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Old November 22, 2012, 11:35 AM   #1101
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Probably one of these: http://howelloldwestconversions.com/

Aftermarket nipples: Treso part number 11-50-12, thread size 12x28. Available from many sutlers.

Track of the Wolf catalog number PRA-A: currently out of stock, but stainless steel version PRA-S is in stock: http://www.trackofthewolf.com/List/Item.aspx/807/2

ROA grips are not generally available, but Ruger Blackhawk grips will fit.
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Old November 22, 2012, 11:41 AM   #1102
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"Spares for the ROA are few & far between. Is there a company which makes/sells nipples for the original black powder cylinder.
Can wooden grips stil be bought for the revolver. Who markets them."


Several companies market Treso brand nipples for the ROA, and they give better ignition than the factory originals.

http://www.possibleshop.com/s-s-nipples-cb.html

You might also consider "Slix-Shot Nipples" which are a new design.

http://longhunt.com/storelh/index.ph...product_id=267

Any grip that fits the old model Vaquero or Ruger Blackhawk (not the Super Blackhawk) should fit the ROA. Do a search for Vaquero grips and indulge yourself. If you like custom elk antler grips, this fellow does nice work:

http://www.grashornsgunworks.com/index.html

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Old November 22, 2012, 11:55 AM   #1103
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I have recently bought a ROA which has been fitted with a modified cylinder enabling nitro powder & shotgun primers to be used.
To load the cylinder is removed from the frame. then the back of the cylinder, with 6 firing pins, is removed. Shotgun primers are inserted into the back of the cylinder, the plate replaced & the cylinder refitted into the frame. A small quantity of nitro powder is added to each chamber & a ball or lead RN bullet seated on top of the powder. Works well.
I have 3 questions.
I know that this modified cylinder was manufactured on the USA & then imported into the UK. Can anyone suggest which USA company could have manufactured these cylinders.
The only company that I ever heard of that makes C&B nitro conversions is the British company Westlake Engineering.
Does thier nitro conversion look the same as yours?

http://westlakeengineering.com/4640/4694.html

http://westlakeengineering.com/

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Old November 22, 2012, 12:10 PM   #1104
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The only company that I ever heard of that makes C&B nitro conversions is the British company Westlake Engineering.
Does thier nitro conversion look the same as yours?

http://westlakeengineering.com/4640/4694.html

http://westlakeengineering.com/
That West Lake model must be what you have. I am unaware of any aftermarket cylinder available here that uses shotgun primers. The photo showing the disassembled cylinder didn't look like there was a place for an additional primer. Yamavira, can you send a photo showing the primers in place in the disassembled cylinder?
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Old November 22, 2012, 12:11 PM   #1105
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I had a chance to look at one of those conversions a while back when I was in Europe. They are beautifully made and horribly expensive. I would have bought one but I would have had to wait for it to be made and then shipped. They're almost impossible to import.
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Old November 22, 2012, 03:51 PM   #1106
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Yeah, like one English pound is 1.6 dollars or so, That makes a 500 pound (currency of course) conversion cylinder worth $800.

Makes my two Kirst cylinders look like a bargain!!
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Old November 23, 2012, 09:43 AM   #1107
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ROA

Hi Guys
Thank you for the replies & useful info.
Having contacted both A. Westlake & R. Kershaw I know that they did NOT make this particular cylinder. The cylinder was made in the USA for Bob Dunkley & then imported into the UK.
We have the same problem in reverse with the price of goods. First thing an importer does with goods from the USA is change dollars straight into pounds sterling. Then he adds on his import costs etc. So anything from the USA costs "an arm & a leg" here in the UK.

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Old November 23, 2012, 11:48 AM   #1108
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As the owner of an original 1999 Mini with a Garrett GT2860RS turbocharged Honda JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) B18C Type-R engine. I will not divulge how much I paid for the Mini here in the states. I bet I could have bought three in Britain, thrown two away and still paid less. Of course, I doubt a 1500 lb Mini with 300 hp at the wheels would have passed MOT and if it did, would not be able to get it insured.

One of the advantages of living in the states is playing one state's laws against another. I would never have been able to register this car in Ohio but you could register a space shuttle in Georgia...and once you have plates in one state, then other states usually leave you alone. The laws in this federation are not universal.

Imagine being arrested in London and having to be legally extradited to Liverpool.

I know, way off topic.
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Old November 23, 2012, 12:40 PM   #1109
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The cylinder was made in the USA for Bob Dunkley & then imported into the UK.
Have you tried to contact Bob Dunkley to ask about the origin of the cylinder?
A Google search shows a UK gun shop having that name.
Perhaps the conversion was custom made for Bob Dunkley by a U.S. individual or company and not mass produced or marketed to the general public here.

http://www.bobdunkley.com/

http://www.bdfirearmsmiddlesbrough.co.uk/

http://www.bdfirearms.piczo.com/?cr=6
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Old November 23, 2012, 09:22 PM   #1110
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Hi from the UK
I have recently bought a ROA which has been fitted with a modified cylinder enabling nitro powder & shotgun primers to be used.
To load the cylinder is removed from the frame. then the back of the cylinder, with 6 firing pins, is removed. Shotgun primers are inserted into the back of the cylinder, the plate replaced & the cylinder refitted into the frame. A small quantity of nitro powder is added to each chamber & a ball or lead RN bullet seated on top of the powder. Works well.
I have 3 questions.
I know that this modified cylinder was manufactured on the USA & then imported into the UK. Can anyone suggest which USA company could have manufactured these cylinders...

Cheers
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Looks like I was on right track.



From http://bdfirearms.piczo.com/blackpow...linkvar=000044 , click on BLACK POWDER,NITRO

I tried to convince few manufacturers of those ROA conversion cylinders for 45 Colt cartridge, to make muzzle loading version for 209 shot shell primers, but no luck.

If you find manufacturer of ROA cylinders that could be used with 209 primers, please let us know. If there is sufficient interest, I can start group buy (GB) on castboolits.
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Old November 24, 2012, 05:37 AM   #1111
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Now isn't this an odd scenario; gun gear that is manufactured in England that we can't get in the USA.
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Old November 24, 2012, 02:25 PM   #1112
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Loading a primed cylinder with an open firing pin seems to violate all the basic rules of safety, or is it just me???
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Old November 24, 2012, 04:15 PM   #1113
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Loading a primed cylinder with an open firing pin seems to violate all the basic rules of safety, or is it just me???
I was thinking a similar thing but lets hope that there is a smaller flash hole than what it looks like and it can be loaded before being primed.
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Old November 25, 2012, 03:43 AM   #1114
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Loading a primed cylinder with an open firing pin seems to violate all the basic rules of safety, or is it just me???
In my opinion, loading such primed cylinder is no less safe than loading conversion cylinder with 45 Colt cartridges.


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I was thinking a similar thing but lets hope that there is a smaller flash hole than what it looks like and it can be loaded before being primed.
I would like to know how British shooters load their muzzle loading cylinders with shotgun 209 primers? Do they put bullets first, load powder through primer hole, and prime cylinder?

I remembered seeing in Europe shotgun hulls (Italian?) with primers considerably larger than 209. Having such cylinder will make noted method of loading easier.
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Old November 25, 2012, 06:18 AM   #1115
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Loading ROA

Hi Guys
You got it !!!!. Exactly the cylinder fitted to my ROA.
Loading is usually done with the cylinder in a loading machine. Cylinder is removed from the frame & the back plate with the firing pins is replaced by a blank plate to hold in the 209 shotgun primers (the hole through to each chamber is the push fit diameter of the 209 primer & is therefore too big to load powder & ball without the primers in place). The 209 primers are inserted & the blank back plate fitted. The cylinder is then placed in a small loading machine. Each Cylinder is charged with powder (less than 4.3 grains Alliant Unique In my case) & ball (or a RN lead bullet). Carefully remove cylinder from loading machine & replace firing pin back plate. Replace cylinder in frame & prepare to fire.
Do not consider this procedure has any more risks than loading a centrefire round on a loading press.
As you are not using the loading ram assembly this can be replaced by a nice looking Belt Mountain Base Pin & Latch assembly.

I am awaiting a response from B. Dunkley but I am quite sure Bob had these cylinders made, perhaps to his specs; in the USA. Hence my request for more info on them.

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Old November 25, 2012, 02:54 PM   #1116
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Ah so; that is truely a horse of a different color, and safer to boot!!!
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Old November 25, 2012, 06:54 PM   #1117
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My entry

The old army club should make ruger put another warning on their guns.No one told me they were sooo adicting.I just started collecting them 3 mo's ago and this is just the start I have more on the way.
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Old November 25, 2012, 07:53 PM   #1118
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...I just started collecting them 3 mo's ago and this is just the start I have more on the way.
Wow you hit the road running!
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Old November 25, 2012, 08:43 PM   #1119
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I have some 1873 colt clone percussion and some original 1860 colts but as soon as I shot a ruger old army for the first time I was hooked.Talk about accurate.Wow!
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Old November 25, 2012, 10:42 PM   #1120
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Old November 26, 2012, 10:27 AM   #1121
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That's a perty sight right there Wap.
Ya needs a brass framed and a few fixed sighters now.

Where'd ya lose a loadin lever at ?
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Old November 26, 2012, 12:21 PM   #1122
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Thanks Jim.I'm looking,I thought you were going to find me a bunch of those $3-400 DOLLAR 5.5"s at the gun show this week end.I was looking at buying another safe just to have room for them.Ha Ha.
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Old November 26, 2012, 02:13 PM   #1123
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Worry not my young addicted ROA enthusiast.
I've allways got my ear to the wind.
Oh, the show aint 'till 12 December.
That's plenty time to buy a few more before the world ends next month.
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Old November 28, 2012, 02:29 AM   #1124
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I would like to join the ROA owners club. Just found out about it. I started shooting ROAs a few years back. I now have 4 and go to gun shows searching for more. Been shooting BP 6 guns for 50 years but just got involved in this ROA addiction.
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Old November 28, 2012, 07:05 AM   #1125
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Membership Request

Finally got a tidy picture of my ROA. Request membership of the Club.

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