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The RUGER OLD ARMY Club

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  1. Jaymo

    Jaymo Member

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    This looks like it would be the makings of a great build thread.
    That, or, do you make these to sell? Preferably in stainless, since my ROA is stainless.

    My, my, a bunch of folks have joined the ROA club since I joined.
    Has it really been that long?
    Yep, It's been nearly 8 years and I still haven't shot it.
     
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  2. ruger357

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    Just got this today
     

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  3. arcticap

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    Wow!
    Did you just happen to stumble across it locally or did you search far and wide for one? ;)
     
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  4. ruger357

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    Found it online. Don’t know if I can mention the site on this forum
     
  5. Patocazador

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    Very nice. :thumbup:
     
  6. arcticap

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    I'm glad that you found it and that it has a good home.
    Thanks for showing it to us.
     
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  7. ruger357

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  8. flintlock

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    I got a ROA from 1973. It shoots great. Had higher front site installed. Very smooth trigger.
    RHsVLMt.jpg
     
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  9. arcticap

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    06. adaptandovercome 07. 461 08. junkman_01 09. lonewolf5347 10. rcflint
    11. MCgunner 12.madcratebuilder 13. AbitNutz 14. eastbank 15. robert garner
    16. philuk44 17. HUnter58 18. arcticap 19. BullRunBear 20. theotherwaldo
    21. SC Slowhand 22. Prairie Dawg 23. wittzo 24. Tallbald 25. Smokin_Gun
    26. OB One 27. jungle 28. plumbernater 29. daveinvegas 30. JanZ
    31. George Mabry 32. Benmathes 33. Loosenock 34. higene 35. Rock Island
    36. Erich 37. robhof 38. J-Bar 39. Nomad, 2nd 40. TAURUSBOB
    41. martindl99 42. Vermonter 43. wasatch 44. fogg64 45. BConklin
    46. Howdy Doody 47. bushrod2 48. rdstrain49 49. FirinFlatTop 50. rem1858
    51. straight-shooter 52. edorfox 53. KevininPa 54. Ringo1234 55. pohill
    56. The Don 57. jeepcoma 58. Dave Markowitz 59. Chazz 60. andrewstorm
    61. Steel Wheels 62. Legionnaire 63. NineMilePete 64. 94RUGER 65. Acorn Mush
    66. R.Ganister 67. Boom-stick 68. Buddy 69. Ghost Dog 70. BML
    71. Cult of 1858 72. Jaymo 73. bigbore442001 74. Engineer Bill 75. azyogi
    76. Dr. Leaky 77. Clermont 78. Indy4570 79. ozarkguy 80. Plastikosmd
    81. mrdo1 82. bax504 83. Constrictor 84. BC Mosaic 85. clepidus
    86. did 87. gunboat57 88. Malachi Leviticus Blue 89. Blue Hill 90. Power Keg
    91. SUMIKITO 92. ChasMack 93. Larry Flett 94. RugerShawn 95. tdperry
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    111. Jack Ryan 112. h0use 113. Huntingsaddles 114. GregP42 115. esims
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    121. wap41 122. DurangoKid 123. Yamavira 124. Onty 125. 4speed
    126. legend 550 127. bri1462 128. regniflow 129. CageDodger 130. HPBroker
    131. mattusmc45 132. 303 133. Jersey Joe 134. Psycho 135. Cast of One
    136. sammass 137. jgray 138. bothenook 139. keybuck 140. davepool
    141. whitetailbob 142. eddie56 143. wklaus 144. cane 145. dickydalton
    146. Sumika 147. woodnbow 148. DMZ 149. white smoke 150. karlthev
    151. The-Reaver 152. Beetle-Bailey 153. cwo2lt 154. snakeman 155. BHP FAN
    156. grter 157. aHFo3 158. Joe Meyer 159. Wild Tom Hipshot 160. mntns2oceans
    161. Btc624 162. kendak 163. pardiniman 164. d-a 165. toolslinger
    166. imforguns 167. EmGeeGeorge 168. MRRAGPICKER 169. ALJS 170. Nelg_Kir
    171. Head Space 172. mbpennin 173. blfuller 174. gifford 175. BullSlinger
    176. jannas1258 177. wkfg 178. rockdc 179. Nite Ryder 180. AmateurSharpshooter
    181. fossil 182. rclark 183. Arganoc 184. sword14 185. Chili_pepper917
    186. Rodman579 187. avatarshots 188. BowerR64 189. raa-7 190. Aaron871
    191. F171 192. adkmountainken 193. The long rider 194. 45 Dragoon 195. lentuk
    196. gmaster805 197. T.Horn 198. Flatbush Harry 199. IansROA 200. Shoknaw
    201. Halger280HVMag 202. Florida Cherokee 203. conder0289 204. Doc Pecos 205. cowboyyyy
    206. ghfljf 207. Scubadale 208. Crisisbill 209. Offthehook 210. xxmaa
    211. CabofDoom 212. whughett 213. NoWin 214. felixmophandle 215. wf4933
    216. WillaminaOR 217. Two Gun Pete 218. ambrotype 219. blee0360 220. OzRed
    221. yugorpk 222. Stukadriver 223. Texas Moon 224. Kulot 225.cyberrman
    226. Erwan 227. dsiddens 228. Timtoolman 229. Sunbird 230. 1861Navy
    231. baronwolff 232. S.B. 233. moparclan 234. stewbud 235. The_one
    236. Noz 237. bushpilotmexico 238. RogueSniper 239. A Regular Joe 240. Dog Soldier
    241. Red Prevatt 242. DD4lifeusmc 243. Bishop Creek 244. Michigan Mike 245. wmgeorge
    246. Roady 247. IronHand 248. Shawn Holland 249. old shooter45 250. Left Hand Roller
    251. Stellan 252. Drick 253. Lstj 254. charliehorse300 255. Hoppo7
    256. glassteel 257. tcass 258. Englishmn 259. Jackrabbit1957 260. Grousebuck
    261. leadhound 262. bannockburn 263. TAMU1980 264. Justintime 265. DeadEyeDave44
    266. USMC - Mott 267. Mustang51 268. Lerk 269. gunsmither 270. flintlock

    Welcome flintlock! :D
     
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  10. ruger357

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    Looks well loved
     
  11. ruger357

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    E281FF3D-9774-45D0-97E5-4D3FC9DDA727.jpeg With a little friend
     
  12. Texas Moon

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    I'm in! (again)
    Things happen when you least expect it.
    Walked in a small shop Saturday morning not expecting to find anything BP related. This shop is mostly tacticool.
    What do I spy down in the bottom corner of the way in the back display case?
    TWO R.O.A.'s! Stainless fixed sight 5.5"s! Bought them for $425 each.
    Serial number search shows made in 1994 on both.
    That is first year production of the 5.5 correct?
    One even had the original box and papers. Even has the wrench.
     
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  13. classicballistx

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    Heartiest congratulations! Please don't let them remain "safe queens". ROA's are better than that.
    Edo.
     
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  14. classicballistx

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    As a matter of fact, ROA Club members get $25 off every cylinder they buy. Are your new 5.5's gloss or satin? I supply both.

    Edo.
     
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  15. ruger357

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    Wow congrats. What a deal you got there
     
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  16. Texas Moon

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    Oh don't worry. They will be shot.
    Both are polished finish. Both used but in very fine condition. One had aftermarket grips. Changed to matching grips.
    Now I gotta get proper leather. :D
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  17. J-Bar

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    Thief! :thumbup:
     
  18. gunsmither

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  19. gunsmither

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    Howdy Jaymo. Just found your posting. The ROA I modified was a "one of" project. It required a fair bit of machining to the frame, and could not be a "drop in" parts set. I'll get some pic's posted of how it operates.
     
  20. gunsmither

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    Here are some pic's of the Remington Style Loading Lever that I made for one of my Old Army's many moons ago; at least 20 years ago if I recall correctly. Started out as a somewhat beat up used gun, so I decided to modify it.
    Seats a ball much smoother than the original factory parts, and looks cooler too, IMHO.
     

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  21. D. Buck Stopshere

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    I used the .44 Ruger Old Army match-grade revolver in NMLRA line matches at the nationals from 1987 till 1999, and locally since then. The .36 caliber "Old Navy" (I will probably get sued by the clothing store) was purchased about five years ago from a friend of mine.

    The .44 ROA with the "Dragoon" brass grip frame was accurized by well-known NRA conventional pistol gunsmith, John Videki, and fitted with Bo-Mar sights. The Ruger "Old Navy" .36 caliber, was custom-built by Tom Ball, well-known N-SSA pistolsmith. It has a 9mm "octagon" barrel with Bo-Mar sights, and stainless steel sleeves in the cylinder chambers (see second photo). I use Hornady or cast .360 RB, c.o.w., & 15 grains of Swiss 3 FG. It belonged to Mr Shoffner who used it to win the NMLRA National Muzzle Loading Pistol Championship in 1997. Both have Herrett custom walnut grips. They each have been fired 25,000+ rounds.

    I would like to join the Ruger Old Army Club by entering these two accurate revolvers.

    The second photo shows the stainless steel sleeves to convert the .44 caliber to .36 caliber. The plunger has also been reduced to .36 cal. IMG_0646.jpg IMG_0649.jpg
     
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  22. arcticap

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    01. ClemBert 02. Eights 03. kanook 04. [email protected] 05. mykeal
    06. adaptandovercome 07. 461 08. junkman_01 09. lonewolf5347 10. rcflint
    11. MCgunner 12.madcratebuilder 13. AbitNutz 14. eastbank 15. robert garner
    16. philuk44 17. HUnter58 18. arcticap 19. BullRunBear 20. theotherwaldo
    21. SC Slowhand 22. Prairie Dawg 23. wittzo 24. Tallbald 25. Smokin_Gun
    26. OB One 27. jungle 28. plumbernater 29. daveinvegas 30. JanZ
    31. George Mabry 32. Benmathes 33. Loosenock 34. higene 35. Rock Island
    36. Erich 37. robhof 38. J-Bar 39. Nomad, 2nd 40. TAURUSBOB
    41. martindl99 42. Vermonter 43. wasatch 44. fogg64 45. BConklin
    46. Howdy Doody 47. bushrod2 48. rdstrain49 49. FirinFlatTop 50. rem1858
    51. straight-shooter 52. edorfox 53. KevininPa 54. Ringo1234 55. pohill
    56. The Don 57. jeepcoma 58. Dave Markowitz 59. Chazz 60. andrewstorm
    61. Steel Wheels 62. Legionnaire 63. NineMilePete 64. 94RUGER 65. Acorn Mush
    66. R.Ganister 67. Boom-stick 68. Buddy 69. Ghost Dog 70. BML
    71. Cult of 1858 72. Jaymo 73. bigbore442001 74. Engineer Bill 75. azyogi
    76. Dr. Leaky 77. Clermont 78. Indy4570 79. ozarkguy 80. Plastikosmd
    81. mrdo1 82. bax504 83. Constrictor 84. BC Mosaic 85. clepidus
    86. did 87. gunboat57 88. Malachi Leviticus Blue 89. Blue Hill 90. Power Keg
    91. SUMIKITO 92. ChasMack 93. Larry Flett 94. RugerShawn 95. tdperry
    96. Rettech 97. renoman 98. tk1971 99. Curator 100. Dan Carey
    101. Old No7 102. Muddydogs 103. Oldnamvet 104. 6.5x55swedish 105. crazysccrmd
    106. Jim, West PA 107. rodwha 108. Varmiter 109. Indian Outlaw 110. Patocazador
    111. Jack Ryan 112. h0use 113. Huntingsaddles 114. GregP42 115. esims
    116. Doak 117. BubbaGoose 118. FreddyKruger 119. Calvados 120. ruger357
    121. wap41 122. DurangoKid 123. Yamavira 124. Onty 125. 4speed
    126. legend 550 127. bri1462 128. regniflow 129. CageDodger 130. HPBroker
    131. mattusmc45 132. 303 133. Jersey Joe 134. Psycho 135. Cast of One
    136. sammass 137. jgray 138. bothenook 139. keybuck 140. davepool
    141. whitetailbob 142. eddie56 143. wklaus 144. cane 145. dickydalton
    146. Sumika 147. woodnbow 148. DMZ 149. white smoke 150. karlthev
    151. The-Reaver 152. Beetle-Bailey 153. cwo2lt 154. snakeman 155. BHP FAN
    156. grter 157. aHFo3 158. Joe Meyer 159. Wild Tom Hipshot 160. mntns2oceans
    161. Btc624 162. kendak 163. pardiniman 164. d-a 165. toolslinger
    166. imforguns 167. EmGeeGeorge 168. MRRAGPICKER 169. ALJS 170. Nelg_Kir
    171. Head Space 172. mbpennin 173. blfuller 174. gifford 175. BullSlinger
    176. jannas1258 177. wkfg 178. rockdc 179. Nite Ryder 180. AmateurSharpshooter
    181. fossil 182. rclark 183. Arganoc 184. sword14 185. Chili_pepper917
    186. Rodman579 187. avatarshots 188. BowerR64 189. raa-7 190. Aaron871
    191. F171 192. adkmountainken 193. The long rider 194. 45 Dragoon 195. lentuk
    196. gmaster805 197. T.Horn 198. Flatbush Harry 199. IansROA 200. Shoknaw
    201. Halger280HVMag 202. Florida Cherokee 203. conder0289 204. Doc Pecos 205. cowboyyyy
    206. ghfljf 207. Scubadale 208. Crisisbill 209. Offthehook 210. xxmaa
    211. CabofDoom 212. whughett 213. NoWin 214. felixmophandle 215. wf4933
    216. WillaminaOR 217. Two Gun Pete 218. ambrotype 219. blee0360 220. OzRed
    221. yugorpk 222. Stukadriver 223. Texas Moon 224. Kulot 225.cyberrman
    226. Erwan 227. dsiddens 228. Timtoolman 229. Sunbird 230. 1861Navy
    231. baronwolff 232. S.B. 233. moparclan 234. stewbud 235. The_one
    236. Noz 237. bushpilotmexico 238. RogueSniper 239. A Regular Joe 240. Dog Soldier
    241. Red Prevatt 242. DD4lifeusmc 243. Bishop Creek 244. Michigan Mike 245. wmgeorge
    246. Roady 247. IronHand 248. Shawn Holland 249. old shooter45 250. Left Hand Roller
    251. Stellan 252. Drick 253. Lstj 254. charliehorse300 255. Hoppo7
    256. glassteel 257. tcass 258. Englishmn 259. Jackrabbit1957 260. Grousebuck
    261. leadhound 262. bannockburn 263. TAMU1980 264. Justintime 265. DeadEyeDave44
    266. USMC - Mott 267. Mustang51 268. Lerk 269. gunsmither 270. flintlock
    271. D. Buck Stopshere


    Welcome D. Buck Stopshere! :D

     
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  23. gunsmither

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    Welcome D.Buck, those are beautiful! Your photo's are so nice. Mine pale in comparison.
    Love the nice checkered grips and especially the round butt grips on the custom .36. Great workmanship. Thanks for showing these!
     
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  24. ruger357

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    Those are gorgeous D. Buck
     
  25. Gadsden2A

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    I hope to be in this club one day. I would love a stainless 5.5. I love my 1858's, but the ruger's are the holy grail of cap and ball revolvers. In my book anyway. I'll be back.
     
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