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Old March 10, 2013, 08:22 PM   #26
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I have no quarrel with Hawg's antipathy towards the ROA. I just like to poke him in the ribs a little now and then. He can stand it.

Historical accuracy is important to me too, but I also like the gun. Just a burden I have to live with.
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Old March 10, 2013, 10:56 PM   #27
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As Doc says the loading lever design is not good. It functions quite well for ramming a ball, but is not user friendly when breaking down the gun.
The quality of the gun and the way it shoots is well worth owning it. Hawg has no use for em, but others do. I'd keep it unless you need the $$. And personally, even if I needed the money, that's a keeper. Sell something else.
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Old March 12, 2013, 05:59 PM   #28
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Read and understood. I doubt I'll get rid of it anytime soon. It doesn't take up any room in secure storage so I can't justify getting rid of it.

We'll see how I like cap 'n' ball shooting - who knows; it could become a new favorite!
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Old March 13, 2013, 06:04 AM   #29
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Your Remington will act a good bit like the ROA in terms of operation. The ROA is just a more refined experience start to finish.

I have two predictions which I will respectfully mention:

1. You will eventually shoot that ROA.

2. More revolvers including Colt clones are in your future.
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Old March 13, 2013, 11:35 AM   #30
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Hawg, I agree completely. No interest in them at all.
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Old March 13, 2013, 05:11 PM   #31
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Hawg, I agree completely. No interest in them at all.
I knew I couldn't possibly be alone.
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Old March 13, 2013, 06:06 PM   #32
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Uh, ....... Me too? (No use for or interest in the ROA)
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Old March 13, 2013, 06:25 PM   #33
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More? Colts? Ugh... I think I have enough!

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Old March 13, 2013, 07:06 PM   #34
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Is this confession time at ROAA (Ruger Old Armies Annonymous)?

Hello, my name is Fingers McGee and I have a pair of ROAs. I succumbed to an evil spell cast upon me by The Brisco Kid, Oliver Loving, Wyandot Jim, Deacon Stone, and J-Bar. They forced me to buy a pair of ROAs and................, as much as I hate to admit it...................., they made me shoot them too.

I swear though, I did not enjoy it, and have hidden the offending revolvers in the back of my gunsafe behind an 1884 Trapdoor so I won't be tempted to use them ever again. They're only being kept for "Investment Purposes".
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Old March 14, 2013, 09:11 AM   #35
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I bow to Finger's superior knowledge in many things. I was appalled by his purchase of the ROAs. I only regained my respect for him when he told me he had hidden them away and would only bring them out in case of a huge offer.
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Old March 14, 2013, 10:53 AM   #36
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I'm surprised that so many

have issues with the loading lever design... If I were after quick reloads with spare cylinders I could conceed that point but if that were the case, why bother installing the rammer at all?

I've always liked the way you can pull the loading lever, rammer and base pin with one hand, replacing it seems to me to be very easy as well and I'm only average in terms of manual dexterity... YMMV but quit hatin' on Bill's best design!!
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Old March 14, 2013, 11:48 AM   #37
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I forgive you Fingers. Remember, those things are like Kryptonite. Don't touch them. They are toxic. The only reason to have one (or in your case, TWO) is for investment purposes so that some day you can profit from someone's greater foolishness.
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Old March 14, 2013, 12:18 PM   #38
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You can never have enough.........

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More? Colts? Ugh... I think I have enough!
but, this is a good start

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Old April 26, 2013, 01:09 PM   #39
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Whaooooo nice collection ! Congrats
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Old April 26, 2013, 04:24 PM   #40
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Hey Sebou. Where you been hiding?? Haven't seen you post in awhle.
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Old April 26, 2013, 07:23 PM   #41
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Going to try to pick up some more at the Gun Show this week end.

1860s and rifles



1851 patterns



Smaller revolvers

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Old April 26, 2013, 07:26 PM   #42
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Not quite enough

Closed frame and Dragoons



Cartridge revolvers




ROAs and two I don't have cases for

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Old April 26, 2013, 07:31 PM   #43
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And finally

A .41 caliber five shot Smith and Wesson copy that my father brought back from China during WW II. And a .32 that my Great Aunt carried in her purse up until the last time she was out of the house. The occassion was two weeks before she crossed over to the other side. She was out with my folks drinking gin and tonic at a bar in Naples, FL. Had the .32 in her purse. She was 99 years of age and almost completely blind. My dad made sure the .32 was unloaded.

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