Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Tallbald, Feb 8, 2015.
We think alike.
I buy guns to use. I don't have 'safe queens' (well, except maybe for that POS Starr SA...) nor do I keep non-functioning piles of parts. Now, some don't get used very often as I do have favorites, but they're all available and working.
I did the same thing and also bet I will never do it again.
I load on a press, no problem with bending anything. I hope it never needs a part. If i shot it a lot in CAS or something, I'd worry about it, but I shoot it only occasionally and will NEVER sell it. Wish my stainless one hadn't gotten stolen, though. I'd like another stainless one, but they're pricey now days.
Mitch Schulz at Gunsmithing Ltd., Southport, CT has a shop attached to the a Ruger plant there. He has a lot of parts he acquired from them. Just talked to him today when I picked up one of my ROAs that needed a conversion cylinder fitted. He is well known for his work on Winchesters and Rugers but is a good all around gunsmith.
Is there any specific parts you are worried about?
Aw, man, don't spoil the rationalization with realism!!!
It was a perfectly good way to justify buying another pair of Old Armies!!
Whatever justification works for you to keep them is golden I suppose.
Well, I'd love to find out you were right some day, but don't hold your breath. ROAs didn't sell that well and CERTAINLY aren't in the sales class that ARs and 1911s are. Heck, I expect most shooters never heard of the ROA. Many don't even know cap and ball exists. Their first question would be "Does it have a rail on it?".
However, if the core question is really "Can you ever have enough Ruger Old Army's?" then the answer is NO, keep 'em all, and add more.
Ever stop to think that a double rig would let you carry over a $1000 worth of muzzle loaders on your belt at once? Times have sure changed. Don
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