View Full Version : gettin a new revolver

January 30, 2012, 08:14 AM
i might be getting a new toy for my tax return. its not but the closest thing i can think of this looks like is a Ruger Old Army .44 cal. is there anything i should know since i never had one of these? its between this an a SkS.

January 30, 2012, 01:08 PM
You need to know that it needs to be cleaned after every range session or there's a possibility that it could rust.
Loading is a lot slower than with cartridge guns but it's a very gratifying and fun experience to shoot them. It provides a loud boom and the opportunity to adjust the loads to your comfort level.
Most folks don't get tired and bored of shooting cap & ball revolvers but instead look forward to doing it.
It's nice to not need to buy brass cased ammo. Basically a person only needs round balls, powder and percussion caps, a nipple wrench, a powder measure and a powder flask to dispense powder with.
And buying an inexpensive loading stand to hold the revolver upright helps to make loading easier.

Here's a video of my son and I shooting a Remington .44 revolver:


January 30, 2012, 07:15 PM
10 years from now the Ruger Old Army will be worth more than the SKS from an investment standpoint

January 30, 2012, 07:29 PM
My idea is to look up Rem collection at Taylors &Co and check out the Uberti models that are case hardened. They cost more than the standard Pietta but it will be a gun you can be proud of-especially if you fit them w/nipples offered by the possible shop and get a conversion cylinder. OOH we spending some money now! Actually the gun will cost more but I get them at discount (Being a retailer)and only charge 10% plus drop off fee to folks on this thread.

Doc Hoy
January 31, 2012, 03:27 AM
...that folks on this forum would recommend the BP revolver.

As it happens there is a gentleman on the WTB and WTS forum who is offering a very good condition Ruger Old Army (Blued, long barrel adj. sights) for a good price. Look for an entry in the "WTB Used Black Powder Revolver" by Keybear. He is an honest, friendly and decent guy. I think it is worth more than he is asking.

I was considering this revolver but it would be my second ROA and I decided to spend my pennies on an issue I did not previously have.

It is very common for ROA owners to want more than one.

You would never regret this purchase.

January 31, 2012, 09:54 AM
Thank You Doc

I shot the Old Army yesterday afternoon .
Don,t shoot into the wind . LOL
It,s a fun gun and shoots well . After 24 shots I cleaned it .
Very surprised to fined it not to hard to clean took about 30 min.

I,m still going to sell it as I just have more guns then I can shoot ,


Doc Hoy
January 31, 2012, 01:16 PM
Might want to PM Custom Aquatics. He needs your pistol.

January 31, 2012, 03:23 PM

Still for sale Doc .

January 31, 2012, 04:37 PM
That is a Great deal on that ROA, somebody better snatch this up or I sure will.

Keybear, Put me in line wherever that may be! I have one ROA and love it.

January 31, 2012, 05:10 PM
DEERSLAYER I got the old army in trade and never thought about shooting it .
it is fun but shooting any firearm is fun . I see the Ruger Old Army going for 500/600 hundred bucks and that is wild . I got 400 in this one and looking to get my money back .

February 1, 2012, 12:42 AM
dang it!

so many fine pistols out there...

and so little money:(