The RUGER OLD ARMY Club

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

  1. Bibbyman

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    Our local toy store got in a stainless ROA and I took my blued model in and made a trade. Looks to be unfired. Got scrimshawed grip panels. Was that a Ruger option? Aftermarket?

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  2. Malachi Leviticus Blue

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    I'd expect any Ruger grips to have Ruger medallions.
     
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  3. cowboydave

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    I think the grips would be aftermarket. That is a beautiful ROA .
     
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  4. hooisershooter

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    That is a beautiful Ruger! Really like the grips on it!
     
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    1988 production. Stainless sure helps with cleaning anxiety after a day at the range!
     
  6. noelf2

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  7. Enfieldier

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    I can put this aside for awhile before cleaning compared to a regular carbon steel C&B revolver.
     
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  8. hooisershooter

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    Nice. I like it.
     
  9. ClemBert

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    Prices for these on Gunbroker seem to be really going nuts.
     
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    Don’t wait too long. I’ve seen them really messed up this way.
     
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  11. J-Bar

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    Please reconsider. I have examined quite a few stainless ROAs with deeply pitted bores and chambers. Cleaning really doesn’t take that long.
     
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    I hope to be added to the club muster!
    Remington New Army 1858
    Ruger Old Army marked “200th Year of American Liberty”

    Shown with Howell conversion cylinder and Belt Mountain quick change



    And a whole lotta fun
     
  13. Dark Skies

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    I have a friend who simply removes the grips and stuffs it in the dishwasher. When his wife isn't looking, obviously.
     
  14. noelf2

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    Exactly what I was thinking. I picked up a stainless ROA that had a severely pitted bore, especially at the forcing cone, for cheap. Rest of the gun was in fine shape. Someone probably thought he didn't have to worry about it because it was stainless, and forgot to clean it. I got a replacement barrel from Clements, one of his pulls from the custom work he does. Gary Barnes fitted it for me. Great gun, and gets cleaned right away.
     
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  15. ClemBert

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    I see Belt Mountain tried to obsolete my "ClemBert pin" with their quick change contraption....LOL. Looks good though.
     
  16. moose1858

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    Clearly my lack of knowledge of your pin betrays my ignorance and as a renowned gunsmith my opinion pales in comparison
    But
    I have always been of a mind my own expertise should stand on its own without promotion by disparaging another kind sir …
    Feel free if you are so inclined to call my wife fat or my children slow witted but in all decency I implore you not to refer to my gun, or it’s assembled parts as a “contraption”
    I usually do not offer in polite society to offer my opinion on manners, but I should hope an assemblage of gentleman spoken of as “ The High Road” might understand

    By all means I value everyone’s right to their opinion and it’s full 2 cents worth
    If insulting remarks about my Ruger Old Army are the price of admission to this club then I regretfully and respectfully withdraw my request to muster in …
    Thank you all the same kind sir
     
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  17. 45 Dragoon

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    Moose, I think you read something into ClemBert's post that wasn't there. To me it sounded more "self aggrandizing" than any slight towards you. I happen to know Mr. ClemBert personally and don't believe he had any underlying meaning. Besides, he's one of the members that "liked" your post !! Lol!!

    Mike
     
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  18. moose1858

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  19. Bibbyman

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    Just before Christmas I traded a blue ROA for a stainless. Christmas afternoon was nice enough to get out the camera and shoot it and video of the event. My intentions were to put up a YouTube video yet Christmas day. But I ran into problems. The weather and life got in the way and I didn't get back to the project until a few days ago. I don't have it running 100% reliable but will try other caps, etc. Anyway, here's the video.

     
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  20. hooisershooter

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    Isn’t that the truth
     
  21. sobrbiker883

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    I just got it April ‘22, 1999 ROA.
    My first foray into cap and ball (or any BP for that matter).
    Fun stuff so far!! I got a pair of factory wood grips recently, but the fit leaves a bit to be desired…

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  22. Michigan Mike

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    That's a beauty.
     
  23. Michigan Mike

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    I'm in love.
     
  24. Michigan Mike

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  25. Jackrabbit1957

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    Do my eyes deceive me, no Ruger beauty ring around the cylinder? Wow, nice gun.
     
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