Without further investigation, I won't dispute your conclusion but why would a transfer bar make any difference?...
... Exceptions to this rule include most Ruger semiautomatic rim-fires, and even the Ruger rim-fire revolvers equipped with a transfer bar between the hammer and the firing pin.
Don't know why that is, Mike, but directly from Ruger's "New Model" Convertible Six manual:Without further investigation, I won't dispute your conclusion but why would a transfer bar make any difference?
DRY-FIRING: Going through the actions of cocking, aiming, and pulling the trigger of an unloaded gun is known as “Dry Firing.” It can be useful to learn the “feel” of your revolver. Be certain the revolver is unloaded and that the gun is pointing in a safe direction even when practicing by dry-firing. The Ruger®new model single-action revolvers can be dry-fired without damage to the firing pin or other components.
It doesn't. You may be correct. However the previous "Old Model" manual does not address dry fire, and there are numerous reports of dry fire cylinder damage on those that have not had the conversion to the transfer bar. As such, I thought I was making a pretty valid assumption.I think you're reading something into it that's not there. Where does it say that it's the transfer bar that allows it?
U.E. : I don't know, I don't have either of those Rugers to look at. But I suspect that if there is any difference between them regarding susceptibility to damage from dry-firing, it's probably found in the design of the firing pin or in the rim counterbores of the cylinder.I... As such, I thought I was making a pretty valid assumption.
Was I wrong to do so?