View Full Version : ROA -- etched S/N on cylinder

December 15, 2009, 11:35 PM
I have a 7.5" Ruger Old Army and just acquired a 5.5" model. I just noticed that on the 5.5" model the last three digits of the S/N are etched onto the rear of the cylinder face. My 7.5" doesn't have this. Is this something Ruger did at one point, or was it a previous owner?
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4V50 Gary
December 15, 2009, 11:36 PM
Sounds like something Ruger would do to ensure that a gun is that is fitted properly remains that way.

December 16, 2009, 12:03 AM
yup i got the same things on my ROA as well as on my blackhawk.

its normal

the rifleer
December 16, 2009, 12:11 AM
my 7.5'' ROA does not have the SN on the cylinder.

December 16, 2009, 12:27 AM
Thanks for the quick replies. Though I wonder why Ruger would do some and not others?

December 16, 2009, 07:52 AM
Though I wonder why Ruger would do some and not others?

All Ruger cylinders leave the factory with the #'s electro penciled on the cylinder. Some are so lightly done that they may not be visible after a few cleaning. Bright light and magnification should help. This has been discussed several times at the two Ruger forums.