My Ruger Old Army and how I got it.

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sekiar39

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I would like to share a shot story of how I got my ROA. About 35 or so years ago my brother-in-law and his friend, Jack headed 200+ miles south, on their BMW motorcycles, bringing Jack's new stainless ROA and everything needed to shoot. Jack's wife put her foot down saying NO guns allowed in the house. If I remember right I paid Jack $200. for everything. And by the way this is the model with the adjustable rear sight. I just took it out of the safe today and remembered just how it came to be.
 

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That turned out to be a heck of a deal! I wonder if Jack's deal turned out as well...
Jack is in fair condition, however his wife's mind is really bad now. I think she was a good person with a liberal mind set. She is a lawyer and Jack was head of a school district, both very educated people. In any case she helped me get a nice ROA. So I kinda like her. ha
 
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Jack is in fair condition, however his wife's mind is really bad now. I think she was a good person with a liberal mind set. She is a lawyer and Jack was head of a school district, both very educated people. In any case she helped me get a nice ROA. So I kinda like her. ha
I hope my attempt at humor did not offend you. I certainly meant no disrespect. I hope that your friend AND his wife are doing, and continue to do well.
 

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I hope my attempt at humor did not offend you. I certainly meant no disrespect. I hope that your friend AND his wife are doing, and continue to do well.
No, no, none taken. Like all comments. Thanks for your input.
 
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Got my first ROA (stainless 7.5”) at a gun show many, many years ago. Traded an unmentionable (4” S&W Model 28) straight across. I suppose it was a fairly fair trade at the time, maybe I came up a little short. Anyway, years later I bought that 28 back, for a fair price at that time. Won my second stainless 7.5” ROA off gunbroker before they went crazy. Glad to have a pair of them. Found a couple of the conversion cylinders at a fair price too, although I have never used them.
 

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I had one stainless shot it it was OK I guess, but that off size ball was a deal breaker.
My other Colt is a .44 uses a .451" ball. Result the ROA with the pieces part loading lever and what was leftof the box of balls went By By and I never looked back.
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Jack is in fair condition, however his wife's mind is really bad now. I think she was a good person with a liberal mind set. She is a lawyer and Jack was head of a school district, both very educated people. In any case she helped me get a nice ROA. So I kinda like her. ha
Poor Jack! Living with someone as messed up as that has to hurt. A lawyer and a gun hater - wow.

Explain what you mean by "...his wife's mind is really bad now." Does she have Alzheimer's?
 
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