The Ruger Speed-Six is the result of imaginative designing and modern production techniques, a handsome, rugged holster revolver-compact in the overall, yet massive enough to properly be designated as a heavy duty revolver for the rigors of police and military service. The Speed Six is a solid-frame double-action revolver with side-swing cylinder and simultaneous ejection. Part of the Security Six line, the Speed Six has a round butt frame and fixed sights. Among other desirable features of the Speed Six is that it can be disassembled easily for cleaning and lubrication without use of special tools. Unlike most other handguns, the frame, crane, hammer, trigger, trigger guard, and several smaller parts of the Speed Six are produced from chrome-molybdenum steel investment castings. The barrel is a machined forging and the cylinder, which rotates to the left, is machined from bar stock. All springs are of a durable coil type and the frame is not fitted with a sideplate, a change which adds strength. This revolver's wood and metal are in good condition and its bore is in very good condition.