.36 Ruggles patent underhammer

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  1. Jun 21, 2012 #1

    codymobley

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    I got my underhammer in yesterday from Rod Olsen and it didn't disappoint. I asked for it to be stocked in maple and have the earlier semi-circle hammer and from the day he started to the day it shipped was only 9 days!

    Here's some pics:

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    .36 calibre with a 6" barrel

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  2. Jun 21, 2012 #2

    Swede50

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    Interesting Pistol how much did it cost?
     
  3. Jun 22, 2012 #3

    F.G. Ford

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    Very nice gun, looking forward for a report!
    Fred
     
  4. Jun 22, 2012 #4

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    Looks just like what Rod sent me, except for the Hammer. I really like that earlier hammer.
    Mark
     
  5. Jun 22, 2012 #5

    kenhulme

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    Nice! He sure does a good job! I like the older hammer, too. Mine has the flat hammer. Next time I'll get the older style.

    Swede - He charges about $125 to $175 depending on barrel length. Makes good looking long arms too.
     
  6. Jun 22, 2012 #6

    sffone

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    Very nice. Just curious -- what do you find most appealing about the underhammer design?
     
  7. Jun 22, 2012 #7

    Oldnamvet

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    What I have always liked about underhammers was that unobstructed sight plane, rapid ignition, simple mechanics, and ability to use either right or left handed.
     
  8. Jun 22, 2012 #8

    kenhulme

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    Appealing? Their sex appeal. Look at this 24th century "Ray Gun" design from the early-mid 1800s:
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    Yes that is an original First Model Pocket Rifle by Ethan Allen (not the one from the Rev. War) It has an 8" barrel (from the hammer to the muzzle).

    They sure as heck don't make a firearm that sexy today!
     
  9. Jun 23, 2012 #9

    Woodbutcher

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    Really great looking work! Contact info for Mr. Olson would be greatly appreciated. Woodbutcher
     
  10. Jun 23, 2012 #10

    codymobley

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    I like the historical aspect of it all. The Ruggles action was the first patented percussion action in the United States (there were other's before with conversions, etc. but his was the first to be patented). I also like the simplistic nature of the action: two moving parts (trigger and hammer) and two springs.
     

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