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Old July 31, 2013, 01:51 PM   #1676
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Warning Label On Barrel

Can someone help me. What does the warning label say on the barrel. I have
never seen one. I saw a Old Army that says "Read Owners Manual" on the
barrel. Is this the warning label? This was on one made in 1979.
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Old July 31, 2013, 02:00 PM   #1677
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Mine's an early '80's model and says the same thing.

My understanding is this is the warning mentioned, that prior barrels were unmarred.

That's a reason why I wouldn't want a Pietta pistol either. Absolutely hideous!

I've considered having it removed. Not a big deal, but I don't care for it.
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Old July 31, 2013, 04:29 PM   #1678
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1976, left side of barrel:


1976, top of barrel:


1998, top of barrel:
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Old August 2, 2013, 05:59 PM   #1679
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I'm in!

Got my Ruger Thursday and can't wait to shoot it! It seems like a beauty.
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Old August 2, 2013, 08:33 PM   #1680
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looks great I'm sure you'll love it
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Old August 11, 2013, 02:41 AM   #1681
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New additions to my collection

I am member #44 already.

I just got back a couple 5.5" that I had Turnbull bone charcoal case color hardened. They turned out pretty nice.




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Old August 11, 2013, 07:25 AM   #1682
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Wow! Those are gorgeous! Can I dare to ask what the cost of having that done?

It looks like your grip-frame is stainless. Did you swap that out or can Turnbull apply his bone charcoal case color hardening to stainless?
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Old August 11, 2013, 08:45 AM   #1683
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wasatch they indeed are amazing i have considered doing this to one myself they look like brass grip frames.
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Old August 11, 2013, 10:22 AM   #1684
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Old August 11, 2013, 01:04 PM   #1685
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Turnbull charged $600 to do both guns. Their prices vary on what they have to do to get the guns ready for the case hardening process.

I did the tear down, stripping, polishing prep and reassemble. They are stock Ruger brass frames.

Stainless steel cannot be case colored.

Mike

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Old August 11, 2013, 02:43 PM   #1686
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Dang Wasatch those are gorgeous.
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Old August 13, 2013, 01:10 AM   #1687
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Wasatch, where'd you get those MR3-BDs? I was thinking of getting a spare and putting them on a fixed sight gun too.
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Old August 13, 2013, 01:24 AM   #1688
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Love the grips.
I believe you are member #43.
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Old August 13, 2013, 01:44 AM   #1689
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Sorry Fogg64 your right, 43 I feel so much younger now

The grip frames were bought off the Ruger forum and Ebay. I have been collecting them for several years, I have enough for a few more custom guns coming up.

Just keep watching the brass frames pop up all the time. They are pricey though, running anywheres from $325 to $450

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Old August 13, 2013, 12:43 PM   #1690
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On the grips; was the checking done by you, custom made or a production run?
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Old August 13, 2013, 04:36 PM   #1691
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Grips

Fogg, these grips are from Altamont, they make them for most types of Ruger frames. Very inexpensive.

These grips are $38 a pair

Here is a link

http://www.altamontco.com/experiment.../pistol/ruger/
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Old August 13, 2013, 04:42 PM   #1692
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Is that the price for the grips themselves or with the gun too?
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Old August 13, 2013, 06:13 PM   #1693
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You WISH
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Old August 14, 2013, 03:00 AM   #1694
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Huh???
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Old August 14, 2013, 04:41 AM   #1695
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Guess I didn't understand your question. The grips sell for $38 a pair from Altamont.

I thought you were making a joke about buying the guns for $38

Maybe I am still confused with your question.

"Is that the price for the grips themselves or with the gun too?"

No offense intended.

Mike

edited to add

I am into these two guns near $3000

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Old August 15, 2013, 12:55 PM   #1696
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Not so sure I should get off on this topic here but...I'd really like to get an interest thread started for a Clements .50 Old Army conversion in a Bisley configuration. I've asked Dave but, he seems to have had his last run just over a year ago and isn't interested. Now, I'm willing to bet he might show some interest if there were enough takers for these fine conversions. Any interest or should I start another thread?


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Old August 15, 2013, 02:04 PM   #1697
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Dave made a run of custom Bisley hammers for ROAs, is that what you are referring to?
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Old August 15, 2013, 03:16 PM   #1698
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Yes...wasn't on the watch at that time unfortunately....

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Old August 16, 2013, 12:58 PM   #1699
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Wasatch, I wasn't clear. I meant the price of the brass Dragoon grip frames. You said $380 and I wondered if that was the price of an old ROA with them or just the MR3-BDs themselves.
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Old August 16, 2013, 03:52 PM   #1700
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Swathdiver, actually back around 1972 when the ROAs with brass frames sold, they only were around $189-$200 for the complete gun. Hard to believe just the grip frames sell now, when you can find, them for $325-$400+.

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