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Old May 29, 2012, 09:46 PM   #776
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Got mine today, looks like it sat in a safe since the early 80's


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Old June 1, 2012, 03:05 PM   #777
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Old June 5, 2012, 11:14 AM   #778
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Here's my two meager beginins.

An absolute beautiful SS'78 i jist got yesterday...
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And a presviously bot '74 complete with R&D .45 LC cylinder and ....recently bent base pin ...
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Now next on my list is one o' them fixed sight stainless models
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Old June 5, 2012, 02:55 PM   #779
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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
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101. Old No7 102. Muddydogs 103. Oldnamvet 104. 6.5x55swedish 105. crazysccrmd
106. Jim, West PA

Welcome Jim. A couple of nice ones....sorry to hear about the bent base pin. Try hitting up a gun show to locate a new base pin.
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Old June 5, 2012, 03:29 PM   #780
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Thanx Clem, great to finaly be here. I was able to beat mine back into submission lol
My buddy and i are gonna turn out a few extras.
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Old June 5, 2012, 06:50 PM   #781
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JIM-WEST PA's nice BRASS GRIP-FRAME ROA. Thats a nice example of an early ROA. They go for big bucks nowadays. That looks like a keeper. Hold on to that. All the best..........Joe
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Old June 10, 2012, 12:31 PM   #782
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I won this one on gunbroker after a protracted bidding war. It cost me a small fortune.



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Old June 10, 2012, 02:37 PM   #783
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That's a nice one and since they aren't made anymore, a small fortune is a relative term. Congrats on the great score!!!
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Old June 10, 2012, 03:53 PM   #784
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Thanks. It's older than I thought. The seller thinks it's from 1995. Serial #148-02233, which is fairly early for this variant.

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Old June 10, 2012, 06:17 PM   #785
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I got lucky with mine. Phil posted on here about one he found and asked if anyone was interested. I just about tripped over myself replying to him.
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Old June 12, 2012, 04:32 PM   #786
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That's great Indian Outlaw. Take a pic of it when you get it in your hot hands and post it so I can add ya to the list.
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Old June 12, 2012, 09:58 PM   #787
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Yeah, small fortune is definitely a relative term when discussing ROA prices. Mine cost me $450.00+shipping+a reasonable finders/handling fee to Phil.
It made my wallet $500.00 lighter, to get it, but I'm very pleased with the transaction and the gun.
Then, there's the aftermarket grips I paid a chunk for.
I'm not complaining. Two of my precharged pneumatic air rifles cost me about that much, each.
My Howdah pistol cost me more than that.
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Old June 13, 2012, 10:38 AM   #788
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Old June 13, 2012, 08:43 PM   #789
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21. SC Slowhand 22. Prairie Dawg 23. wittzo 24. Tallbald 25. Smokin_Gun
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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 74. Engineer Bill 75. azyogi
76. Dr. Leaky 77. Clermont 78. Indy4570 79. ozarkguy 80. Plastikosmd
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
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Old June 13, 2012, 09:06 PM   #790
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Thanks!
I'm glad I hadn't jumped on the opportunity to buy a Walker or Dragoon instead!
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Old June 13, 2012, 10:29 PM   #791
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THE Ruger Old Army.....

Buying a Ruger Old Army at ANY PRICE (within reason) is a NO BRAINER. I can not even begin to think of any other pistol that gives the owner such pleasure in handling, quality of material used, sturdiness beyond compare, out of the box accuracy, a highly polished tool in its execution, a marvel of engineering even by todays standards, mixing the best of the old and the new, a masterpiece for all time and the ability to hold its price no matter what condition it's in, is simply amazing! Now that is the mark of a great gun. Time simply stops when you handle the Old Army for a few minutes.
Yes, we all know THAT. The only other pistol that comes to mind is the original Colt 1911 .45 acp of any configuration (only the ones built by Colt, period.) With the right load and if you do your part too, as a hunting revolver it is capable of putting down anything that walks on four legs in the 48 States. Now isn't that something! It is a treasure you would not be ashamed to hand down to your kids or grandchildren when the time comes. The very best regards to all the new members. You are todays custodians of a great pistol!
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Old June 13, 2012, 10:54 PM   #792
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My father had told me to hold off on purchasing a C & B as he had an opportunity to get me one (used of course) at a good deal. When I had talked to him he only mentioned 1860 New Army, which I wasn't fond of using as a hunting platform/sidearm. So I was really looking to buy a new Walker or Dragoon.
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Old June 14, 2012, 08:42 AM   #793
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You might press the issue with him, Cabela's has new Pietta 1860 blued revolvers for $180 (and $5 shipping w/code-check this site for promo code) which is really hard to beat for a new C&B gun if you can afford to be less than picky about model/variation- ect. through Father's day? I think.
I know I'd rather have new than someone else's neglected?? unless the price is REALLY hard to pass up.
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Old June 14, 2012, 08:54 AM   #794
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My father had told me to hold off on purchasing a C & B as he had an opportunity to get me one (used of course) at a good deal. When I had talked to him he only mentioned 1860 New Army, which I wasn't fond of using as a hunting platform/sidearm. So I was really looking to buy a new Walker or Dragoon.
The Colt type is 1860 ARMY. The Remington type is 1858 NEW ARMY. It is unclear which one you are referring to.
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Old June 14, 2012, 09:30 AM   #795
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The Colt type is 1860 ARMY. The Remington type is 1858 NEW ARMY. It is unclear which one you are referring to.

Not really the 1860 pretty much makes it the Colt.
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Old June 14, 2012, 09:57 AM   #796
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junkman: Sorry...meant 1860 Army, or at least that's how I took it. It's the other handgun he brought for me to choose from.
Unknwn: This gun was a friend of my father's that passed away. He took very good care of it. It's an '82 that looks like it was used once or twice. My understanding is that Ruger made a much better gun than Uberti or Pietta. That being the case I'd rather have a used Old Army than a new Italian repro as long as it's in good condition.

Anything I can do/have done to quiet the cocking sounds a bit? It's so loud I'd have to hunt old deaf deer to be remotely successful!
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Old June 14, 2012, 12:17 PM   #797
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Anything I can do/have done to quiet the cocking sounds a bit? It's so loud I'd have to hunt old deaf deer to be remotely successful!
Well, no, actually.

Deer have a two-event fright trigger. The first alarm event (sound, smell or sight) causes them to stop and look/listen/smell for danger; the second alarm event will cause them to bolt. If cocking the gun is the first alert event you should have no problem. All that means is that you will need to be stealthy so that cocking the gun is the first indication of danger they sense.
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Old June 14, 2012, 01:45 PM   #798
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I was advised to pull the trigger back while I cocked it, which negated the sound at half cock (loudest) and reduced the other noises. But I'm not so comfy doing that with a loaded chamber.
Typically I've hunted from a blind in which case I could put it under my jacket to cock it. But I also use tree blinds and stalk if the lease is empty on a portion.
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Old June 14, 2012, 02:23 PM   #799
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Typically I've hunted from a blind in which case I could put it under my jacket to cock it.
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Old June 14, 2012, 06:01 PM   #800
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Cocking your revolver silently..........

rodwha: if you're right handed, pull on the trigger all the way (right index finger) and cock the piece with your left hand thumb slowly and slowly let off your pressure on the trigger to engage the sear. Always worked for me. Learned this from watching videos of revolver hunters in Africa. Talk about Cape Buffalo hearing a "CLICK" 50 yards away!! Get a Ruger Old Army instead, you will never regret it. A good used ROA is ten times better than any brand new Italian clone! All the best to you. To mykeal: glad to hear from a fellow hunter that really knows his stuff, my compliments on your suggestions. THAT is how to bag game!
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