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Old April 16, 2013, 05:12 AM   #1426
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DMZ's first issue ROA..........

DMZ: A very nice and clean example of a first year issue Old Army. [They are fast becoming a collectors item and commanding good prices today.] You are one lucky guy. Shoot it with pride.

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Old April 16, 2013, 09:48 AM   #1427
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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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Old April 16, 2013, 10:05 AM   #1428
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SUMIKITO - It has got quite a bit of use as of late. Things being as they are.

I have always taken good care of it, but on close examination, I would say it is in "good" condition. It has seen a good deal of field use.

I was living in the Cascades of WA back when I first got married. I had a temp summer job with the Forest Service fighting fire. I worked part time grooming snowmobile trails in the winter. I always kept my ROA with me when I was out grooming, (being it was the only firearm I owned and could afford to shoot at the time). I would encounter a fair number of Snowshoe Hares on those isolated snowy trails, and I would always take the time to harvest a couple for the pot back home, (my wife made a most excellent rabbit stew). We were struggling financially, so a little meat in the pot meant a lot.

I always carried with full power loads (40 gr 3f under a roundball). Where there are rabbits there are cougars, and even though they gave the Thiokol a wide berth, sightings were not unusual and if the machine broke down, it meant many miles of x-country skiing back to the truck.

Good memories attached to a revolver that never let me down. I will never sell it. It will go to my son as artifact of the family history.
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Old April 16, 2013, 11:30 AM   #1429
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Brand new here so take 'er easy on me! I'd like to post an albeit ratty picture of my ROA but, need just a tad of tutoring. I've got the picture on my PC so, where do I go from here?


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Old April 16, 2013, 09:53 PM   #1430
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Karl, at the bottom of the reply window click "go advanced" and at the top of the new reply window find the paper clip icon, click it and browse for your photo file, click upload and then input any text and hit submit reply... Voila'!
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Old April 18, 2013, 02:20 AM   #1431
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DMZ's family heirloom ROA...........

DMZ: That's so nice to hear how that Old Army has served you so well. Your son will, I am certain, be very attached to that revolver too and am certain will pass it on to your grandchildren to cherish on. All the very best to you and your son, best regards.
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Old April 18, 2013, 09:46 PM   #1432
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Just a hello from a new member. Been shooting black powder arms for over 40 years. NRA life member. Have 2 ROA's presently and have owned probably half dozen or so since they came out. Look forward to picking up some tips and maybe adding a thing or 2 to the forum myself. white smoke
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Old April 19, 2013, 01:10 AM   #1433
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I have a Bicentennial model I bought off a guy in '79. I've shot the heck out of it but has been a few yrs since I've shot it. I'll get a pic and post when I get back home.
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Old April 19, 2013, 10:45 AM   #1434
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New guy, my ROA's

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Old April 19, 2013, 10:48 AM   #1435
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White smoke,
That's some good shooting on that target. Please give the particulars .. distance, load, bullet type and weight.
Thanks
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Old April 19, 2013, 10:56 AM   #1436
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My ROA

Here's my lousy picture...
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Old April 19, 2013, 10:58 AM   #1437
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Ideas of where I might find Stag grips for the ROA?


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Old April 19, 2013, 12:49 PM   #1438
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This place has them but not cheap.http://www.westernandwildlifewonders...php?cPath=1_24
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Old April 19, 2013, 01:43 PM   #1439
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Karl, I got mine at: http://grashornsgunworks.com/ very reasonable.
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Old April 19, 2013, 05:09 PM   #1440
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Shot that target with the blue revolver at 15 yards off hand. Just 25 gr of 3f with thick card over powder and. Wonder wad. First time out with that one. Thanks
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Old April 19, 2013, 05:33 PM   #1441
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Shot that target with the blue revolver at 15 yards off hand. Just 25 gr of 3f with thick card over powder and. Wonder wad. First time out with that one. Thanks
Round ball??
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Old April 19, 2013, 06:30 PM   #1442
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Yes round ball.
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Old April 19, 2013, 09:40 PM   #1443
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I just checked to make sure he was still at it and yes, a man whose Gunbroker username is bigmtnman has sold me several stag grips and he does wonderful work. I notice he has a pair on his listings that would likely work for the ROA.
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Old April 19, 2013, 09:47 PM   #1444
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Ideas of where I might find Stag grips for the ROA?


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Another vote for Patrick Grashorn...good guy, good artist.
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Old April 19, 2013, 09:55 PM   #1445
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Here are 2 pair that bigmtnman made for me. Stag on the 50th anniv .44 and stabilized old elk on the 617.
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Old April 20, 2013, 04:13 PM   #1446
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Most appreciative of the responses to the request for Stag grips, thanks! I'm looking into all of the leads. A question though..."bigmtnman" on Gunbroker....I'm having trouble finding him there. Tips on the search...? Thanks!


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Old April 20, 2013, 06:51 PM   #1447
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Karl, I just key word stag grips on gunbroker. Had to check out a few listings to find him. He has a nice set for the ROA (listed for new model Blackhawk) that are tempting me.
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Old April 20, 2013, 06:54 PM   #1448
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Karl, that particular listing is 337344190 hope this helps. I've never had to return anything to him but he has a no risk return policy.
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Old April 22, 2013, 10:50 AM   #1449
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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
121. wap41 122. DurangoKid 123. Yamavira 124. Onty 125. 4speed
126. legend 550 127. bri1462 128. regniflow 129. CageDodger 130. HPBroker
131. mattusmc45 132. 303 133. Jersey Joe 134. Psycho 135. Cast of One
136. sammass 137. jgray 138. bothenook 139. keybuck 140. davepool
141. whitetailbob 142. eddie56 143. wklaus 144. cane 145. dickydalton
146. Sumika 147. woodnbow 148. DMZ 149. white smoke 150. karlthev

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Old April 24, 2013, 10:13 AM   #1450
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Here's a 71/2" for sale $450. http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/index.php?...0&#entry576947
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