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Old May 26, 2011, 04:56 PM   #326
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Thanks, and for the record, 30+ year old powder and caps work just fine.
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Old May 26, 2011, 05:44 PM   #327
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I knew about the long shelf life of real b/p and caps from my own accidental experiment; went into the USAF in 1971 and packed away some b/p supplies in an old ammo box and forgot about it. I was helping my brother clear his storage unit in 2002 and there was the ammo can with about 1/2lb of Dupont 2f and a tin of caps as well as a 3/4" b/p cannon and some fuse, there were also some 120gr paper shells we had made for the cannon from nitrated paper towel. The fuse and powder worked in the cannon and the caps worked on my ROA.
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Old May 26, 2011, 07:17 PM   #328
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1. ClemBert 2. Eights 3. kanook 4. kwhi43@kc.rr.com 5. mykeal 6. adaptandovercome 7. 461 8. junkman_01 9. 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

Welcome Steel Wheels to the ROA Club! Only 39 more until we get to an even 100.
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Old May 26, 2011, 08:17 PM   #329
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I'll play. Pair of new-to-me 1994 manufacture stainless ROAs. Can't wait until work schedule lets me get to the range!

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Old May 26, 2011, 08:32 PM   #330
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Geez, I love this thread! Keep it going!!
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Old May 28, 2011, 02:02 AM   #331
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this is the thread that never ends it just goes on and on my friend

Clembert started it not knowing what it was ,and people keep joining it forever just because,it is the thread that never ends........... GOD BLESS AMERICA....LAND OF THE FREE AND HOME OF THE BRAVE......
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Old May 28, 2011, 11:35 AM   #332
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Promised Photo

Clembert:
Attached is the promised photo of my newly acquired treasure. Had to whip out a holster for it. Shoots excellently.
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Old May 28, 2011, 11:52 AM   #333
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1. ClemBert 2. Eights 3. kanook 4. kwhi43@kc.rr.com 5. mykeal 6. adaptandovercome 7. 461 8. junkman_01 9. 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

Welcome Legionnaire and NineMilePete!

Nice pictures fellas....keep 'em comin'.
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Old May 28, 2011, 12:30 PM   #334
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NineMile......Are you saying you made that holster?
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Old May 28, 2011, 04:58 PM   #335
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Holster

Yippers.

Kind of a rush job.
What do you think??
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Old May 28, 2011, 05:26 PM   #336
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That is a fine looking holster. Very similar in design to the Bianchi holster made for ROAs in the 1970s and 80s. Nice work.

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Old May 28, 2011, 05:31 PM   #337
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Thanks Bullrun. I didn't want to copy the Bianchi to closely.
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Old May 28, 2011, 06:56 PM   #338
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I'm thinking I'd like to have a holster like that in darker brown.
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Old May 28, 2011, 09:04 PM   #339
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That's a fine looking holster and the logo looks factory.
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Old May 28, 2011, 09:10 PM   #340
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I am in awe. The holster is terrific. I wish I had that kind of skill.
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Old May 31, 2011, 12:59 AM   #341
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Clembert, as requested so long ago(ha ha) here are the pics of my ROA. Time for that all inclusive membership? Thanks, 94RUGER
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Old May 31, 2011, 09:56 AM   #342
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Welcome 94RUGER to the ROA Club! If you waited 30 slots later you could have been number 94 instead of 64...but that probably would have taken a couple of years.
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Old May 31, 2011, 11:56 AM   #343
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And I sure as heck wasn't gonna wait that long to burn some black. Thanks for the membership; now can you direct me to the pool.
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Old June 1, 2011, 11:59 AM   #344
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I was fortunate to find this unfired 1997 fixed sight ROA
model even though it's not as popular as the ones that
have an adjustable sight. It has a very distinct square
notch that matches up with the front blade really well.



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Old June 1, 2011, 01:09 PM   #345
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arcticap, is that one of the 5.5" models? I'm watching for one of those, too, regardless of sight configuration.
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Old June 1, 2011, 02:11 PM   #346
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Very nice. Not as popular but perhaps more highly desired by those who appreciate it. Great find.

And no, it's a 7 1/2" barrel.
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Old June 1, 2011, 02:26 PM   #347
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Thanks mykeal.
Here's a closer look at the rear notch and sight groove.
The very bottom of the notch just barely gets blocked by the tip
of the hammer spur when the hammer is in the uncocked position.

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Old June 1, 2011, 03:43 PM   #348
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Nice one Arcticap. Is that common to have a square notch versus a vee notch?
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Old June 1, 2011, 05:03 PM   #349
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Is that common to have a square notch versus a vee notch?
Here's a thread to help answer ClemBert's question.

Rear Notch Shape of Fixed Sight Revolvers?

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthrea...81#post7347681
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Old June 2, 2011, 01:11 AM   #350
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I can't stand it any more. Can I play too?

Here is a picture of my old war horse, made back in '86. The target is a sample of what it can do at 25 yards if I don't shake too much. The other 3 I dropped low, just outside the black. Was me, not the revolver.

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