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Old August 15, 2010, 10:12 AM   #51
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Slowhand, I went ahead and reserved you slot in the club but you still owe us your pics when it arrives. Besides, anyone with good taste in firearms in the state of SC must be a Clemson fan.


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Old August 15, 2010, 11:26 AM   #52
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Did you mention Clemson?

Thanks for the slot
As soon as I get her home, I'll polish her up and post a picture or two. I've always had an eye for a fine form, clean lines and character. The ROA is a great looking weapon, and will make a great addition to my collection.


Go Tigers...


I've been a Fan for a few years now.

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Old August 15, 2010, 06:14 PM   #53
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ClemBert,
Thanks for including me in such an illustrious group. Clearly these are individuals of taste and discernment.

Besides, it finally got me off my butt to learn how to post photos on the forum.

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Old August 15, 2010, 09:42 PM   #54
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SC Slowhand- Your seller is misinformed, there is no requirement in CA law that an Old Army go to an ffl. Lived there for many years and had to become very well informed on the gun laws.
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Old August 16, 2010, 12:37 AM   #55
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Helped Him Out?


I should be so lucky

My Seller in ********** got it straight so he gets his Money Order put in the mail in the morning for the 1st. Ruger Old Army.


Meanwhile, over at Gun Broker, I had bid on another Stainless but I let it go since I had won the first one. The third ROA I had bid on came in at a mere $493.00. So as soon as I find out how much S&H is going to be I'll get that off in the mail.

I also picked up a Pietta 1851 Colt Navy for $130.00, the owner had fired it a couple of times and put it away. So that one will be coming in the mail. I have a Uberti 1851 Colt Navy bought from Taylors, that will reign as a safe queen for awhile.

I do believe I'm going to call it quits for a while on buying any more new weapons until I get all these in house. Then I can clean them up, disassembled and do a little polishing or touch up as needed.

Who knows, I might actually get to shoot one of them, within the next week or two?
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Old August 16, 2010, 01:21 PM   #56
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Nice catch SC Slowhand, I didn't know I was bidding against you a few times on that ROA you just pictured.
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Old August 16, 2010, 02:04 PM   #57
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Maybe You Won After All?

Hunter 58

Thanks for being a good sport about it. I'd say I spent a bit more than I planned to. I'd set a limit of $500.00 on my bid, so you were close, depending on when you dropped out. Next week the ROAs may be going for a lot less but who knows? The kids are grown and it's just me and the two cats, so I get carried away sometimes with my hobbies. You could get one then perhaps, later at a better price. At which time I would of course congratulate you.

I'm out of it for awhile as far as bidding goes for a while. They do have an Original Colt Walker listed but... that's another thread. I'd love to have an original but...

Have a nice day.

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Old August 17, 2010, 12:34 AM   #58
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Sure would like to be in the club but too retarded to post a pic-

Great looking pistols all and thanks to Abitnutz for listing the work he had done-
Really like that fluted cylinder.
Is copying still flattering?
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Old August 19, 2010, 09:07 PM   #59
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I too want to join this fine group of American Made Blue Steel and wood ROA C&B revolver toten men.

I will have to wait to post any pictures, that is until my son or daughter actually takes the picture of my 2 old ROA revolvers and posts it here.

Thanks,

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Old August 19, 2010, 09:29 PM   #60
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The Power Custom billet stainless Colt grip frame just came in the mail this afternoon. It'll be 4 to 6 weeks before the gunsmith can get it in for fitting...but I'm patient. It's just as well as I'm in a total conundrum about the grips.

The picture just doesn't do it justice.

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Old August 19, 2010, 09:34 PM   #61
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AbitNutz,

Any chance you would be willing to go ahead and mount that on your ROA and take a few pics to show up how much and where the fitting needs to be done? I assume the tops of the rear mount flanges need to be ground down. Also, I assume the bottom mount area is a little too wide on both sides and has to be ground down. Just wondering how much grinding needs to be done and a picture is worth 1000 words.
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Old August 19, 2010, 09:39 PM   #62
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I have 6 ROAs.
Here's my two Buntlines:

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Old August 19, 2010, 09:56 PM   #63
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I thought about trying it out but the trigger slot is just way to narrow to allow the ROA's trigger through it.

I know how I am. If I take it apart "just to see" how it fits I'll end up taking a file to it and trying to do something I know I shouldn't.

Prairie Dawg....I had a metal polisher who does work on some of my cars take a whack at polishing up those cylinders. They came out looking better than the frame! So I had no choice but to have him touch that up a bit. BTW...those cylinder chambers hold a lot more powder than stock Rugers....and I'm just fine with that.

Of course, not much compares to your pair.
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Old August 19, 2010, 10:03 PM   #64
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AbitNutz, You are right....back away from the file! Can you put the new grip frame on there and just leave the trigger out. Pleeeeeze....I want to see how much fitting needs to be done.


Praire Dawg, Welcome to the forum and to the ROA Club. Wow, you joined March of 2008 and have made your first post. It was a good one though!!!

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Old August 20, 2010, 06:35 AM   #65
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AbitNutz,

Any chance you would be willing to go ahead and mount that on your ROA and take a few pics to show up how much and where the fitting needs to be done? I assume the tops of the rear mount flanges need to be ground down. Also, I assume the bottom mount area is a little too wide on both sides and has to be ground down. Just wondering how much grinding needs to be done and a picture is worth 1000 words.
You are correct on the areas that need fitting. Normally 1/32 to 1/16 extra metal. I mount the new grip, scribe a line, remove and use a disc/belt sander to fit to the line then finish by hand with a file, sand and polish.

The Power Custom is a easy one, I have two brass grip frames that I have to drill and counterbore all the screw holes, more involved.




Dawg, how long are those barrels? Nice rigs!
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Old August 20, 2010, 09:10 AM   #66
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Ok, I'm going shooting this weekend so when I get back and have to clean it I'll see what bolts to where and take a few pictures.

I'm really curious to see what difference, if any, the different cylinders have on accuracy.
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Old August 20, 2010, 10:46 AM   #67
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Dawg, those are beautiful.
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Old August 21, 2010, 02:08 AM   #68
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I have a stainless model for sale on another forum for $375: http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...-powder-pistol
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Old August 21, 2010, 02:46 AM   #69
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Just a quick snapshot of my Pietta Remington and my Ruger Old Army with their conversion cylinders.
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Old August 21, 2010, 08:17 AM   #70
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I have the shorty version of that SS Pietta 1858. I'm impressed overall with quality of it. The timing on it is PERFECT....the bolt drops in the cylinder slot exactly the same time the hammer is cocked back. Still, my ROAs are nicer but then again I paid twice the amount for each ROA versus the 1858. So there ya go....

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Old August 21, 2010, 09:51 AM   #71
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Those octagon barrels are just sweet. I really like the look of that with a full round cylinder. Not so sure how it would look with a fluted cylinder.

If my ROA 5-1/2" didn't shoot crazy accurate and on target with the fixed sight, I know I'd be paying Clement to put adjustable sights on it. Well, knowing me...I'll end up with one of his octagon barrels and adjustable sights at some point.
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Old August 21, 2010, 10:07 AM   #72
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What do we think about the birdshead grip style? I like it but am unsure. It looks significantly smaller.
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Old August 21, 2010, 12:45 PM   #73
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ROA in the House


The Mailman delivered today, the Montana ROA, the one from ********** hasn't made it yet. She's on a lay over in Utah , according to FedEx Tracking.

A Ruger Old Army, made in 1976. She's an Old War Horse but in great shape. The Pietta Replica of a 1851 Colt Navy Revolver, made in 2003, She's a New York Country Girl.

The Pietta was shot a few times and put away. She's in great shape. For a $142.00 It was a steal.

These are going to be the working girls in my collection. The ROA, looks great but could use a work out. I popped the cylinder out and took a quick peek. This thing is remarkable, either someone took great care of her or she was only fired a few times and put away. Being able to download the Owners Manual, in a PDF file from Rugers sure helps.

I'm off Sun and Mon so they have to get cleaned up then.

Still waiting on **********.

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Old August 21, 2010, 02:10 PM   #74
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If the Ruger's cylinders were as easy to swap out as the Remington's, it would be perfect. I wish I had sprung the extra $50 or so for adjustable sights on my Remington; it's nearly perfect. The edge goes to the Ruger for being so rock solid and having a captive loading lever that doesn't drop. When I break down and replace the spring on the load lever retainer, it might make the Remington as good as it gets with standard loads. I've had it for nearly 3 years now and haven't had any problems with it other than operator error and lack of trigger time lately.
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Old August 21, 2010, 10:45 PM   #75
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Please count me and my ROA's in the club.

I hope these pictures upload. Buffalo horn gripped one is a 2003 model ($350 OTD in 2006) and it's older brother is a 1993 issue ($385 OTD last fall). Both came with original box and papers, and took a nice high polish with lots of elbow grease, 1500 grit paper and Mother's Mag Polish. The older one with my homemade rosewood grips has a stainless grip extension for my big old hands. I machined and installed my own lanyard ring on my 2003 version from a stainless steel bolt and nickel plated d-ring (I do this for all my Ruger single actions). I'm in love with the ROA and only wish that in years past I had bought more. I keep looking. Thanks, Don.
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