Well I just bit the bullet and purchased a brand new Ruger Old Army .45 with the fixed sights. It should be here by the end of the week. Here is a photo that was online of the actual gun.
This will be my first venture into the black powder shooting arena and I can't wait! I've already burned out on reading the in and out's of the sport but i'll still keep on reading till the new gun arrives.
Merry Christmas to ME !