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Old August 24, 2011, 11:16 PM   #401
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Would it be acceptable for me to get kwhi43 to post pics here of my ROA?
He's shipping it to me tomorrow, and I don't have any good digital photography equipment.
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Old August 25, 2011, 12:20 AM   #402
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I vote yes.
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Old August 25, 2011, 10:48 AM   #403
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It is perfectly acceptable for anyone to post a pic of a ROA in this thread!

Just use your cell phone camera to take a pic. It doesn't have to be professional quality.
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Old August 25, 2011, 12:22 PM   #404
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ROA Cylinder Pin Screw

I bought a "Quick Change Cylinder Pin" for my stainless ROA. Works great.
I remember seeing a picture of a modified cylinder pin release screw. Does anyone offer these for sale??

Muchos Gracias
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Old August 25, 2011, 12:24 PM   #405
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Forgot to mention: It facilitated release of the after-market pin without the use of a screw driver.
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Old August 26, 2011, 07:00 PM   #406
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Where can one acquire a clembert pin?
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Old August 26, 2011, 11:25 PM   #407
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Do these qualify?

I have had them in the garage for about 4 years now. I think I took them out for a spin once, then cleaned and stored them. Just took them out now and blasted a stump.... FUN!!!

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Old August 27, 2011, 09:53 AM   #408
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I tried to get a really high end quick release pin made from several notable high end gunsmiths....and was told nope. Get a dime and use it.
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Old August 27, 2011, 12:33 PM   #409
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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 64. 94RUGER 65. Acorn Mush
66. R.Ganister 67. Boom-stick 68. Buddy 69. Ghost Dog 70. BML
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Welcome Cult to the cult! Nice pair!
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Old August 27, 2011, 12:38 PM   #410
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Quote:
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Where can one acquire a clembert pin?
It's not too terribly hard to make your own ClemBert pin. You can read more about the process I used here: The ClemBert Pin

As for the shape of the finger twist you can file/grind that into whatever you feel is more eye appealing or workable for your situation such as holster, etc. The finger twist on mine is much larger than it needs to be and I'll probably be shaping it downward sometime to make it less noticeable.
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Old August 27, 2011, 12:59 PM   #411
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Here's mine. Am I in?
Photo is courtesy of a fine gentleman by the handle of kwhi43@kc.rr.com.
I bought it from him, and he's a LOT better photographer than I. I have no photography talent.

Clembert, I was thinking if you made your Clembert pin like some of the old wind up toy keys, it would fold flat when not in use.

I'm thinking about modifying a stainless steel washer to work with mine. That way, I can keep it on my keyring. Or keep it on a carabiner keyring along with a nipple wrench/pick, when I get one.
BTW, where can I find a nipple wrench for my ROA? I have no idea where to find all the cool goodies to use with it and to upgrade it.
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Old August 27, 2011, 01:18 PM   #412
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Jaymo,

You aren't in until Clembert says you're in.

BTW, nice ROA you bought. Good shooting to you !
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Old August 27, 2011, 01:39 PM   #413
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AbitNutz and Clembert

Thanks for the info. I found a gunsmith that will make them here in Texas. It's about $6.19 for the pin and $85 for one hour of work. I know it seems high but most gunsmiths will not make them. It will look like frankenpin if I try to make it.
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Old August 27, 2011, 03:17 PM   #414
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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
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

Welcome Jaymo to the ROA Club!

Jaymo, I bought a nipple wrench off of Ebay. However, with an ROA you can also use a standard socket from your tool box. A socket is my preferred way to remove the nipples and the nipple wrench is used for backup.
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Old August 27, 2011, 04:27 PM   #415
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I need 9 more to join. I'm holding out for 82nd.
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Old August 27, 2011, 07:10 PM   #416
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Now jaymo, that's beginning to look like bragging!!!
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Old August 27, 2011, 09:01 PM   #417
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I'd like to join. This is my ROA Liberty Model. I bought it a couple of months before a long lay off. I wish I had some interesting stories about having to live off the land with it but alas I do not.



I did add a taller front sight but it seems to be a tad cocked to one side.
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Old August 27, 2011, 11:13 PM   #418
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robhof, not bragging. Bragging's not my style. I just got lucky. Very lucky. Plain and simple.
I wouldn't be in if not for kwhi43.
Sometimes, even I get lucky. Just not normally. Case in point is the 1056 Bridgeport J head mill with 2 axis DRO and power X-feed one of my customers was going to sell me for $500.00. All I was waiting for was them to tell me to bring the money and pick it up. What happens? One of their honchos gets a bug up his *ss about getting rid of all the stuff they don't use anymore and they gave it away, just to get rid of it. Hell, I'd have taken it for free.
I'm still peeved about that one.
But, one door closes, and another one opens.
I hope it shoots as well as it looks.

What kind of socket? It looks like it would take a 4 or 8 point socket, as the nipples look to me like they are square shouldered like musket nipples.
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Old August 28, 2011, 12:13 AM   #419
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They have a hex head.

Quote:
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You can use a 1/4 drive deep well socket as a nipple wrench

http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost....5&postcount=27
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Old August 28, 2011, 12:31 AM   #420
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Sweet. I can do that.
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Old August 28, 2011, 01:05 PM   #421
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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
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

Welcome bigbore442001 to the ROA Club!
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Old August 28, 2011, 09:46 PM   #422
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I'm just jealous, you got a great deal and if I had gotten it, I would have probably made a poster size picture. Welcome to the ROA club and happy shooting.
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Old August 28, 2011, 10:36 PM   #423
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I'm actually surprised that it was still there. My phone was acting up that weekend, and then I was sick that Monday.
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Old September 6, 2011, 01:53 AM   #424
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ROAs in Cowboy Action Shooting

Howdy All!
Photo is me competing in a Cowboy Action Shooting match with a pair of Ruger Old Armys. They just work so well and are completely reliable. Can I join The Club?
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Old September 6, 2011, 11:04 AM   #425
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I thought there would be a market for a quick release cylinder pin screw. I'm a bit fortunate in that I can actually turn the stock screw with my fingers...but it is a pain.

A screw that was a little longer with a knurled end, somewhat like the Belt Mountain cylinder pin, would be just the ticket.

So I wrote both Belt Mountain and David Clements some time ago about this very thing; they seemed the best candidates. Belt Mountain said no thanks and as is classic of David Clements, he said "use a dime".

If you go to Belt Moutain's Ruger page http://www.beltmountain.com/ruger.htm

And look at the "Sheriff's Model Locking" pin. The head of that pin, replacing the screw head on the ROA would be just about perfect. I think the other two styles would certainly work, like the "Knurled locking" or the "Old Army - for conversion cylinders" but they stick out quite a bit more.

No matter what. If Belt Mountain came out with any of those I would buy it....Or if someone here has the skills to cut the stock locking pin and fit one of those knurled heads, I would go that way as well.
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