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Old September 13, 2010, 08:02 PM   #101
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I've got a ROA, but for the life of me, I can't get the picture to send, I've posted pic's on other sites with no problem!!!????
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Old September 13, 2010, 08:27 PM   #102
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I made up a wrench in metric 4.5 socket man a snug fit better then the factory one that come with the gun
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Old September 20, 2010, 08:40 AM   #103
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Disassembly of ROA



I was going to the range today. But last night as I was getting my stuff all lined up... I started fooling around with one of the ROAs. I was using the ROA Owners Manual and Chicoine's "Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly" to guide me along. I have done the remove the cylinder thing and the loading lever to check it out after I bought it. But that is as far as i went.

I figure if I'm going to own and shoot one of these things, I might as well go ahead and get into the disassembly and reassembly part of it.

I own a Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan that has the same type of main spring assembly, so I'm on familiar ground after I get the grips off. Everything was moving along until it came to removing the 5 Screws that hold the grip frame to the cylinder frame. I sprayed them with Ballistol and later on CLP and finally they all came out. I'd wager they have not been removed since this thing was made in 1979. It took a couple of hours but I did not want to damage the screws by trying to muscle them out.

I notice in the ROA Owners Manual that after one gets the mainspring out that they say proceed to remove the 5 screws. Chicoine says to pull the trigger and allow the hammer to ease forward gently. Then remove the screws.[COLOR="Red"]Has anyone done this before and does it matter whether the hammer is forward or not?[/COLOR]



The hammer on this one is going to get some polishing done.





I have to give the folks at Ruger some credit for the factory work they did on this one. There were no arc marks on the hammer, burrs or excess metal. Very smooth and well honed. The screws may have been tight but there were no butter soft ones.

Any way after I get her polished up, do a little cleaning, I'm going to reassemble her and try to get to the range next weekend.

Any helpful comments on reassembly would of course be appreciated.

It's bed time. Night.
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Old September 20, 2010, 11:31 AM   #104
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I have torn mine down to the same level indicated above using only the ROA owners manual. The only thing that got a bit tricky for me was reassembly of the cylinder latch, spring, and pin. That's the dog leg shaped part on the bottom left of your picture. I discovered a trick in getting all that back together using a small dowel, but I can't remember what the trick was... I'll probably relearn it on my next go-around.

I don't have the other book you referenced, but I did find the manual to be sufficient.
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Old September 20, 2010, 11:47 AM   #105
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Chicoine's Book

http://books.google.com/books?id=SY7...page&q&f=false

Have a look through this. I own a copy.

You can scroll throught the whole thing. The Reassemble the revolver in reverse order. Is unfortunately one thing he has in common with Ruger, Uberti and Pietta in their instructions

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Old September 20, 2010, 01:25 PM   #106
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjzzEB1236g&NR=1
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Old September 20, 2010, 06:18 PM   #107
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Great Videos

Lonewolf

Thanks for posting that link. I watched the cleaning one as well. Great Stuff. I got mine back together and hopefully next weekend I will get a Range Trip in.
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Old September 20, 2010, 09:29 PM   #108
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Heres mine along with my 1880 springfield army knife from the indian campains
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Old September 20, 2010, 10:19 PM   #109
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Wicked Knife

Great looking ROA and one wicked looking blade.
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Old September 26, 2010, 02:26 PM   #110
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Here's mine





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Old September 26, 2010, 09:01 PM   #111
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Nice set of book ends +1


Looks great.
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Old September 26, 2010, 09:41 PM   #112
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Nice ones fellas!

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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
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Old September 26, 2010, 10:32 PM   #113
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you ROA guys think your so cool. :-)
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Old September 28, 2010, 11:52 PM   #114
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I'm in

Here's the one I own now and I'll post the one I'm getting later this week.
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Old September 29, 2010, 07:23 AM   #115
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Husker wrote:
you ROA guys think your so cool. :-)

I like to think we were cool before but getting the ROA(s) was just proof of that.

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Old September 29, 2010, 10:12 AM   #116
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Not only are we kewl but an ROA on your hip will make you better looking! Most of us anyways.....

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Old September 29, 2010, 05:28 PM   #117
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Not only are we kewl but an ROA on your hip will make you better looking! Most of us anyways.....
In my case, any improvement is appreciated.
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Old October 31, 2010, 10:12 PM   #118
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OK, I finally made it down to the basement with my camera:



Two of them that I bought off the sass wire in the last month had issues.
One was pretty abused and one had corrosion issues.
Two cylinders are at the gunsmith now to get nipples removed (badly corroded in cylinder).

No plungers cuz I use a Powder Inc. cylinder loader.

I'd like to make one into a snubbie one day.
Have a vaquero birdhead gripframe that I hope can be fitted to an Old Army frame, shorten the barrel, & reduce the frame size with a belt sander.
Those of you who know Chili Pepper Pete & have seen his Old Armies know what I mean about the frame reduction.
Really gives the Old Army a lean look.



Too Much Fun!
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Old November 1, 2010, 05:05 AM   #119
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Clembert I'll sign on with ya in the ROA Club...


I haven't been around here much or on other forums with more rules than I feel one should have to read ... i.e new rule #3 the Grey area is not a clear rule that I can say I understand or can abide to ... so I'll be on either of my own forums at http://blackpowdersmoke.com/oldcoots/index.php or http://voy.com/60048/

From what I read here and on TFL it's ok to post links that I own... and I have no rules other than Repect, common sense, and NO Spamming ads zero tolerance that are not related to the forums.
I've been a long time member here and really don't get all the legal rederick when all an Admin has to do is remove a topic that's not allowed or would have legal reprocussions. I Admin on 6 forums without any hassels. I hope this is ok to post here as it has all to do with me Joining the ROA Club... Ifin it ain't I guess I won't be back...but you'll know where I'll be Clembert see ya at the Deadwood Saloon I'm buyin' ...hopefully my links will stay on here as per the new rules.
Thanks for listening,
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Old November 1, 2010, 09:52 AM   #120
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Nice pics fellas! That's quite an assortment Prarie Dawg! Smokin_Gun we had ya at #25. Always happy to see some new eye candy pics! Keep 'em comin'!


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Old November 1, 2010, 01:21 PM   #121
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Thanks Clembert ... I guess the mind is slippin' a wee bit. #25 I am then thanks for the reminder... :O)
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Old November 1, 2010, 01:48 PM   #122
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Great Collection

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Absolutely a great stainles collection. Well done....
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Old November 1, 2010, 04:22 PM   #123
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Prairie Dawg ... I too must say that is one beautiful ROA collection ... any chance you strike a barter with that short barreled one w/o a cylinder for the Blued POA in my pics?
PM me here or on my SG's Forum if you like... Can't hurt to ask right :O)
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Old November 1, 2010, 04:52 PM   #124
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I bought this ROA new sometime back in the 80's. Although the photo doesn't look much like it, it is a blue steel finish.

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Old November 1, 2010, 08:50 PM   #125
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Hey Smokin gun:
Nope, but thanks fer askin!.
I think the collection is pretty much set.
Still would like to make a snubbie outta one tho.
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