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Old September 17, 2012, 05:58 PM   #1026
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Another forum member just told me 'bout those AbitNutz.They look good and so does the price.
I was quoted a price by Ruger for the factory cylinder by one rep on the phone in my first call and then the rep on the phone for my 2nd call said...."the techs will go over the gun and call you with the price".
If things go awry with Ruger i think that Classicbalistx may be the route i'll go.
Or not.......
I have a 7.5" stainless ROA and it's cylinder drops right into this 5.5" 'er.
I can only shoot one gun at a time. Unless....
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Old September 17, 2012, 09:29 PM   #1027
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That is a beauty, Jim. I had a local pawn shop try to sell me one that was identical to that one, except for the box, nipple wrench, and manual being missing, and not having the conversion cylinder. Plus, it was VERY obviously used. Very noticeable drag line on the cyl. BP fouling in chambers. Bore Butter residue from lubed felt wads in the barrel.
They had the nerve to tell me that it didn't appear to have been shot at all.
THEN, they had the balls to tell me I could have it for $900.00.
I let them keep it. Didn't want it that badly. I could just about get 2 brand new Blackhawks for that.
I ended up buying a Blackhawk and a Single Six, from two other stores, for a lot less than that.

$350-you made out like a bandit. I bet those bills got scorch marks from you whipping them out of yer wallet so fast.
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Old September 17, 2012, 10:21 PM   #1028
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I didn't like the fit of the grips to my hand when I got mine (post #773) so after a couple false starts (i.e. I screwed them up) I finally made a set of grips that fit my arthritic hand. A little thicker than factory but feel pretty comfortable for me. An oil finish so the scratches in the future will be easy to take care of. Wood used was padauk.
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Old September 17, 2012, 11:39 PM   #1029
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That is a beauty, Jim. I had a local pawn shop try to sell me one that was identical to that one, except for the box, nipple wrench, and manual being missing, and not having the conversion cylinder. Plus, it was VERY obviously used. Very noticeable drag line on the cyl. BP fouling in chambers. Bore Butter residue from lubed felt wads in the barrel.
They had the nerve to tell me that it didn't appear to have been shot at all.
THEN, they had the balls to tell me I could have it for $900.00.
I let them keep it. Didn't want it that badly. I could just about get 2 brand new Blackhawks for that.
I ended up buying a Blackhawk and a Single Six, from two other stores, for a lot less than that.

$350-you made out like a bandit. I bet those bills got scorch marks from you whipping them out of yer wallet so fast.
The mentality in some pawn shops Jaymo.....well.....i better not let myself go there.

In reality, at least in my mind. i paid a fair price.I just cannot justify those high prices that people are askin, and payin for these.I'm not done payin yet tho. I still have to pay Ruger for the cylinder and anything they find wrong with the gun.It does have a bit of a hammer issue but nothin to prevent it from workin and workin safely, but, we'll see.
But, as J-Bar said, in the end i'll have a good ROA with an R&D for the price of an ROA alone.
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Old September 22, 2012, 08:40 AM   #1030
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A Brit in France who just loves ROA's... (and other BP revolvers!)

Hello ROA friends across the pond. I attach a photo of my current 3 ROA's. They're quite standard, respected and used.
I have owned about 30 ROA's, but never more than three or four at a time. The most beautiful, or unused, examples have always been sold to friends and acquaintances... but I keep looking.
Although I have a varied collection of European firearms, BP revolvers are my pleasure, the ROA in particular.
Best wishes to you all from Normandie, France.
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Old September 22, 2012, 10:40 AM   #1031
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Hello Calvados and welcome to the club and the forum.
I never realized there were differences in the ROA's like you have pointed out.
Thanx for that info. I'll have to compare some of mine to see what they are.
It is great to have and meet ROA and C&B enthusiasts from every where around the globe.
Hope you decide to stick around and join the fray of 'sooters'.
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Old September 22, 2012, 09:56 PM   #1032
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Heads UP!
There is a Factory ROA percussion cylinder with a buy it now price of $220 on Ebay for anyone who wants/needs one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RUGER-OLD-AR...item2322a59820
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Old September 23, 2012, 12:32 AM   #1033
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Sheeewwww.
That bugger's expensive
But i spose if ya reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally needed it.
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Old September 27, 2012, 11:01 AM   #1034
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SOLD. I'm going to have to let her go....see my post in the for sale section.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=678908


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Old September 27, 2012, 05:04 PM   #1035
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Sorry fellas...I guess I've been slacking off. I haven't been on the forum in a month as I had an unrelated project taking all my bandwidth. Anyhow, here are the updates.


ROA Club Members:

01. ClemBert 02. Eights 03. kanook 04. kwhi43@kc.rr.com 05. mykeal
06. adaptandovercome 07. 461 08. junkman_01 09. lonewolf5347 10. rcflint
11. MCgunner 12.madcratebuilder 13. AbitNutz 14. eastbank 15. robert garner
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
41. martindl99 42. Vermonter 43. wasatch 44. fogg64 45. BConklin
46. Howdy Doody 47. bushrod2 48. rdstrain49 49. FirinFlatTop 50. rem1858
51. straight-shooter 52. edorfox 53. KevininPa 54. Ringo1234 55. pohill
56. The Don 57. jeepcoma 58. Dave Markowitz 59. Chazz 60. andrewstorm
61. Steel Wheels 62. Legionnaire 63. NineMilePete 64. 94RUGER 65. Acorn Mush
66. R.Ganister 67. Boom-stick 68. Buddy 69. Ghost Dog 70. BML
71. Cult of 1858 72. Jaymo 73. bigbore442001 74. Engineer Bill 75. azyogi
76. Dr. Leaky 77. Clermont 78. Indy4570 79. ozarkguy 80. Plastikosmd
81. mrdo1 82. bax504 83. Constrictor 84. BC Mosaic 85. clepidus
86. did 87. gunboat57 88. Malachi Leviticus Blue 89. Blue Hill 90. Power Keg
91. SUMIKITO 92. ChasMack 93. Larry Flett 94. RugerShawn 95. tdperry
96. Rettech 97. renoman 98. tk1971 99. Curator 100. Dan Carey
101. Old No7 102. Muddydogs 103. Oldnamvet 104. 6.5x55swedish 105. crazysccrmd
106. Jim, West PA 107. rodwha 108. Varmiter 109. Indian Outlaw 110. Patocazador
111. Fingers McGee 112. h0use 113. Huntingsaddles 114. GregP42 115. esims
116. Doak 117. BubbaGoose 118. FreddyKruger 119. Calvados

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Old September 27, 2012, 05:08 PM   #1036
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Just out of curiosity....once becoming a member of the ROA Club would you always be a member even if you sold your ROA? I wonder how many members we have listed who are in between ROAs right now.

I remember when I was in the local Corvette club we had Corvette-less members who did have a Corvette when they joined but sold it but were in the hunt for their next one.
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Old September 27, 2012, 05:16 PM   #1037
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Member 17... still have mine and added a few since then.
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Old September 27, 2012, 06:39 PM   #1038
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... I wonder how many members we have listed who are in between ROAs right now...
I've also been wondering something,
How many members started off say with a blued 7.5", adjustable sights and then decided it be nice to have another for two fisted shootin', then saw a SS version and had to have that one, then realized they needed a 5.5" with fixed sights, but what's a 5.5" with fixed sights without a 7.5" with fixed sights as well? Then of course you always need to have at least 2 of each configuration to keep up with the two fisted shooting. You need a 200th year in stainless, and another blued, you gota have a brass grip frame, you need aluminum and steel grip frames to compare, you need a few new in box unfired specimens to set aside since they're no longer being produced. You need some customized pieces as well. I wonder how many members have ROA OCD, and will never stop buying ROA's and never plan to let go of a single one.

It would be interesting to know which direction is more common among the members. To get out of ROA's permanently or temporarily, or to dive in so deep you're lost in your ROA's forever. I guess it's possible there is actually someone who bought 1 ROA liked it, and kept it, and was satisfied. The End.
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Old September 27, 2012, 06:41 PM   #1039
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#106
I've added 3 more since joinin.
So far.
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Old September 27, 2012, 06:55 PM   #1040
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I've also been wondering something,
How many members started off say with a blued 7.5", adjustable sights and then decided it be nice to have another for two fisted shootin',
....ME !
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then saw a SS version and had to have that one,
.....ME
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then realized they needed a 5.5" with fixed sights,
.....ME
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but what's a 5.5" with fixed sights without a 7.5" with fixed sights as well?
.....VERY GOOD POINT !
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Then of course you always need to have at least 2 of each configuration to keep up with the two fisted shooting.
..... Mmmm..braces
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You need a 200th year in stainless,
.....YEP
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and another blued,
.....GOT ONE.
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you gota have a brass grip frame,
.....THAT WAS MY FIRST ONE.
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you need aluminum and steel grip frames to compare, you need a few new in box unfired specimens to set aside since they're no longer being produced.
......SOUNDS PERFECTLY LOGICAL.
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You need some customized pieces as well.
....... ABSOLUTELY !!!!
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I wonder how many members have ROA OCD, and will never stop buying ROA's and never plan to let go of a single one.
.....YOU TALKIN TO ME ??? LOL
It would be interesting to know which direction is more common among the members.
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To get out of ROA's permanently
.... OH THAT IS JUST SO WRONG !!!! or temporarily,
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or to dive in so deep you're lost in your ROA's forever.
....... BLISS !!!
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I guess it's possible there is actually someone who bought 1 ROA liked it, and kept it, and was satisfied.
...THEY'LL LEARN.

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The End.
..OR IS IT JUST THE BEGINING ?
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Old September 28, 2012, 02:05 PM   #1041
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Quote: "I guess it's possible there is actually someone who bought 1 ROA liked it, and kept it, and was satisfied."
I did, then I bought no more ROAs, would like to but a few 1858 NMAs came along. Then a Howdah. As much as I'd like a 5.5" a couple of double guns are next. 20 gauge and 50 cal. or maybe just build me that drieling I've always wanted.
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Old September 28, 2012, 04:34 PM   #1042
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No way I'll sell mine. I like it too much.
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Old September 28, 2012, 05:02 PM   #1043
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eastbank# 14,still have my three ROA,s. eastbank.
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Old September 29, 2012, 05:08 PM   #1044
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I treated "Brownie" to some new grips from gungripsupply.com.

The stock rosewood grips started looking bland.

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Old September 29, 2012, 05:30 PM   #1045
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Sweet! Just can't beat the beauty of history's most durable finish.
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Old September 29, 2012, 08:52 PM   #1046
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That indeed is a very beautiful six shooter Indian Outlaw.
Did you finish her yerself ?
Those grips make me wanna dig out my checkerin tools.
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Old September 29, 2012, 09:55 PM   #1047
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I finished her. It was a lot of work.

The checkering feels good. It doesn't bite the hand.

This is my favorite of all the guns I've owned.
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Old October 7, 2012, 02:47 PM   #1048
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Here's mine.
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Old October 8, 2012, 12:14 PM   #1049
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ROA Club Members:

01. ClemBert 02. Eights 03. kanook 04. kwhi43@kc.rr.com 05. mykeal
06. adaptandovercome 07. 461 08. junkman_01 09. lonewolf5347 10. rcflint
11. MCgunner 12.madcratebuilder 13. AbitNutz 14. eastbank 15. robert garner
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
41. martindl99 42. Vermonter 43. wasatch 44. fogg64 45. BConklin
46. Howdy Doody 47. bushrod2 48. rdstrain49 49. FirinFlatTop 50. rem1858
51. straight-shooter 52. edorfox 53. KevininPa 54. Ringo1234 55. pohill
56. The Don 57. jeepcoma 58. Dave Markowitz 59. Chazz 60. andrewstorm
61. Steel Wheels 62. Legionnaire 63. NineMilePete 64. 94RUGER 65. Acorn Mush
66. R.Ganister 67. Boom-stick 68. Buddy 69. Ghost Dog 70. BML
71. Cult of 1858 72. Jaymo 73. bigbore442001 74. Engineer Bill 75. azyogi
76. Dr. Leaky 77. Clermont 78. Indy4570 79. ozarkguy 80. Plastikosmd
81. mrdo1 82. bax504 83. Constrictor 84. BC Mosaic 85. clepidus
86. did 87. gunboat57 88. Malachi Leviticus Blue 89. Blue Hill 90. Power Keg
91. SUMIKITO 92. ChasMack 93. Larry Flett 94. RugerShawn 95. tdperry
96. Rettech 97. renoman 98. tk1971 99. Curator 100. Dan Carey
101. Old No7 102. Muddydogs 103. Oldnamvet 104. 6.5x55swedish 105. crazysccrmd
106. Jim, West PA 107. rodwha 108. Varmiter 109. Indian Outlaw 110. Patocazador
111. Fingers McGee 112. h0use 113. Huntingsaddles 114. GregP42 115. esims
116. Doak 117. BubbaGoose 118. FreddyKruger 119. Calvados 120. ruger357

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Old October 8, 2012, 05:22 PM   #1050
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