FOR SALE Ruger Old Army for sale

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  1. May 12, 2019 #1

    McClura

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    I have a Ruger Old Army Blackpowder revolver for sale. It was made in 1973 according to Ruger's web site. It had a taller front site installed on it before I got it in 1990.
    They do that with these to target shoot. It brings the impact down about 6 inches so the adjustable back sight can be moved up or down to get your load centered.
    I shot competition with it for a while at 25 & 50 yds with roundball and hunted with it using light conicals.
    When shooting targets I used 25 grn. of 3F blackpowder until I found 777. I then would put about one 9mm shell casing full of Cream of Wheat on top of the powder, then the roundball with a dab of bore butter on top of that. Shot great groups at 25 yds.
    I have the nipple wrench for it and will make a copy of the Ruger Manual I got with my other ROA. I also have a black canvas flap case with it. It has some scratches and bumps but is a great pistol. You can get extra nipples from Track of the Wolf or other Black Powder Suppliers. It still locks up pretty good for it's age. If you are interested in hunting with it there are many posts on YouTube and some about Kaido Ojamaa bullets , conicals that I hunt with. Here is a Link to the conicals I'm talking about.

    Will take $450.00 shipped priority to you.
    Mike
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  2. May 15, 2019 #2

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    The front sight is on backwards.
     
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  3. May 15, 2019 #3

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    The sight is correct. It was designed to look like a ramp.


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  4. May 18, 2019 #4

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    The front sight can be seen either way. If one is a competitive shooter like me, the front sight looks like a Patridge sight design, except on backwards. If one is a recreational shooter or hunter, it looks like a ramp sight. The ramp front sight is easy to draw out of a holster. The owner said he did both target shooting and hunting.

    Ramp front sights do not make good target sights for bullseye shooting. A Patridge front sight will have the face of the tall edge of the sight facing the rear, preferably, "undercut". This allows the rear face of the front sight to form a "shadow" edge, naturally blacking it out, making it more crisp and defined with the square notch of the rear sight. IMHO. Hope this helps.
     
  5. May 19, 2019 #5

    McClura

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    Lowered Price- $350.00-
    Thanks D Buck. I have had probably 6 or 7 of these and that is the way the sight comes on them. I had two stainless but traded both for a modern Remington XP100R in 260 Rem.
    I would use black out on sunny days and I would use a Sharpie on low light days because it would shine a little to pick up the top of the sight.
    Mike
     
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    If that $350 price is with shipping to CA I will take it ---
     
  7. May 21, 2019 #7

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    Well???
     
  8. May 22, 2019 #8

    McClura

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    Just got home. Been putting power lines back up after several storms hit here Saturday.
    Are there any special rules or regulations for shipping a black powder gun into CA. ?
    It is yours if there are no rules prohibiting shipping to you.
    Mike
     
  9. May 22, 2019 #9

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    You can send ML's and black powder pistols and Cap and Ball revolvers to Calif. Just had some sent to me. And I live in crazy Ca.
     
  10. May 22, 2019 #10

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    You got my curiosity up so I looked up web pages about shipping guns to California.

    Everything I found says there is no problem with shipping muzzleloading or cap & ball pistols directly to someone in that state.

    The states that cause problems are: HI, IL, MA, MI, NJ, and NY,
     
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    Geez, dont tell em about those states regs, we all know CA will not wanna be one upped on REGULATIONS!
     
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    No law against send or buying muzzle loading firearms in CA directly to an individual. OK -- so send your info to pberkuta@earthlink.net and we can get the ball rolling.
     
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    You can ship muzzle loaders and cap & ball to NYS but not the city.
     
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    Well - as of yet I have not received your address or how you want to be paid. If you do not give me your information in an email which I will place here again <pberkuta@earthlink.net> I will assume that you are reneging on the sale of this Ruger Old Army. I also sent you a personal message 5 minutes ago with this same info.
     
  15. May 22, 2019 #15

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    Geez, give the guy a minute to breath. He responded only yesterday evening asking about shipping to CA, and you are on early this morning thinking he reneged on the deal.

    Not everyone lives on the internet day and night.
     
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    And he stated he been arse busting on grid repair.
     
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    Must be in the water out there in California. Impatience
     
  18. May 22, 2019 #18

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    NOW you tell me. :eek: I only shot a ROA, Redhawk and Single Six competitively for more than 30 years (and did quite well, thank you) with that 'backwards' sight. Nobody ever told me I was doing it wrong. ;)
     
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    This is in response to all you naysayers who think I am out of line --- if you put something up for sale and commit to it then you better deliver -- no matter where you live - a deal's a deal - I live by my word. If he would have responded and said what he was going to do I would not be writing this message or any prior ones on this subject. He was on this forum today at around 3 am - check it out. He could have sent me an email with his plans. The rest of you "buttinskies" should mind your own business - it's not your deal or your money.
     
  20. May 22, 2019 #20

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    Rule #20 of the classified's section...
    Unless you are interested in buying the item or asking specific questions about it, comments about the offering critiquing it are not proper and will be deleted.

    Shouldn't it also say critiquing the buyer or seller is not proper and wont be tolerated.

    If you don't have a dog in the fight...act like it!!

    PS, i hope you two can come to a resolution, but i dont have a dog in this fight.
     
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