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Old 02-17-2021, 07:28 PM
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It seems like you could load 38 special loads for any of the six's in 38 special like a S&W 38/44 load, AKA the heavy duty load.

The only difference between the .38 special Sixes and the .357 Sixes is the depth of the chambers. The .38s were built for the PDs and the security companies that limited their officers to .38 special only.
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The 38s are less pricey.
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The 38s are less pricey.
Unless the seller knows they're a little scarce compared to the 357s and more desirable to many collectors!
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So I'm torn. A guy has a Police Service Six with 2 3/4inch barrel. He also has a Speed Six that is a rare USPS with 3inch barrel. Both with boxes and papers. The USPS Speed Six has some cosmetic blemishes, but both are good mechanically. It would cost me about $1800 for the pair, but I don't have that kind of funds at this point. Any thoughts if I could get enough for the USPS Speed Six to make getting them to keep the Service Six worth while?
In my world, that's way too much money unless both are new in box.

Not counting pandemic or panic pricing, some would argue that the USPS Speed Six is worth about $750 if in MINT condition with no box. The Service Six is a pretty common variation unless its something odd like 9mm.
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It seems like you could load 38 special loads for any of the six's in 38 special like a S&W 38/44 load, AKA the heavy duty load.
Easily; As I understand it the ONLY difference between the .357 and .38 Spl Six Series is the depth of the chambers.
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I went out looking for a used S&W Model 10 HB a couple years back. All they had were 4" pencil barreled ones. I took one last look in the case before making my final choice and spotted this Police Service Six hiding in the back. It followed me home. It had been ridden hard and put away wet, dropped a couple times on the concrete but everything passed the function test. She sure cleaned up well.

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This is my only speed six.The letter Ruger sent said it is designated as a Model
GS-83NYCPD chambered in .38 special. Also stated is was manufactured for the
New York City Police Dept., however due to an over run, it was sold to a Ruger Distributor.
Regards , Ed......

Note: Forgot to mention there is a star stamped in the Yoke of the revolver and also a Star is on the shipping box next to serial #
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