Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by piettakid, Mar 21, 2021.
Those are Taylors for the Blackhawk, I got those on Ebay, they do require a bit of fitting, why I have 2 grip screws on one of them, but they were much cheaper than new offerings.
I have both and the ROAs are way better than the R&S. I just needed to have an R&S!
Yeah - with all the concern about dems banning guns, the demand for cartridge guns is pretty high right now.. If the repubs take over congress in 2022 maybe things will change.
The ROA was so great because it WASN’T made of soft Italian steel. It was as tough and durable as Ruger’s centerfire Blackhawk series and they were built like a tank. They could only afford to be brought to market at a reasonable price point due to Pine Trees advanced investment casting procedures.
An American made CNC ROA clone might be very good, but it would be VERY expensive to say the least. It was a design and manufactature uniquely Ruger that had its place in history that is sadly over! The ROA will never be released again. It didn’t sell well hence why it was discontinued and now today the youth want nothing to do with black powder muzzleloading revolvers and the few old guys that would buy the new tooled up for ROA are dying off.
IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN.
I guess I'm a statistical outlier.. I turned 21 last November,and had been dreaming of owning muzzleloaders since i was a child. Something about my philosophy that simply evolved when i became an engineer. Something about being able to appreciate where we are in technology by appreciating where we came from.
But I see what you're getting at, it's the same thing with my other hobby, Numismatics. Young people aren't generally interested in such things anymore.
Is it a worthwhile improvement?
Your thinking in the right direction but that is precisely why the ROA is the most versatile revolver ever made! The Blackhawk cyl length isn't long enough to incorporate provision for nipples and have an adequate volume for powder. We would be listing it as the most anemic big bore bp revolver!! But, making the ROA into a Blackhawk is the direction to go in. That's the reason for the gated conversion. With that ability, the ROA can do it all . . . and very well.
Sounds like nobody would buy a ROA for $650.00 - $700 . . . oh wait a minute, they already do . . and that's for the "sighted" variety!!
Maybe a smaller company that wants to increase it's production, and to distinguish itself, and they could even sell direct to the public.
Even the ROA has room for improvements, the blued models had aluminum grip frames up until 1985.
It's just whether or not a company wants to make the long term investment.
I think it was a labor of love. Bill Ruger once said the ROA was the gun design he was most proud of.
Never say never. We could get a gun ban in america and if BP was still not classed as a firearm, BP sales would soar.
Be careful, CZ may get the Huglu Cooperative in Turkey busy making Colt Dragoons
"Sort of" is even a stretch. Actually they are a lot more like the Spiller and Burr in ways than they are the Remington. The Old Army is not a close copy at all of any historic revolver.
I got tired of bidding on Rogers and Spencers that went to this price and above. Yes the Ruger is better in every way !Now if Pietta was to make a coil spring version with a very few modern internal improvements and sell it for $500 we would have a winner. Still would not be as strong as the Ruger Old Army .
I figure if Ruger could hold a $400 price point, they could sell some.
I said American made, which implies guns made as good as the current SAA. I'd rather send a Uberti to Turnbull than buy a cheap knockoff with the Colt name.
If they make more on their AR style rifle, they'll do that. Chase the $$$ (and I can't blame them for wanting to be profitable to their shareholders).
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