The RUGER OLD ARMY Club

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

  1. sobrbiker883

    sobrbiker883 Member

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    Mine? The extra cylinder in the case is a Howell conversion cylinder capped with firing pins that allows shooting of 45 Colt/Schofield cartridge ammo.
     
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  2. Jackrabbit1957

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    Has it been shot in that pistol? My remark about a beauty ring comes from Ruger's habit of timing their revolvers to drop the bolt so early that it leaves a ring about halfway between the locking notches. Never understood why they did that.
     
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  3. sobrbiker883

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    Thanks.
    Gotcha, the guy I it from couldn’t remember shooting the percussion cylinder more than once and a few successful javelina/bear hunts with the 45C conversion cylinder.
     
  4. Jackrabbit1957

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    Bad part is it's a very easy fix, a couple of strokes with a needle file will put the bolt drop right into the cylinder lead cuts.
     
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  5. robhof

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    If you pack the insides with red grease after a thorough cleaning, then you only have to hose out the gun and run a few patches through the cylinders and barrel, but as stated above don't wait too long, stainless will pit, I had to change out the barrel on one of my Gunbroker finds after finding severe pitting in the bore and cylinder, luckily I found the parts for relatively cheap on Ebay. Funny thing, even with badly pitted bore, it shot as well as my other ROA, that was bought unfired?
     
  6. Jackrabbit1957

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    That's the way my first ROA is, recrowned the barrel and all is good, pits and all.
     
  7. gnappi

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    I owned a blued Old Army Waaay back in the last century, I sold it and always wanted one in Stainless. Last week I stumbled on one in a LGS and the price was too hard to resist, so it followed me home :)

    I dug out all of my old BP stuff and as soon as I can get some caps and powder I'll give it a go.

    Back in the day, since I'm not fond of black powder I used Pyrodex P, and I'll likely start with that unless anyone has other options like Triple Seven I can look for if Pyrodex isn't available.


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  8. sobrbiker883

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    gnappi-nice score! I love those grips-I’ve got Ajax fake ivories and have bought two sets of wood rugers so far that don’t fit well.
    I haven’t been able to find any BP, but from what I’ve read since getting mine I chose to go with T7. The ROA for me will not be a target gun, but may be used for javelina hunting and seems to be doing great with a 35gr (volume) charge, which is energy equivalent to 40.2 of BP, under .457 balls and a lubed wad.
    Hits on with fully lowered rear sight at 70yds for me so I’m not gonna mess with it.
    I’ll grab BP when I can find it, because it will be more cost effective for practice and jackrabbits.
     
  9. Jackrabbit1957

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    Oh yeah, loved shooting at Jackrabbits with mine! You might give a 452 lead conical a try, you roll them between 2 crosscut files to make them fit the chambers. I've hit Jackrabbits out to 75 yards with bullets like that, it's a done deal, no flopping around just down. Enjoy it, its more fun than we ought to be allowed to have.
     
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  10. gnappi

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    Hmmm.... you're right. I picked up a SS 7.5" last week and I "thought" it was a good price at $500 (no box) out the door, reading your post I checked GB and was really surprised at the silly prices. It makes no sense... maybe there's fear of a gun ban coming? :)
     
  11. Patocazador

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    Nice revolver. What are they going for now?

    I like the holster too. Is it a Safari Land?
     
  12. gnappi

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    Egads, I see starting prices of $900 and up. The holster is a Bianchi.
     
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