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Old June 11, 2009, 01:04 PM   #1
blattea
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1972 Ruger Old Army Found...Advice?

Hi, I don't know much about this gun other than what I've read in the book that was with it and a couple posts on here, but recently my Father passed away and I found this up in the attic. I don't know if it's ever been fired, I know it hasn't been recently. It's a beautiful model, a 1972(I think) Ruger "Old Army" model BP-7-B I think. I'll include a pic, I'm not sure what the other piece is. I was just astonished to find this beaut up there under everything else. I don't know if it's a rare treasure, but I can at least tell this pistol's a damn good piece. I was wondering if anyone could enlighten me a little more about it's value and qualities, especially from someone who has owned one of the same year. Anyway, I'd love to know some more about, I'll probably keep it but then again I dont know how much it's worth yet. Anyone feel like taking time out of their day to help me out a bit? Thanks, Braden


Email works too, but i'll be slower about getting it. Still thanks.
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Old June 11, 2009, 01:34 PM   #2
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The Ruger Old Army is the best-made of all the cap and ball pistols.
While Pietta, and Uberti, and others make exact copies of the 1851 Colt Navy, and the 1860 Colt Army, etc, the Ruger Old Army is not an exact copy of any historical pistol.
Nevertheless they are beautifully made, have very good springs.
Sorry I can't give you the value, go over to gunbroker.com and check out the auctions, I'm sure there are some for sale.
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Old June 11, 2009, 01:38 PM   #3
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Here you go:

http://v4.beta.gunbroker.com/Auction...ruger+old+army

If the pistol is pristine, has all the paperwork with it etc, it would be considered "New in Box."
If so you have a pretty valuable pistol, I am seeing them on GB for $520+ NIB.
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Old June 11, 2009, 08:41 PM   #4
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Hmmm. Gunbroker may not be a good source of value.

There are some rare and unusual Ruger Old Armys with significant collector value. The best place to get a good read on what you have is the Ruger gun forum: www.rugerforum.com. Try the Ruger Revolver subforum.
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