Quantcast
The RUGER OLD ARMY Club - Page 83 - THR
THR  

Go Back   THR > Tools and Technologies > Blackpowder Shooting

Welcome to THR
You are currently viewing our site as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have, access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!


If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit the help section.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 27, 2014, 03:35 AM   #2051
IansROA
Member
 
 
Join Date: August 16, 2014
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 14
Thanks Jbar i know of "duke york" CAS name who goes to our Oakley pistol club i will have a chat with them about it Thanks again.
IansROA is offline  
Old August 27, 2014, 07:16 PM   #2052
SUMIKITO
Member
 
 
Join Date: February 14, 2012
Location: Los Angeles County CA
Posts: 159
IansROA : on your ROA.....remove the cylinder. Once removed, cock the hammer back all the way. Now feel the cylinder lock 'notch' that is protruding upwards. It should be springy but stiff. Pressing it down all the way should be a hard thing to do. Check it well to see that it has no burrs and is sharp and clean and not binding at all, so it inserts nice and tight into the cylinders cut-outs. Check your cylinders cut-outs for burrs too. This damage can occur, [burring] if the cylinder was forced into position without 'feeling for' that insertion position when returning the cylinder back into the receiver. It could just be a burr or two. A small burr is all it takes to slip and skip a cylinder notch. Don't worry about a spring, ROA springs are built like hell and should last a lifetime................ all the best to you !
__________________
While laying down my just fired Ruger Old Army on the shooting bench table, I smile and think, oh don't I just love the smell of burning blackpowder early in the morning. There must be an Old Army or two up there in Heaven. There must be.
SUMIKITO is offline  
Old August 29, 2014, 03:52 AM   #2053
IansROA
Member
 
 
Join Date: August 16, 2014
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 14
Thanks Sumikito I will check it all out
IansROA is offline  
Old August 31, 2014, 06:35 AM   #2054
xxmaa
Member
 
 
Join Date: February 24, 2010
Posts: 7
Got pictures

Only stumped ; as to getting them off iphone:cuss:
xxmaa is offline  
Old August 31, 2014, 08:01 AM   #2055
karlthev
Member
 
 
Join Date: April 15, 2013
Posts: 33
Attach the photos on an e-mail to your computer.
karlthev is offline  
Old August 31, 2014, 07:01 PM   #2056
45 Dragoon
Member
 
 
Join Date: May 18, 2013
Posts: 429
J bar, it may be how your cocking it. The Ruger uses a coil spring and plunger system for actuating the hand which lends itself to over rotate if you hesitate in your hammer pull. I can do it at will. That's one thing that the Co!t style flat hand spring has over the coil. It can be set to almost free wheel but put the brakes on at the last instint, allowing lock up. That's how I set up my El Patron Competition. I took out the wires and replaced them with flats and the hand is traditional flat spring and tuned. Nice GUN !!!!!
45 Dragoon is offline  
Old September 1, 2014, 10:02 PM   #2057
classicballistx
Member
 
 
Join Date: September 10, 2007
Location: The Upper Sabine in Texas
Posts: 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by IansROA View Post
G,day i have a problem with the cylinder over rotating sometimes when i cock the hammer.... ive looked at the cylinder catch and spring all seems ok and also the catch indentations around the cylinder seem fine .....am i just cocking the hammer to fast ?? causing the loaded chamber to go past the hammer slot
Now every time i cock it i,m paranoid about it and now find myself looking through the hammer slot to see if the cap is lined up properly and hand indexing the cylinder backwards until its in the proper position....
any ideas would be great.

Thanks in advance
Ian
Ian,
Do you have access to another cylinder? If so, does it respond the same way?

No extra? Get some Prussian blue and apply it to the cylinder. This may give you a read on the latch's drag if that's the case.

Next, mix a little glycerin with some paraffin and fill the notches with this soft mix. If your latch isn't denting it without your help, the spring is likely the culprit. You can also get an idea about how your latch's geometry corresponds to you cylinder.

There's not much that can happen with the pawl to cause this, but it CAN - we've seen it enough.

Let us know if you decide you need/want to try different parts.

Ruger certainly should provide you satisfaction if nothing else works.

Here's wishing you luck 'til we next hear from you.

Edo.
Classicballistx
__________________
Texas is about your soul, not your zipcode.
classicballistx is offline  
Old September 9, 2014, 08:04 AM   #2058
IansROA
Member
 
 
Join Date: August 16, 2014
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by 45 Dragoon View Post
J bar, it may be how your cocking it. The Ruger uses a coil spring and plunger system for actuating the hand which lends itself to over rotate if you hesitate in your hammer pull. I can do it at will. That's one thing that the Co!t style flat hand spring has over the coil. It can be set to almost free wheel but put the brakes on at the last instint, allowing lock up. That's how I set up my El Patron Competition. I took out the wires and replaced them with flats and the hand is traditional flat spring and tuned. Nice GUN !!!!!
Hi 45 dragoon i checked it out at the range your correct its me thats causing the problem of the cylinder over rotating.
the way i was shown to cock the hammer holding the gun in my right hand after firing was to use the left hand to cock the hammer whilst tipping the gun to the right to clear the spent cap when i pulled the hammer back i was hesitating and also depressing the trigger slightly causing the cylinder latch to drop at the same time i was tipping the gun to the right to clear cap ....the cylinder was in free wheel just going past its position hard to explain easier to do , so ive changed the way i do it and it seems to have rectified the problem.
regards Ian
IansROA is offline  
Old September 9, 2014, 11:53 AM   #2059
J-Bar
Member
 
 
Join Date: November 24, 2010
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 1,523
Thanks to you both...I learned something.

I also appreciated Classicballistx tip about using glycerin/paraffin in the cylinder notches. That might be useful if I ever have to tune an open top again.
J-Bar is offline  
Old September 10, 2014, 07:44 AM   #2060
IansROA
Member
 
 
Join Date: August 16, 2014
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by J-Bar View Post
Thanks to you both...I learned something.

I also appreciated Classicballistx tip about using glycerin/paraffin in the cylinder notches. That might be useful if I ever have to tune an open top again.
Thanks Classicballistx for the great tips also
ian
IansROA is offline  
Old September 13, 2014, 01:15 AM   #2061
Doc Pecos
Member
 
 
Join Date: September 13, 2014
Posts: 1
My Ruger Old Army



First started using Black Powder pistols back in the 1970's with CVA kits. This is my first ROA.
Doc Pecos is offline  
Old September 17, 2014, 08:02 PM   #2062
IansROA
Member
 
 
Join Date: August 16, 2014
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 14
loading press

G,day Members,
Had a bit of spare time yesterday so i thought id knock up a loading press
out of some 316 stainless i had laying around and brought a toggle clamp of ebay to use for the press.

As we do a lot of 40 shot competitions ( 20 shot precision) and (20 shot rapid fire/3 second duel),
its far easier to take out the cylinder for cleaning and reloading.

14 dollars cost as i already had the stainless but you could make out of mild steel.
click the link for pics.

Also machined some 1" ss rod for a bore illuminator when cylinder is out for cleaning
Just angle the disc towards the light up the barrel from cylinder cavity as you look down works a treat
you could use aluminium as well

Cheers ian

http://s42.photobucket.com/user/park...oading%20press


Last edited by IansROA; September 17, 2014 at 08:56 PM.
IansROA is offline  
Old September 18, 2014, 03:29 PM   #2063
Doak
Member
 
 
Join Date: August 24, 2012
Location: Northern California
Posts: 249
Very clever these Auzzies! Love the idea of the floating base plate. Simplify, simplify. Good onya Mate.

Where do I sign up for your engineering school? :-D

Kindest Regards,
Doak
Doak is offline  
Old Yesterday, 04:02 AM   #2064
IansROA
Member
 
 
Join Date: August 16, 2014
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doak View Post
Very clever these Auzzies! Love the idea of the floating base plate. Simplify, simplify. Good onya Mate.

Where do I sign up for your engineering school? :-D

Kindest Regards,
Doak
Thanks Doak your too kind
cheers ian
IansROA is offline  
Old Yesterday, 04:07 AM   #2065
IansROA
Member
 
 
Join Date: August 16, 2014
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doc Pecos View Post


First started using Black Powder pistols back in the 1970's with CVA kits. This is my first ROA.
Looks good Doc

do you know if the ruger box was an original one or is this a later box
mine is a different colour ?
IansROA is offline  
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise.
This site, its contents, Shooting Reviews, and its contents are Copyright (c) 2010-2013 Firearms Forum, Inc.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER
Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Neither The High Road nor any of its directors, members, managers, employees, agents, vendors, or suppliers will be liable for any direct, indirect, general, bodily injury, compensatory, special, punitive, consequential, or incidental damages including, without limitation, lost profits or revenues, costs of replacement goods, loss or damage to data arising out of the use or inability to use this forum or any services associated with this forum, or damages from the use of or reliance on the information present on this forum, even if you have been advised of the possibility of such damages.