The mechanism of the RIGER* YEW MODEL SINGLE SIX* differs significantly from that of any other single action revolver. The information and instructions which follow apply only to the New Model Single Six* revolver.
The RVGER* !%EW MODEL HISLEY revolver has many of the features of the New Model Single Six revolvers with certain important differences, such as the hammer, trigger and grip frame.
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.
*In this manual the words SINGLE SIX refer to the YEW MODEL SINGLE SIX. !MEW MODEL SI PER SINGLE SIX. and RIGER
HISIJiv Revolvers in calibers .22I.R, .22 WMK, and .32 H&K magnum which all utilize the same Ruger New Model mechanism.
The gate (loading gate) can be opened only when the hammer and trigger arc fully forward. Opening the gate immobilizes the trigger, hammer, and transfer bar. When the gate is opened the cylinder is unlatchcd and can he 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."
OWNERS OF ALL "OLD MODEL" (PRE-1973) RIJGER SINGLE ACTION REVOLVERS, INCLUDING BEARCATS WITH SERIAL NUMBERS BELOW 93-00000, SHOULD WRITE FOR DETAILS CONCERNING OUR FREE SAFETY CONVERSION. WHICH CAN HELP PREVENT ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY A BLOW TO THE HAMMER IF THE USER HAS FAILED TO TAKE THE BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTION OF KEEPING AN EMPTY CHAMBER UNDER THE HAMMER. See Page 23.
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