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

  1. Yamavira

    Yamavira Well-Known Member

    ROA Timing

    For background refer to posts #1103-1110 regarding the cylinder fitted to my ROA.
    After firing it for several months I have come to the conclusion that the replacement cylinder is not correctly timed causing minute particles of very hot lead being "spat" out of the side cylinder/cone gap.
    I shall be visiting Bob Dunkley to determine the fix but would be interested in comments from THR members.
    I would be particularly interested to know if the problem is "fixable". Knowing that there are no replacement parts in the market place for the ROA. Would not like to condemn it to being a book end. Enjoy shooting it.

  2. J-Bar

    J-Bar Well-Known Member

    Use that replacement cylinder as a pencil holder.

    Watch the gun auction sites for a factory original percussion cylinder. They are advertised occasionally. It will be cheaper in the long run.

    You could buy a whole ROA for what you could invest in getting that thing to work properly. I assume English laws still permit you to purchase a percussion revolver?
  3. gifford

    gifford Well-Known Member

    ROA club submittal


    Here is my Ruger Old Army. It is a 1977 vintage that I was able to purchase from a friend about a year ago. It's in overall good shape with only one nipple rounded. So far I've just loaded five chambers and it shoots just fine that way.

    The photo itself was a collaborative effort of the FOML Club photographer and my good friend and shooting mentor Phil, both of whom are technologically more advanced than I am.
  4. J-Bar

    J-Bar Well-Known Member

    That ROA wears its age with grace and dignity. Congratulations on a fine acquisition.
  5. ClemBert

    ClemBert Well-Known Member

    ROA Club Members:

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    06. adaptandovercome 07. 461 08. junkman_01 09. lonewolf5347 10. rcflint
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    16. philuk44 17. HUnter58 18. arcticap 19. BullRunBear 20. theotherwaldo
    21. SC Slowhand 22. Prairie Dawg 23. wittzo 24. Tallbald 25. Smokin_Gun
    26. OB One 27. jungle 28. plumbernater 29. daveinvegas 30. JanZ
    31. George Mabry 32. Benmathes 33. Loosenock 34. higene 35. Rock Island
    36. Erich 37. robhof 38. J-Bar 39. Nomad, 2nd 40. TAURUSBOB
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    46. Howdy Doody 47. bushrod2 48. rdstrain49 49. FirinFlatTop 50. rem1858
    51. straight-shooter 52. edorfox 53. KevininPa 54. Ringo1234 55. pohill
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    171. Head Space 172. mbpennin 173. blfuller 174. gifford

    Welcome gifford! :D Nice pic!
  6. eddie56

    eddie56 Member

    I have an Ruger Old Army I would like to sell.The problem is I dont know what it is worth.So I came here for your help.First off it is in bad condition.The forcing cone is badly pitted and the barrel as well.The cylinder has lite pitting.The original grips are gone.It has a conversion cylinder that has not seen much use.I have pics but they dont show the damage well.If you need pics I will have to add them later.If any one has an idea of its value please let me know I need money soon.I may not be able to get to a computer to answer you for a couple days.Thanks for any help you may have.
  7. Patocazador

    Patocazador Well-Known Member

    The conversion cylinder may be worth more than the gun if it's like you say.
  8. J-Bar

    J-Bar Well-Known Member

    Sell the gun with it's original cylinder as a parts gun, since parts are no longer available from Ruger. At $200 or so it should sell quickly. Sell the conversion cylinder separately for 2/3 of the price of a new one, and I bet it will move quickly also.

    Good luck.
  9. eddie56

    eddie56 Member

    Thanks gies.That is what I had in mind.The barrel is a mess but the other parts are in good shape.The trigger is the best part of this pistol.Thanks again.
  10. BullSlinger

    BullSlinger Well-Known Member

    Attached Files:

  11. Tallbald

    Tallbald Well-Known Member

    OK. A happy story of an Old Army coming back home. Will try to keep it shorter than I posted on another fine forum. Back in early spring , my loving wife and I found ourselves in need of a little extra money to buy her insulin and pay car insurance. We live on retirement and a little savings, and she is in the "doughnut hole" on medicare paying toward her medicines. Despite her protests, I put up one of my three stainless ROA's. This one was a pre-billboard 1978ish beauty I had given a high polish to remove years of tiny scratches. It sold quickly on consignment at a LGS, and the $500 it brought helped a lot.
    Monday of this week my wife and I visited the LGS again to browse and say hello. In the case was a beautifully polished ROA stainless that I asked to see, and sure enough it was my old gun. The tag was $515 plus tax, and although my loving wife said "Don buy it back!" I declined, even though we have since payed off a hospital bill and built up some savings. She urged me again at home, so I caved in and called to offer $500 out the door and it was accepted. The beautiful thing is that the fella who bought my ROA, enjoyed it and traded it back in, had fitted the gun with a beautiful set of Altamont imitation ivory grips that some wonderfully talented artist had scrimshaw ornamented in a period motif. The "S" on the grip is also my initial. The gun also has its original walnut Ruger grips from 78 I sold it with and with the gun came a rather basic hand made made holster.
    So happy to have the ROA back. My wife says the "S" on the scrimshaw grips means this whole situation was meant to happen. Thanks for looking. Don

  12. Tallbald

    Tallbald Well-Known Member

    Anyone here have a photo of a bead front sighted ROA?

    I may have asked a similar question long ago, but am not sure. I wish the front sight on my ROA's was a drilled and tapped ramp like on Single Sixes. I could adapt any number of bead front sights from other guns to my ROA's. I guess I just need to keep brain storming. Thank you. Don
  13. Patocazador

    Patocazador Well-Known Member

    You came out ahead on that deal. Very odd that a dealer takes a "beating" on a gun. Extra grips, same amount of $$ but inflation has made the original $500 worth more in buying power. Big thumbs up!
  14. jannas1258

    jannas1258 Member

    Ruger old army club

    My ruger old army with african wild olive wood grips and holster I made.

    Attached Files:

  15. Tallbald

    Tallbald Well-Known Member

    Patocazodor I think the difference is that I sold on consignment giving him 10 percent of my selling price, but he took it back in on trade probably at some less than 90 percent of his selling price. Just my guess, but I doubt he simply traded money because the shop is a fair but strong business. Either way, I'm quite happy to have Larry back. I had named my three ROA's Moe, Larry and Curly. Don
  16. Patocazador

    Patocazador Well-Known Member

    How come Larry was curly-headed and Curly was bald? One of life's mysteries. ;)
  17. Tallbald

    Tallbald Well-Known Member

    I suppose for the same reason we park on the driveway and drive on the parkway. And have "Jumbo shrimp".
  18. toolslinger

    toolslinger Well-Known Member

    Jannas nice rig and grips. Tallbald congrats on getting your lost piece back.
  19. whughett

    whughett Well-Known Member

    Proof that the lord does smile on the righteous.
  20. jannas1258

    jannas1258 Member

    old army club

    Thanx toolslinger, would really like some stag grips but completely unavailable over here. I did manage to buy a very nice full flap holster from a gentleman in Ohio. Does anyone know of a source that would ship a 45LC converter cylinder to South Africa?

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