The local gun show rolled through again this weekend. Only a couple of Colts of any type were displayed. Very disappointing. However, in the last year one vendor way on the back wall with a few rifles and a couple of handguns has come through twice with guns that I took home. This time it was a Ruger light weight single six in the "tri-color" variation where the barrel frame and cylinder are all different materials and/or finishes resulting in the 3 color differences. The grip strap, frame and cylinder are aluminum with different finishes and the gun is only about 23 ounces. Made in 1956-1959 and this one still has the flat gate and unconverted. No extras came with it and I'm betting boxes are extra rare for this gun. I knew just a little about the gun, but as we all know with smart phones, I learned in minutes all about the gun, the rarity, and current value. His final price was much better than what I could find on GBroker sold items. I will post some photos when I get some for anyone interested later. It is in average condition for a used gun with thinning bluing and some worn edges, but no nicks or cracks or rust and the action is still on par with the Colt Scouts that also had aluminum parts. I'd give it a 90 percent, and I'm about 4.847 percent qualified to rate guns properly, for what it's worth. I try to stick with mint Colts and USFA's to take out that whole aspect. I believe a mint "Tri-color" with complete package would be large bills and really rare, but this used one fell in my lap, so I don't really know. If anyone has anything to share about this type of Single Six, I'm interested in finding out more.