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Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by ClemBert, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. aHFo3

    aHFo3 Well-Known Member

    Here's my submission to join the club
    It just returned from the factory for some repair. It was an abused, neglected, unloved revolver that needed a new home, and I'm happy to give it one. Thanks for creating this club, ClemBert, I've enjoyed reading the many posts while I was awaiting the return of my first Old Army.
  2. Onty

    Onty Well-Known Member

    No problem, just ask for H-48-10-.4560. The advantage of this method is extremely uniform dia. FYI, this bushing is 5/8" long. If the bullet is longer than .030", I would go for next size, H-48-12-.4560, this one is 3/4" long.
  3. snakeman

    snakeman Well-Known Member

    bothenook...I'm 26 my teeth are still short
  4. AbitNutz

    AbitNutz Well-Known Member

    I'm just a brief custodian of my collections. I just hope the next owner will appreciate them as much as I have.
  5. aHFo3

    aHFo3 Well-Known Member

    Snakeman, you have me by 10 years. I'm 36.
  6. white smoke

    white smoke Well-Known Member

    Unfired in the box ca1996 ROA

    Just came on the brown truck today. Found this on Phoenix Backpage. Most likely won't be unfired any more come Sunday morning.

    Attached Files:

  7. J-Bar

    J-Bar Well-Known Member

    Virginity is overrated.
  8. bothenook

    bothenook Well-Known Member

    I'm not being ironic when I say that makes me glad to hear. Out at our range, it's 15+ geezers to each youngster shooting the smokey stuff.

    SUMIKITO Well-Known Member

    Geezers and yangstas shootin' white smoke....

    Bothenook: The trick I do when that becomes apparent while at the range is during break time I look around for onlooking youngsters and ladies who might want to try and shoot my ROA's just for the fun of it. In no time they become most interested and proceed to tell their husbands and fathers [who are probably there just to shoot away by themselves anyway] that they want to shoot my pistols. The old fart [the father] nods 'OK' and they mill around me loading and shooting the ROA's with a bright gleem on their faces. After all is said and done, you can hear them prodding the guy that he SHOULD have one of those. That's how I introduce the smokestacks to the unknowing crowd of youngsters out there. I feel good knowing I have done 'my part'. It is now imbedded in them how nice it is to shoot a good cap and ball. I bet they never forget it. The rest is up to them and their folks to get them started. Try it sometimes. You'll come home feeling good. :)
  10. Lunie

    Lunie Well-Known Member

    You geezers need to quit holding out the good stuff on us! I had to come to BP on my own!
  11. bri1462

    bri1462 Member

    I'm short-ish of tooth...32... looks like there are a decent number of us here to learn from the old timers and keep passing it on!
  12. bothenook

    bothenook Well-Known Member

    unless there are only a couple of us out, I typically invite 3 or 4 or more folks to shoot anything i brought, be it C&B, caplock or flintlock dueling pistols, or any of the three .50 cal long guns. that's how I've infected a few new members to the order of BP shooters. wives and kids are good targets, because like you say, they go pester dad until he comes to figure out what the hell it is everyone is bugging him about
  13. woodnbow

    woodnbow Well-Known Member

    "I look around for onlooking youngsters and ladies who might want to try and shoot my ROA's just for the fun of it."

    I typically look for the ladies who might want to try them out...":evil:
  14. karlthev

    karlthev Active Member

    Still no word from Belt Mt and its been about a month since I ordered cylinder pins...


    SUMIKITO Well-Known Member

    The ROA as a nice 'ladies catcher'...........

    woodnbow: You are right on the nickel there. Try that with a Glock, 1911, or a 44/357 revolver. You ain't gonna score. Zilch! Unless they are gold-plated, those pistols are gonna drive them further down the firing line. Same old, same old to them. You unattached, unmarried guys out there, this tip works. How can you even open a conversation with one of those? [I have them all, by the way] The Old Army when belching smoke and going boom seems to encourage them ladies curiosity. Before you know it, you'ld have made a friend and who knows what follows after that. Of course, we ole' geezers already know that. .....Now where did I put my pill bottle.......? :)
  16. mntns2oceans

    mntns2oceans New Member

    New ROA owner

    Just won a really really nice SS ROA on gunbroker, still waiting for it to arrive in the mail. I'll post a pic as soon as it does. In the mean time, I've been searching for a holster. I've checked some older threads, but they are olderrrrrrr so I thought I'd check for more recent info. I've found a lot of holsters for single actions but do not want to drop a lot of money ordering one to find out it won't fit the Ruger. Who is everyone using for holsters now for the ROA? I am new to the ROA, but not to BP.
  17. wap41

    wap41 Well-Known Member

    If you want the real deal Bianchi made some just for ruger with the ruger emblem on the flap.They are excellant quality and marked on the back either ruger old army or ruger blackhawk will fit,a decent one runs about $100.find them on gunbroker or ebay.
  18. Patocazador

    Patocazador Well-Known Member

    I just bought some Hunter holsters that accommodate long barrels. They're cheap and work fine.
  19. woodnbow

    woodnbow Well-Known Member

    With decent care that holster will outlast the owner. Another option, you can have holsters made for less money than that. I'm looking into a Threepersons style, built for the 5.5" Blackhawk, it can be persuaded to fit the Old Army.

    SUMIKITO Well-Known Member

    Holsters for the Old Army........

    mntns2oceans: Like wap41 mentioned, if you can find an older Bianchi Old Army / older Blackhawk holster in good shape, than you are in luck. If you go nuts trying to find one of those in really good well taken care of condition then go to POST numbers 661,662,663,665,666,668,670,,673,675,678,and 681, right here on 'The Ruger Old Army Club' @THR. That pretty much covers your question on Ruger Old Army holsters. Some very fine superior quality ones are made by some of our highly skilled craftsman members right here. You simply can not go wrong with those rigs. Good luck on your quest. :)

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