! Really nice work!
Bill in Tx is offline  
Old August 4th, 2014, 11:27 PM   #11
Member
 
mprinceo24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 177
For no experience that's bad ass! Great job!
mprinceo24 is offline  
Old August 5th, 2014, 04:32 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
ginzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: North Port, FL.
Posts: 878
To all: I'm humbled by the responses. As a fairly new handgun/cc holder, I really respect and pay attention to the "established members" and greedily use their expertise. This is my 2nd "project". The 1st was a Colt 1911 that basically had a frozen barrel bushing. Non the less it was a challenge, to remove and machine to the proper parameters. That being said, I will try to generally answer some questions with out making this a book. If you have any further Q's be as specific as you can and I will tell my story.

Sorry this is so long winded. (I'm a proud papa)!


T.Y

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jet Setter View Post
Looks incredible. Nice work.
T.Y

Quote:
Originally Posted by owinchell View Post
You did a great job...... it looks great. Thanks for sharing the photos.
I have not shot it yet (ever). I have to sight it in as the rear sight is adjustable and I removed it. So I'm lost with the whole .357 or .38 sp. (+P) what do I use to sight it in. If I carry, I will probably go .357 mag. But at the range it would probably be .38 of some kind. Any help would be appreciated. It is amazing how easy they come apart, but yet it feels so solid.

Quote:
Originally Posted by M1A4ME View Post
Looks like you "saved" a gun well worth saving.

Looks nice. Now, have you shot it yet?

And, ain't it cool how those things come apart? It's so simple/easy compared to the S&W revolvers. I used to take mine apart to dry it/lube after every fishing trip (it usually got wet).

Range trip pictures next....
Believe it or not Casey-Birchwood cold blue kit for like $20.00 Thank you, it is a very nice gun now.

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTownGeorge View Post
What finish did you use? Very nice job on a NOW very nice gun.
Readers digest details: Barrel was worse damage. (No picture before I started)
I have jewelers files (0,2,4,6) (I don't know why). I started with these and worked up to emery/crocus type cloth. Used wet with wd-40. I think 120, 180, and like 240. Then went to wet/dry paper, 300, 600, 1200. I made some dumb fumbly type errors, like not realizing the steel has a "grain" so to speak, so I had file marks in every direction I thought I would never get out. But once the rough work was done, I went over everything again in the grain direction and smoothed out nicely. Could not get out all pitting, but the gun has "Character". Watched some videos on cold bluing, followed the instructions included in the kit (to a tee), and BAM Now you see it. It's not a factory finish, but I'm stunned at the results. The only thing I figured out on my own was, if I used 0000 steel wool between the coats of bluing, it made it more uniform and less splotchy as I guess metal 32 years old has pores, some more open than others. Any other questions, if you are specific I can answer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by warbird1 View Post
Great job. I am also interested in the details.
Thanks, G.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maggs View Post
Looks great! Good job Chuck
Thank you Sir, I'm honored.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Keeter1911 View Post
Great work!
This Ruger is growing on me FAST......

Quote:
Originally Posted by Token View Post
My first CF handgun was a 6" Security 6 in stainless. It got burgled from my home in the late '70's....it was a great gun and I wish I still had it. I have two S&W .357s now and don't need another, but...

Great job refinishing on yours...enjoy!
Honored also, Bill. T.Y.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill in Tx View Post
Wow! Really nice work!
Thanks mprinceo24. Confucius say, "even a blind chicken gets some seed sometimes". I'm pretty mechanical, but it was purely luck.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mprinceo24 View Post
For no experience that's bad ass! Great job!

Last edited by ginzo; August 5th, 2014 at 04:36 PM.
ginzo is offline  
Old August 9th, 2014, 10:20 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
ginzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: North Port, FL.
Posts: 878
Range report coming soon. I removed the rear adjustable sight for the job and now I will sight it back in. Found Blazer 158gr. JHP in .357 mag today.
ginzo is offline  
Old August 27th, 2014, 06:20 PM   #14
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Western NC
Posts: 2
I think it looks great.
usmc66 is offline  
Old August 28th, 2014, 02:28 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
ginzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: North Port, FL.
Posts: 878
Thanks, I can't stop thinking about it. I'm trying to find a leather holster for it. This gun screams leather. All my others are Kydex.

Quote:
Originally Posted by usmc66 View Post
I think it looks great.
ginzo is offline  
Reply

  MP-Pistol Forum > Armory > Wheelguns


Search tags for this page

pic of heavy pistol

,
ruger security six forum
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pictures of new guns (Pic Heavy) lightningfront MP Pictures 10 October 30th, 2011 11:12 AM
Where can I get a heavy trigger spring? Iram MP Gunsmithing 10 January 3rd, 2011 05:01 PM
Customized M&P9-CT and M&P9c ~pic heavy~ postban MP Talk 19 June 11th, 2010 03:36 AM
Too heavy striker springs on 45 M&Ps DS504 MP Gunsmithing 0 February 20th, 2008 10:07 PM



Powered by vBulletin 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006-2012 MP-Pistol. All rights reserved.
MP-Pistol is a M&P pistol enthusiast forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. of Springfield, MA.