SS, Fired only ten times, no scratches or wear, mint condition. Owners manual, no box. Uncle Mikes camo shoulder holster incl.
After achieving tremendous success with his fine Single Six, Blackhawk, and Super Blackhawk single action cartridge revolvers, the late Bill Ruger set out to design and produce the finest cap and ball revolver ever made. The result is the Old Army, which is based on the three-screw Blackhawk lockwork and uses the same grip frame. This is a traditional single action revolver with a half cock hammer position, not the Ruger New Model lockwork with the transfer bar ignition system.
A summary of the specifications of Ruger's Old Army .45 revolver are as follows.
Type: muzzleloading, cap and ball, six-shot revolver
Caliber: .45 BP
Proper ball or conical bullet diameter: .457"
Overall length: 13 1/2" (with 7.5" barrel)
Weight: 2 7/8 pounds
The Ruger Old Army feels good in the hand. The satin stainless metal finish is attractive and durable. There is virtually no cylinder endplay, the bolt locks the cylinder with minimal movement, and the flash gap is tight and uniform.
Pulling the trigger on a blackpowder revolver produces a flash, a bang, and a cloud of smoke, but not much recoil. Shooting the Old Army feels about like shooting a target load in a .38 Special cartridge revolver. Ruger Old Army revolvers can deliver fine accuracy.
Trades Accepted: No
Locate in SE MI. Local pick up only.