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Old April 3, 2014, 08:53 AM   #1901
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Did you put the Remington together ? I like the way that looks with the combo of brass n black. Nice Ruger too.
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Old April 3, 2014, 09:14 AM   #1902
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I'm new to BP revolvers but I think this is a new army?? Not 100% sure if its Ruger or remmington and don't know how to tell difference. I've dated it to 1990, it takes the smaller thread.nipples, has [AZ] in a box on side and seems to be missing the medallion on the grip. ( which I'd like to find)??
Anyway here it is. Any addl info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old April 3, 2014, 09:36 AM   #1903
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Hullraiser, That is a Remington New Army. The grip is not Ruger, the ram rod pivot is distinctive and different from a Ruger. Also the slots for the nipples are narrower than the ROA. Look up a photo of the ROA and the differences will be clear. Hope you can find a Ruger at some point. They are great shooters and probably the best cap and ball revolver ever made. Of course, your Remington may be accurate as well.

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Old April 3, 2014, 09:38 AM   #1904
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Yep! You got you a nice stainless steel 58 Remington.
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Old April 3, 2014, 10:14 AM   #1905
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Hullraiser, That is a Remington New Army. The grip is not Ruger, the ram rod pivot is distinctive and different from a Ruger. Also the slots for the nipples are narrower than the ROA. Look up a photo of the ROA and the differences will be clear. Hope you can find a Ruger at some point. They are great shooters and probably the best cap and ball revolver ever made. Of course, your Remington may be accurate as well.



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Thanks Jeff. I thought it was a remmington, but wasn't sure if it had doner parts from others. I've had a hard time finding the correct stainless nipples which need replaced. The m6x.75 are too large of a thread. I'm assuming it takes 5.5mmx9mm or the 12x28 threads.? I have since installed a new cylinder that came with correct nipples, but want to fix this one for a spare
Did there used to be a medallion on grip? And where could I look for one? There's a indentation where it looks like one was, but I've not seen the Remington's with them in pics.
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Old April 3, 2014, 01:29 PM   #1906
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Track of The Wolf has nice replacement nipples. They have their own brand as well, which are slightly cheaper and made like a Tresso. I have them on my Ruger.

It almost looks like someone put a belt hook on your pistol. Nothing goes there.
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Old April 3, 2014, 04:16 PM   #1907
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I'm also thinking its possible it has a uberti cylinder in a pietta frame if that's possible? Since all pietta a are supposed to be
M6x75 nipples which won't work

I've also discovered the Ruger old army revolvers are quite a bit more expensive.
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Old April 3, 2014, 11:33 PM   #1908
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It almost looks like someone put a belt hook on your pistol. Nothing goes there.
What is a "bell hook"?
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Old April 4, 2014, 01:03 AM   #1909
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What is a "bell hook"?
Yeah im trying to figure out what that hole was used for also. At first i thought it was some kind of way to mount a shoulder stock to it to make it more stable for hunting?

Does the hole go all the way threw the grips?

I never thought about a belt hook, whot are those used for? cowboy action or somethign?
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Old April 4, 2014, 10:34 AM   #1910
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The belt hook is what was used on muzzleloaded pistols to keep it hooked to your belt.
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Old April 4, 2014, 11:47 AM   #1911
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It's hard to say. It looks like it been abused some. The cylinder that came with it was gouged from fanning it appears. There is a pin going through it recessed there. The indented ring around it is what confused me thinking it was a medallion of sorts. I may just get some natural wood filler & stain to patch. The new cylinder from eBay has the same smaller thread nipples as the one that came with it, but that's all I know. I may try a dremel on the old ones that are smashed from dry firing and try to reshape them so they're usable. Or I could take a chance ordering the 5.5mmx.9 from TOTW
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Old April 5, 2014, 06:35 PM   #1912
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I would like to join the Old Army Club. Here is an early one I have installed a Super grip frame and carved some ivory grips for it.



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Old April 5, 2014, 07:16 PM   #1913
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That's purrrrdddddyyyyy!
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Old April 6, 2014, 06:50 AM   #1914
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Beautiful job! Where did you find the supergrip frame?

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Old April 6, 2014, 09:52 AM   #1915
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Thanks guys, I bought a couple of the Super gripframes from Brownells years ago.
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Old April 9, 2014, 10:11 PM   #1916
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long rider welcome how does your trigger return work with that grip frame I cant see the plunger in the pics but it looks great
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Old April 10, 2014, 06:20 PM   #1917
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I started out with a small block of brass and filed and drilled it to fit the spring and return pin. It's held in place with a small pin through the side of the grip frame. Check this out.
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Old April 10, 2014, 08:12 PM   #1918
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I have some beautiful Desert Ironwood and Texas Ebony from which I'd like to make some grips for my Old Army and a buddy's. I'm a pretty fair woodworker and, I'm guessing making some templates first, cutting slightly oversized patterns and then, using wood rasps and sandpaper might finish the task but....any tips or videos that may show me some paths to avoid before I proceed? I'll do a pair or two of practice grips first of course but... Also, what's the best finish knowing black powder is in use?


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Old April 11, 2014, 05:52 PM   #1919
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Long rider thanks for answering my question & the video was very helpful I am sure lots of us have checked it out
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Old April 16, 2014, 06:28 PM   #1920
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I really don't have any tips, but I start out with a block of wood about 1 1/4" thick and cut an lmost perfect 89% angel then cut them down the middle then mark with an X on the inside so you have a book marked set of scales or blanks I then cut the wedge out of the top inside so the panel sets flush with the grip frame. take the anged cut and fit it up tight then trace around the rest of the frame. Cut the traced out lines with a coping saw and start filing or use a dremel tool. oh yeah, I drill the holes through the grips before starting to contour them. On my Ivory grips I just drilled through one side and left the other side clean. For wood finish it's hard to beat Tru-oil
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Old April 17, 2014, 11:09 AM   #1921
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Thanks!


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Old April 22, 2014, 02:00 AM   #1922
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Hello there again fellow Old Army shooters and collectors ! For a while there, members started pouring in like wildfire! All you owners out there of the ROA who are still on the fence about joining, get in guys, the door to 'Eternal Ruger Old Army Salvation' is always open, 24/7 . Just follow that acrid smoke up there in the air and you'll get fixed up real fast here with the good-all boys who are always willing to share some hot beans in the campfire !!
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Old April 22, 2014, 07:41 PM   #1923
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Source of SS base pins? If there is a need, I may have some good info.


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Old April 22, 2014, 08:59 PM   #1924
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Can someone tell what the rifling pitch is (ROA) and if a blackhawk orVaquero barrel will screw into a ROA frame.
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Old April 24, 2014, 06:00 PM   #1925
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Well I got a camera but then decided to go ahead and make the swap from the copper strap to the stainless one. sorry I fooled around so long.
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