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Old July 16, 2012, 07:44 PM   #876
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Thanks for the kind words Mykeal. I guess you guys have finally worn me down. It's all J-Bars fault. He let me shoot a pair of his once & I liked it.

Rodwha - I took it in the light spirit that it was meant just like the rest of the ribbing that has been posted. BTW Clembert, I was down at the Branson Landing last Friday in the "As Seen on TV" store. They sell flying pigs there.

Took it out this afternoon for a shooting session. Gonna take some getting used to. It doesn't balance like my '61s. Shoots center and about 8 inches low at 15 yards off hand slow fire, and when I try to run it at competition speed, I seem to be pushing the shots left. Took plenty of powder, balls & wads with me; but forgot to fill the capper, so only got to run about 60 rounds through it.

I guess I'll be looking for one to pair it up with now
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Old July 16, 2012, 08:44 PM   #877
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bwaahaahahahahahaha....
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Old July 16, 2012, 09:34 PM   #878
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That gun looks way too modern...how about letting me antique it for you??
Don't tempt me. I am seriously thinking of doing that to mine.
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Old July 16, 2012, 11:30 PM   #879
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Kinda like these, maybe?
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Old July 17, 2012, 07:49 PM   #880
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If an ROA can command this price, maybe Ruger would consider bringing it back...

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=296896326
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Old July 17, 2012, 08:34 PM   #881
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Dayum! That's a nice ROA.
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Old July 17, 2012, 09:36 PM   #882
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If an ROA can command this price, maybe Ruger would consider bringing it back...
One just like it sold for $1450 three weeks ago.
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Old July 17, 2012, 09:37 PM   #883
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Kinda like these, maybe?
Precisely.
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Old July 18, 2012, 10:49 AM   #884
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Looks like my 5-1/2" SS...or used to. I now have more than a few mods.
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Old July 19, 2012, 11:31 PM   #885
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$1,895.00 for a 5 1/2 fixed sight stainless ROA !!!...

We gotta watch this auction-- Item no.296896326 GunBroker. If someone bites, then that can be both good, and bad for all of us. Good in the sense that our ROA's are certainly a rock-solid investment, and bad in that we will certainly have to shell out more money for our next aquisition. We will just have to bite the bullet next time. $1450.00 to $1895.00 for a plain ole' matte finish 5 1/2 fixed sight is something to behold. Geez, it's not even the glossy mirror finish model that was also offered not too long ago almost everywhere for about six bills! Check out the review at GunBlast.com for that beauty with that mirror shine! Gotta check my safe and make sure the ladies are ok in there, maybe a little wipe-down ...... They are definetly coming with me when I go, oh yeah. Ok you're coming with me up there ladies, yup....
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While laying down my just fired Ruger Old Army on the shooting bench table, I smile and think, oh don't I just love the smell of burning blackpowder early in the morning. There must be an Old Army or two up there in Heaven. There must be.

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Old July 24, 2012, 06:26 PM   #886
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$1995.00 for a stainless 5 1/2 fixed sight ROA !!!!!!

That ROA has now been re-listed for $1995.00 #298082067 ! Crazy, crazy, crazy. At this rate IF someone bites that would set a record on discontinued pistols! My, oh my. Whew!
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While laying down my just fired Ruger Old Army on the shooting bench table, I smile and think, oh don't I just love the smell of burning blackpowder early in the morning. There must be an Old Army or two up there in Heaven. There must be.
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Old July 24, 2012, 07:33 PM   #887
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Congrats, Fingers. I'm glad you've joined our ranks. I won't give you any sass over buying an ROA. The way I see it, any BP gun purchase is good.
I prefer antique guns, but I also like modern. It's good to be flexible.
I'm glad you've given it a good home. It'll be well loved.

Two grand for an ROA?? I like the ROA, but not THAT much.
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Old July 24, 2012, 08:32 PM   #888
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Can I join the club!? I just picked this up for 150$ at a garage sale! It's in 98% NRA condition! ImageUploadedByTapatalk1343176326.369918.jpg
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Old July 24, 2012, 08:35 PM   #889
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I've always said that "Guns are for buyin', not for sellin'" but I'm thinking I'd be hard pressed to keep hold of my 51/2" ROA with $2K in cash waving in my face.
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Old July 25, 2012, 03:01 AM   #890
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Jackpots! & Temptation

hOuse: You hit the jackpot! Where on earth are those garages located? Are they one of those 65+ and over only communities? I'd go back there and give the guy you got it from a big hug! Buy him a nice apple pie while you're at it. He might find something else in his stash and call you FIRST next time. Older folks love apple pies.....oh, yes they do. Malachi Leviticus Blue: Yes, how true. Hard to resist. lets see how it goes and when it all hits the wall and settles down. Kinda like gold the past year or so, gotta hold on to it as much as we can. As always, all the very best to you all.
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While laying down my just fired Ruger Old Army on the shooting bench table, I smile and think, oh don't I just love the smell of burning blackpowder early in the morning. There must be an Old Army or two up there in Heaven. There must be.

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Old July 25, 2012, 10:05 AM   #891
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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
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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
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Old July 25, 2012, 11:29 AM   #892
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WOW.....O_O what a steal......you better thank the Gods of the holy black for that find...sweet.
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Old August 8, 2012, 08:12 PM   #893
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Old August 8, 2012, 08:55 PM   #894
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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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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
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Old August 14, 2012, 08:15 PM   #895
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Here ya go J-Bar ...



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Old August 15, 2012, 07:45 AM   #896
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Cool!!

That looks great, so much better than factory black paint !

Well done, pard.
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Old August 15, 2012, 11:47 AM   #897
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Factory black paint?
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Old August 15, 2012, 12:16 PM   #898
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I think J-Bar means that the factory finish is too black and "thick" looking, and doesn't really resemble 19th Century finishes. I know most people like the black, but I don't care for it.
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Old August 15, 2012, 02:41 PM   #899
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If I can figure out how to post a picture, add me to the list. I love my Old Army, even if it does shoot too high at close range.
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Old August 15, 2012, 05:48 PM   #900
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Mr. Fingers got a Ruger?
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