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nightwolf1974

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Here' y'are -
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The ball is resisting going into the tight-fitting chamber, and with the axis pin is in its weakest position, with the cut-out bearing against the front edge of the frame, pushing hard down on the loading lever WILL bend it.
This is the ONLY thing about ROAs I dislike, that's why I keep putting off on buying another or S&B (when avialable).
 

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This is the ONLY thing about ROAs I dislike, that's why I keep putting off on buying another or S&B when avialable).
The problem is not the revolver, it's the hamfisted operator, and in my defenc/se, it wasn't me, yer'onner. I loaned it to the guy next to me to Demonstrate and shoot so's I could load up and shoot a few Miniés from my Musketoon, he being a well-regarded shooter, and, like me, an NRA BP-qualified RCO.

I make a special thing of making certain sure that the lock is locked on every occasion I have for taking the cylinder out on the range, which, if I'm truthful, is not very often

If that's the only excuse you have for not buying a ROA then all I can say is that there are obviously way too many of them around where you are. Here in UK you CAN luck in, but usually expect to pay around the $850-900 - Vaquero versions even more.
 

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The problem is not the revolver, it's the hamfisted operator, and in my defenc/se, it wasn't me, yer'onner. I loaned it to the guy next to me to Demonstrate and shoot so's I could load up and shoot a few Miniés from my Musketoon, he being a well-regarded shooter, and, like me, an NRA BP-qualified RCO.

I make a special thing of making certain sure that the lock is locked on every occasion I have for taking the cylinder out on the range, which, if I'm truthful, is not very often

If that's the only excuse you have for not buying a ROA then all I can say is that there are obviously way too many of them around where you are. Here in UK you CAN luck in, but usually expect to pay around the $850-900 - Vaquero versions even more.
That's what they run for (and more) here too mostly.
 

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Thanks for the chart of production.
My two were made in 1974 and 1976. I bought mine (1974) nib while still living in Indianapolis from a little gun shop off Pendleton Pike on the east side of town. Every other weekend my wife and I would travel back to our hometown and I would shoot with my Dad. He liked mine so well he bought his own -1976 production.
When Dad passed I inherited his. I haven't had either out in some time, need to get them some exercise.
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