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Old February 14, 2011, 09:25 PM   #276
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ringo1234
Haven't made up my mind whether I like the grips yet.
If you decide you don't, send me a PM with a price.
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Old February 15, 2011, 10:03 AM   #277
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Will do

Not that I don't dislike the Ivory look. I like the look of wood better.
Dang, sounding like my wife picking curtains now

I have a New Vaquero with the stock black grips that I'm thinking of changing to wood as well.
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Old February 15, 2011, 10:14 AM   #278
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Ringo,

I'll buy your Vaquero grips if you decide to sell them.
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Old February 19, 2011, 01:17 AM   #279
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My Ruger Old Army that was my Grandpas, this is one of my favorite weapons. Its been shot a lot he used in competition. I myself since I obtained it after his death when I was 12 have put over a 1000 shots through it. Thank god I make my own bullets and balls.

Can you please let me into the club now. Oh and send me a PM of the password for the clubhouse!

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Old February 19, 2011, 05:28 PM   #280
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No password. The clubhouse has a combination lock. You only get the combination after posting a pic. of shooting the ROA
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Old February 19, 2011, 05:37 PM   #281
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Welcome The Don!

Must be nice to have a grandfather leave you a piece of hardware like that!

There isn't a password...rather its a combination of a secret handshake, a wink, and a puff of BP smoke.
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Old February 19, 2011, 08:50 PM   #282
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Just wanted to brag on finding quite the source for 190-gr Buffalo Bore .457" conicals . . . don't want to reveal it because I want to drink my fill first. Man, the ROA . . . I can understand why Bill Ruger liked it best of all his handguns.



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Old February 27, 2011, 06:16 PM   #283
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Hi all, first post on THR since I just joined to show off my new ROA. I was at my local dealer trading in two seldom used guns (Ruger 22/45 and Taurus .357 snubby) with the intent of picking up a S&W .44 mag, but as luck would have it this pristine stainless ROA was sitting right next to the S&W in the display case. Whether it was fate, destiny, or dumb luck, I'm not sure, but I knew I couldn't walk out the store without it. I've had my eye on picking on up for a long time now, but just never found the right one (at a reasonable price). A few blued models came through, meh, but this was the one!

It's actually quite new, being a "cleanup" model with a high serial number 148-124XX. Who knows, could be the last one made! Appeared unfired, or very lightly.



Like other clean-up models, it has the poorly-fitting rosewood looking red SR logo grips:



Warning is stamped on the top of the barrel (have seem some on the sides):



Anyway, I fired my first BP shots today, what fun. Very mild "poof" sound and no recoil whatsoever. The gun shop threw in some stuff with the purchase so I ended up using the Hornady round balls, Pyrodex 35 grain pellets, CC #11 caps, and I forget the name of the bore lube stuff but it was green and pine smelling.

Here it is after cleanup:



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Old February 27, 2011, 07:06 PM   #284
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Very nice piece.
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Old February 27, 2011, 07:12 PM   #285
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Wunderbar!

Welcome to the club jeepcoma. The red grips make it a little more unique than a lot of ROAs.
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Old February 27, 2011, 09:19 PM   #286
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Different grips in every picture?
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Old February 28, 2011, 08:00 AM   #287
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Just got this email from Ruger this morning:

Model: GKBP-5F
Shipped: July of 2009, shipped with a 5 1/2" barrel, high gloss stailess [sic] finish, and cocobolo grips.

Cool!
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Old February 28, 2011, 05:03 PM   #288
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I want in this club but I can never find one of these beauties to buy! I think there is good reason for it... Damn!
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Old February 28, 2011, 06:21 PM   #289
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best buy one soon, Mr. Bernoulli. With each passing day they seem to be getting more expensive.
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Old February 28, 2011, 08:16 PM   #290
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Dunno how I missed this thread. This is my mid-1970s vintage Ruger Old Army. My father (RON in PA here on THR) gave me this as part of a trade. He shot this ROA in competition quite a bit in the late 70s, and brought home a lot of prizes with it.



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Old February 28, 2011, 08:47 PM   #291
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I'm making a mistake financially by modifying the crap out of my ROA. I'm likely reducing the value while spending a fair amount of change. However, that's my nature. I do it to all the toys I have, guns, cars, boats....hey, you can't take it with you.
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Old March 7, 2011, 11:44 AM   #292
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AbitNutz, I hear ya, but that's how it is. I'm picking up new fancy tooled leather today, and waiting on elk stag grips. I'd think twice if I was thinking about selling someday... but I'm not selling.
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Old March 7, 2011, 05:42 PM   #293
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Apparently, I have way too much time on my hands. I made a near useless video on how to load a R&D conversion cylinder in an ROA. I say "near useless" because for the vast majority of y'all on this forum it'd be intuitively obvious how to use a R&D conversion cylinder. I made the video more for those who don't own a ROA yet and are considering buying one plus a conversion cylinder and wanted to see the mechanics of the loading process. Anyhow if you have 5 minutes of your life to waste that you'll never get back.....

Loading the R&D Cylinder in the Ruger Old Army
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Old March 7, 2011, 07:21 PM   #294
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I liked the tiger, but then the music put me to sleep and I missed the rest of the video
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Old March 7, 2011, 09:43 PM   #295
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If you watched the movie "Kill Bill" you'd recognize the music. But that's more about ninja swords and not black powder revolvers. See, I told you the video was useless....
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Old March 8, 2011, 01:31 PM   #296
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Hmmm, I've been asleep at the wheel.....no more.....

Welcome Dave Markowitz to the ROA Club!
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Old March 10, 2011, 08:30 PM   #297
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Thanks, ClemBert. I was beginning to develop a complex.
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Old March 11, 2011, 11:39 AM   #298
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roa caps

Which brand and what size caps do you prefer,why?
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Old March 16, 2011, 11:33 AM   #299
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Any one polished their ROA stainless and removed scratches with any good success. I bought a used one, the cylinders and barrel look perfect but the gun is scratched up quite a bit from handling.

I would like it to look better not worse, so I am hesitant to take a tool to it. (rubbing compound or steel wool even)
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Old March 16, 2011, 11:49 AM   #300
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I first heard about Mother's Mag and Aluminum Wheel polish from Scrat.
Photos of what it can do are in Posts #3 & #19 of his below:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthrea...ghlight=polish

Then I learned that a friend used it on 2 of his SS S&W 617 revolvers and they polished out to have a brilliant mirror like finish. If you like the look of a highly polished mirror lustre then maybe you want to give it a try. But there's no reversing it once it's that polished. And it should make cleaning it up after shooting easier too.

Mother's Mag. is available at True Value Hardware and auto parts stores:

http://www.idealtruevalue.com/servlet/the-32531/Detail

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