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Old July 6, 2018, 01:05 AM   #1
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Ruger Old Army, and parts

Won a ROA on Gunbroker for a decent price. Pretty decent shape, a couple of small pits on the barrel but bore is good the price was right. The only issue is the base retaining pin is in tough shape. The pin has a groove in it like someone pounded it through when the cylinder pin wasn't full inserted. So the detent ball is pressed in and the edge of the hole is rolled over so the ball won't come out. inform think I can touch it up so the ball will be pushed out. Anyone have a line on one or have a replacement? I know Green Mt has a set up but I want to keep fairly stock.
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Old July 6, 2018, 12:27 PM   #2
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Send it to Ruger, they will fix it up and send it back. They dont care if you are the original buyer.
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Old July 6, 2018, 01:06 PM   #3
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I wonder if Ruger has any spare parts for the ROA on their shelves?
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Old July 6, 2018, 01:34 PM   #4
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The pin has been discontinued for a while, from my Google-fo looks like everyone is out.
I have some ideas in the head of making a replacement, but it wouldn't be something that's easily taken out. Which wouldn't be the end of the world, but in case down the road I get a conversion cylinder I'd like the option.
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Old July 22, 2018, 04:55 PM   #5
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Jack First makes brand new replacement base pins for the ROA that cost $60 plus $10 S&H.

https://jack-first-gun-parts.myshopi...pin-blue-cb-29

Belt Mountain sells ROA base pins intended for use with conversion cylinders or for those who want to load off the frame with a loading press.
They cost about $30 plus $2 postage.

http://www.beltmountain.com/ruger.htm
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Old July 22, 2018, 09:24 PM   #6
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Nodak, is it the base pin that's messed up (the cylinder "axle"), or the base pin retainer?
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Old July 23, 2018, 12:07 AM   #7
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Base pin retaining pin, wasn't very clear in the original post.
I made a replacement using a shoulder screw and a hex nut I rounded off and made into a round slotted nut. Turned out pretty decent, but a quick cylinder change isn't happening now.
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Old July 23, 2018, 09:09 AM   #8
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They are making a new run of Old Army guns but I can't find any reference on their site.

I just ordered one so they must have parts and do repairs.

https://www.galleryofguns.com/RugerS...spx?item=BP7-C
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Old July 23, 2018, 05:13 PM   #9
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Nodak1858 I bought a quick change cylinder pin for my Ruger Old Army for use with a conversion cylinder. You don't have to mess with the base pin retaining pin with this unit. Works great!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrfSgTaYcD8

Scroll down to the very bottom of the page:
http://beltmountain.com/ruger.htm
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Old July 23, 2018, 07:39 PM   #10
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I check out Gallery and Belt MT, thanks for the links.
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