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Old March 21, 2012, 11:43 AM   #651
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To Sumikito...That Ruger then was made when I graduated high school!! I looked up the serial number at Ruger. If that gun is older than most of you guys, then I am a fossil! It is in fine shape....even with a white cleaning cloth...nothing, no dirt or grime inside or out! It has one very small ding on the bottom of the grip. To articap... It does have the look of someone using some chemical on the finish...it's smooth to the touch but you can see it's not right. I'm not complaining mind you. I think I got a good deal and a great Ruger! Can I be in the club now???
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Old March 21, 2012, 12:45 PM   #652
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Well, it ain't older than me!

Nice gun, by the way.
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Old March 21, 2012, 12:57 PM   #653
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Let's see......I was already out of active duty with the Navy a year in 1973.
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Old March 21, 2012, 06:51 PM   #654
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What I meant that your gun is older than most guys here,is we are all young at heart even if mostly older foghorns that like to play with our holy-black shootin' irons every once in a while.Keeps us all very much younger when we hear that booming report every now and then. Better than taking our usual medication. I for instance sometimes fill my empty pill bottles with .457 balls,keeps them nice and handy! Now does anybody know where ClemBert is so we can get this nice fellow into the club ASAP !! Now where on earth did I put my pill bottles.
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Old March 23, 2012, 08:57 AM   #655
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I know what you mean about being older. I have my pill bottles lines up on my dresser so I don't forget them! I have tri foculs that are such a pain when I shoot. Sometimes it's easier just to not use glasses as I can focus better on the front sight. Here's a question: Does the ROA use any special kind of nipple wrench? I have one and don't remember where I got it from but it is a "tad" too big for the nipples. I took a nipple out but the wrench rounded the edge of the nipple. I tried again on another and stopped before it moved much. I thought all nipples were the same size. I see where Track of the Wolf is having a sale on wrenches...maybe I just need another that "may" be a tighter fit.
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Old March 23, 2012, 09:02 AM   #656
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I knew I was getting old when I started looking at my weekly pill caddy to see what day of the week it is, instead of looking at a calendar.

ROA nipple wrench:
The original factory hex wrench fits the original factory hex nipples very snuggly. Either your wrench or your nipple is buggered a bit to allow the slippage you describe. Others will have to advise you further. The Treso nipples I have on a couple of mine take a different wrench...I use the the Tedd Cash ratchet on those.
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Old March 23, 2012, 09:02 AM   #657
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The original nipples in the ROA are 3/16 hex. If you take the cylinder out, a 3/16 socket will work.
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Old March 23, 2012, 12:06 PM   #658
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Be sure to use a quality socket and you might have to file a bit off the head of it to make it square as most have rounded heads that won't fit square to the base of the nipple.
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Old March 23, 2012, 02:05 PM   #659
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Yes,get a quality 3/16 tipped socket wrench. Filing the rounded/contoured opening of the wrench perfectly flat really helps remove those stuck nipples,even rounded ones.Press hard flat against the nipple and give it a quick yanking twist. Bingo !!
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Old March 23, 2012, 06:50 PM   #660
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Did I just say "Bingo!" That just shows my age! Ooooooops!
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Old April 3, 2012, 01:50 PM   #661
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Hello the Camp !

Mine have been shortened . The cut it about 2/3 of the front sight .
Date of fabrication :1976.

I am looking for a holster, lots of makers but not sure their holsters fit well the ROA.

Can somebody help me ?

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Old April 3, 2012, 10:09 PM   #662
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Regarding Larry Flet's (Michel) holster inquiry:

Michel,try to find a holster made to fit the Ruger Blackhawk model.You may need one that will fit a Blackhawk with at least a 7 inch barrel or more.Something in the order of the Blackhawk .30 carbine model would work well.However,stay away from those molded-to-fit leather holsters that have a bulge under the barrel for the ejector rod housing.They always seem a bit tight for the Old Army.Try to get a 'generic'that will fit most single action large caliber revolvers that are a bit not too tight and have some means to secure your pistol,be it a snap-on strap or a full flap.There are a lot out there,but dont look for one just made for the Ruger Old Army only,you will go nuts if you go that route.Bianchi,and Ruger themselves used to have Old Army only holsters,but I believe they are no longer made.They do come out once in a while on the web if you check often.Make sure it is for the Ruger Blackhawk with adjustable sights,not for the Vaquero or other fixed sight single action pistols,those are sure not to fit your gun,as your sights will catch and snag on the inside of the holster.Think outside of the box and you will be rewarded with a great looking holster for your very unique looking Old Army.All the best to you Michel, ....Joe
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Old April 3, 2012, 11:17 PM   #663
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I can custom make a holster for you. It would be custom molded to my ROA
let me know if I can be of service.
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Old April 4, 2012, 07:03 PM   #664
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ROA Club Members:

01. ClemBert 02. Eights 03. kanook 04. kwhi43@kc.rr.com 05. mykeal
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
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76. Dr. Leaky 77. Clermont 78. Indy4570 79. ozarkguy 80. Plastikosmd
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91. SUMIKITO 92. ChasMack 93. Larry Flett

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Old April 4, 2012, 09:37 PM   #665
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Ruger Old Army holsters are most certainly still available, you just have to know where to look.







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Old April 5, 2012, 05:26 AM   #666
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Holsters for the Ruger Old Army

How about letting the good fella from France that needs a holster where exactly he can avail himself of those great looking holsters and how much he would be paying for them including shipping all the way to Europe.I do know for a fact that Triple K still makes a few for the Old Army,but will they ship out of the States is most likely what our new member would also like to know. Those are superb looking holsters I may say! Really nice! Any other members who can chime-in on other holsters for our new friend would be a nice welcome touch. P.S. I do know that the big outfits like Midway and Cabelas will ship anywhere in the world,but do they have them?....
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Old April 5, 2012, 03:20 PM   #667
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I'm new to this forum site and would like to join the group. Got a pic of my Old Army's but Can't figure out how to upload it
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Old April 5, 2012, 06:11 PM   #668
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SUMIKITO, I will ship anywhere, customer pays actual shipping costs. My prices are quite high. Slim Jim is $50.00 & Full Flap is $60.00. The California Profile Slim Jim is a proto-type and not for sale. The Texas Star rig was a special order for a customer in Tx. I don't much care for making belts, but in this case the customer talked me into it.
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Old April 5, 2012, 06:19 PM   #669
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I'm new to this forum site and would like to join the group. Got a pic of my Old Army's but Can't figure out how to upload it

Click on the link below and try to follow the instructions in post #3 if you want the THR server to host/store your photos for posting here.

I need someone to teach me in simple terms

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

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Old April 5, 2012, 09:09 PM   #670
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Re: Holsters for our good new member in France, (Michel) Larry Flett ROA club # 93

Well there you have it Michel,fantastic hand made holsters from rdstrain49! You can not go wrong with with those and his prices are unbelievable! And to top it all, made by a great crafstman/member of the ROA club. Look no further Michel,with those holsters by rdstrain49, you will be the envy of your shootin' friends in your part of the world! To rdstrain49,that kind of workmanship and pricing is unheard of in this day and age of mass-produced items.I must tip my hat off to you, twice.
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Old April 5, 2012, 11:33 PM   #671
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Got lucky when I found these, Gunshop had both at the same time. The brown grip is a '74 and the red is a '79
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Old April 6, 2012, 05:10 AM   #672
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Great looking pair there RugerShawn. At the rate we guys are hoarding those Old Armys, there might be no more pristine examples to be had in the future. It is very surprising how the prices for these great pistols have gone up lately. They will most certainly increase in value as the existing supply deminishes like a lot of other pistols before the Old Army. So lets keep on putting those peerless revolvers to good use either as shooters, safe-queens, or proud display pieces. Can't really imagine what it will be in a couple more years so lets get them while we can. I believe them to be solid investments today and in the future days ahead. The finest cap & ball black-powder revolver ever built, bar none.
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Old April 6, 2012, 09:01 AM   #673
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To Sumikito

Hello,
Thanks for the information.
Triple K and Midway don't ship to France. Nothing available at Midway and Triple K have said me none of their model fit the ROA 7 1/2 adjustable sights.
Take care.
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Old April 6, 2012, 09:04 AM   #674
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To Nine Mile Pete

Hello,

Thanks for the nice proposal.

Why not, do you have some pics ?
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Old April 6, 2012, 09:23 AM   #675
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To Rdstrain49

Hello,

Nice pics and of course nice works.

I could be interested because your holster are made for the Ruger ROA.
Mine is shortened as you can see on the pic, and have adjustable sights.

At this time all the makers or dealers I asked aren't sure their products fit PERFECTLY the ROA ...

I love my Ruger and I am happy to be a member of the THR ROA club.

A secret ==> I love too the smell of the Black Powder !!!

See you soon.

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