The RUGER OLD ARMY Club

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  1. Bishop Creek

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    It went for $1225 with 38 bids. Used with no box, no papers.
     
  2. Patocazador

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    Youch! :eek:
     
  3. wap41

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    sounds good to me.someday I'll turn mine loose
     
  4. j0561

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    I just got it. It was highly recommended by another member. I'm looking forward to trying it out.
     
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  5. Noz

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    I saw a pair of ROAs, 5.5" Stainless with conversion cylinders offered for sale at LandRun for $2000 as a LandRun special. I do not know if they sold but the owner said the price after the shoot was over would be $2500.

    Getting harder to find and more expensive.
     
  6. wap41

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    I have quite a few roa's (22) but I would like to find a highly engraved one or a 50 cal.I'm a bit old to wait for clements or an engraver to do one for me
     
  7. Bishop Creek

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    Nope, the ones I saw were owned by Joe Brisco of Cowboy Shooters Supply.
     
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    Conversion cylinders for the ROA has anyone purchased and used the 45 ACP one? I forget who is selling it, but my stainless should be shipped anytime soon. Hope this guy on GunBroker is a square dealer? .. Carl Marks.
     
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  10. Michigan Mike

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    I've always wondered about that as an option.
     
  11. Patocazador

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    Mine is a Howell's but it's in .45 Colt. No problems with it. I've had it for ~7 years.
     
  12. 444

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    A Ruger Old Army was the first handgun I ever bought. When I turned 18 yo I wanted to exercise my right to buy and enjoy owning a pistol. But, I didn't have much money and I couldn't legally buy a handgun in a store, so I bought a Ruger Old Army and shot it a lot for years. When I was about 27 yo I had carpal tunnel syndrome from hard manual labor: one day I shot the old Army, then took it all apart to clean it. As I was trying to clean it and put it back together I couldn't feel the parts in my hands. I had to look to see if I had picked the part up......... and I got frustrated and sold the gun to a friend clean but still disassembled.

    I always regretted it and always intended to buy another one. Some time within the last 10 years I bought another one some place. It might have been at a gun show. Mine had no grips or grip screw and you can tell that the gun has been shot extensively. It doesn't appear to have been abused but for example the blue is worn off the rammer. Anyway, even though I have owned it for years, I never fired it. So, I recently decided to dig it out and shoot it. I have no interest at all in customizing it; I think Ruger did it right the first time. Plus, in it's present configuration it is an exact duplicate of the first handgun I ever owned.
     
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  13. wmgeorge
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    Why 45 ACP instead of 45 Long Colt? Price. I can shoot the ACP for about 1/2 the price of the other and since I don't shoot Cowboy Action, who cares? When the time comes to downsize my collection, having the ROA loaded with 45 ACP semi wad cutter (if they will work? ) is a pretty good home defense weapon.
     
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  14. SUMIKITO

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    Yes very true. It is much cheaper to fire .45acp in a Kirst conversion cylinder. Any normal saami spec. .45acp load works great. And fall out just nicely when poked lightly with a pencil's eraser side. Wadcutters both lead and fmj in 180-200 grain weights are very accurate in them. Nice to see those perfectly cut holes form cloverleaves !! I have fired upwards of perhaps 1000 or so .45acp's in mine without a hiccup.And that includes of course the usual fmg 230 grain standard load variety. Cheap as hell if you buy .45acp in bulk. The Kirst .45acp cylinder shows no signs of wear at all. Indexes perfectly and the lone firing pin always detents the primer very well. A testament to their high quality. I too have the R&B Howell cylinders for the .45 Colt. Also quite good in its own right. But for sheer fun on the cheap, the .45acp conversion is hard to beat !! .....So much fun, so little time !!
     
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    Thanks for the review of the Kirst cylinder.... I was wondering. I am having issues finding one in stainless, but since its really 4150 chrome steel anyway I just may get that one and have it plated locally. I sold a motor scooter to his ex wife I'm sure he will do me a favor!!
     
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    Buy one from Walt Kirst. Anything else is a mistake. If it costs you a little more, well so be it. Walt and Jay will see after you.
     
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    done
     
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  20. Michigan Mike

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    Will I be better off getting a .45 LC or .45ACP conversion cylinder?
     
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    20170620_145717.jpg I got this from my cousin on Tuesday.
     
  22. Michigan Mike

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    Just seeing the last dialogue now....didn't read it first. Still debating.
     
  23. wmgeorge
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    I got the 45 ACP cheaper to shoot but its not Old West but you have the cap and ball cylinder for that. Got mine from Howell up in Wisconsin. He did a great job on it.
     
  24. Michigan Mike

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    Does it shoot accurately? I am a 1911 fan so it makes sense to me.
     
  25. wmgeorge
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    Yes, but it has a little more recoil than a 1911. I ended up using copper plated lead as they do not recommend FMJ. I would of like to have just lead RN but none not really on the market.
     
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