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The RUGER OLD ARMY Club

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by ClemBert, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. rdstrain49

    rdstrain49 Member

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    arcticap;
    Now I am curious. I guess a call to Ruger is in order. I think it's a '73 but-----
    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. rdstrain49

    rdstrain49 Member

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    Here's my entry

    I recently acquired an Old Army. So far I am impressed. It has not become my daily carry gun, but soon maybe. I spend a lot of time riding horseback in the back country. I couldn't find a holster that worked well while riding, so I made one. The entire rig including buckle was made from scrap that was laying around the shop. Very much looking foreword to warm weather so that I can shoot the Old Army without frozen fingers.

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  3. ClemBert

    ClemBert Member

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    Welcome to the club rdstrain49! :)

    How does your horse handle fired weapons from the saddle. I've owned my share of horses, Quarter and Paint horses. I can't say that I'd be comfortable shooting from any of the number of horses I've ridden. Horses can do the some of the most unpredicatable things under more tame circumstances than firing from the saddle. Wish I owned a sane horse. :banghead: I very much have a high degree of respect for those well trained horses you see in all the Hollywood movies.
     
  4. rdstrain49

    rdstrain49 Member

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    ClemBert;

    Thanks for the welcome. I've had no problem re. guns and horses. However they are "gun broke" early. In addition I ride between 125 & 150 miles a week, so they are well used.

    Looking forward to a long and lasting relationship with the ROA. Early impression is very good. I hear complaints about the weight of the ROA, but honestly I just don't see it, or feel it. Compared to my Colts and Remington's, yes it is heavier, but certainly not too heavy to carry all day.

    Thanks to all who make the club possible. I am looking forward to lots of information and help in the not too distant future.
     
  5. FirinFlatTop

    FirinFlatTop Member

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    My New ROA

    Got this for Christmas for myself, Wife caught it in the mail and wrapped it. HaHA had to wait to open it up.... Have only shot it a few times, and can tell I will be shooting it more.

    Bought it from a guy off Gun Broker and he was hot that I was going to shoot it. He asked why I would buy a new gun to shoot. He said I should put it in a glass case and show it off. I asked him where he kept it so everyone could see it, told me it was in his safe for 31 years.
    I told him it's about time it got shot.:D



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    RC



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  6. rem1858

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    Here is my ROA

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    Clarence
     

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  7. ClemBert

    ClemBert Member

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    Welcome FirinFlatTop and rem1858 to the club!

    Oddly rdstrain49 is the 48th member...if he only had waited one more slot to claim #49. Yup, these pistolas are for shootin' fellas! :evil: No safe queens! :neener: rem1858 makes the membership an even half century!
     
  8. rdstrain49

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    Gettin a little crowded, whoda thunk it.:) Does member #100 get a prize?
     
  9. FirinFlatTop

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    I thought he (rdstrain49) was 49, I was shootin for that 50 slot....lol

    No safe queen for me, This will get a lot of attention, will try and do some hunting with it come deer season.


    RC
     
  10. BullRunBear

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    Just picked up my third ROA at our club swap meet. This one is blued, 7.5" barrel and fixed sight, which is a change from the 2 adjustable sight ROAs. Bought it from the original owner and while it has clearly been used, he maintained it beautifully. The only reason he was selling was because he had finally found a stainless ROA with adjustable sights and didn't need two of them. :what: (An attitude I find hard to understand.) At $300 I couldn't pass it up. Besides, I've been curious about the fixed sight versions.

    Won't be able to get to the range for several weeks while I recover from pneumonia. :( When I can get out there, I figured I would start with my usual 30 grs of FFFG powder, felt wad and .457 ball. I'll be curious how well I do with the fixed sights.

    Regards, Jeff (Member # 19)
     
  11. daveinvegas

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    I recently bead blasted a ring around the cylinders of my old armies. Just wanted to personalize them a bit.

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    I also bead blasted a couple of bands on my new model Vaquero. Gives it a distinctive yet subtle look.
     
  12. straight-shooter

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    Please add me to the coveted Ruger Old Army Club! Just received today, a 2006 manufactured Old Army. Looks to be unfired but i have a feeling i'm gonna have to change that. Now for your viewing pleasure! :D

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  13. mykeal

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    Very nice photos.
     
  14. ClemBert

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    Welcome to the clube straight-shooter! Yup, no virgins allowed. She sure is purty! Take your gal out and have a blast shootin' her.

    daveinvegas, that bead blast sure does change up the looks of that ROA. Too bad you couldn't bead blast it enough to get rid of the "idiot message". Has anyone removed the message from the cylinder. If so, how about some pics.
     
  15. edorfox

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    I'm In! 1975 ROA My first BP. I'm busy stuffing my brains with all the info I can glean off the interweb. What a beautiful piece of machinery. Even if I never fire it, (doubtful) it is a thing to behold.

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  16. ClemBert

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    Welcome edorfox! Get out there and shoot that that thang! :)
     
  17. messerist

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    For those interested. I was in the Owatanna Minnesota Cabelas today(Sunday, Feb 6th). They had a ROA for sale at $339. The only problem with it as far as I could see was that it had no front sight! Sorry, but they would not let me take a picture.
     
  18. KevininPa

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    Here is my......

    ......attempt at posting. The picture doesn't do it justice. I suck at taking pics. It has a very high polished shine. If I can ever afford them, I'd like to get some nice jet black micarta grips for it. I felt the need for posting because after going through all these threads, I haven't seen a high polish ROA with a red front site yet.

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  19. ClemBert

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    Welcome KevininPa!

    I don't think you can go wrong with black micarta grips on a SS ROA. They certainly look great on this Clements .50 caliber ROA. It looks like your red front sight is a super duper tall one.

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  20. KevininPa

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    Nah. It's not.....

    .........really any taller than others I've compared it to. Just stands out more and seems that way. I purchased this ROA off the net and wonder if the front sight is an aftermarket.
     
  21. AbitNutz

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    That's the color/type Paul Persinger put on my Power Custom stainless billet Colt grip frame.
     
  22. junkman_01

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    He put a sight blade on your grip frame? :eek:
     
  23. Ringo1234

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    My ROA came in today,this is my first BP. Can't wait to shoot this baby. Haven't made up my mind whether I like the grips yet.
     

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  24. pohill

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    Early 70s gun, early 70s grips from my father's Blackhawk.
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  25. ClemBert

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    Welcome to the club Ringo1234 and pohill!

    pohill, I can't believe you are just now applying for membership.

    Congrats Ringo1234 on your first BP revolver. I might say that your first is one of the finest original BP revolver ever made. If you have any questions please ask. There are many helpful folks here eager to help out a fellow soot lord. :cool:

    p.s. Not only a warm welcome to the sickness but welcome to the forum!
     

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