Ruger Old Army .45 muzzle loader
A very Good Ruger old Army .45 black powder revolver.This is still in its original case and has hardly been shot.It comes with the rare white grips.
Pistol / Hand Guns
£ 750 ONO
Firearm - Section 1
The Ruger Old Army revolver is unusual in that, unlike most percussion revolvers on the market, it was not based on a historical design, but was a modification of Ruger's Blackhawk model, which was itself based upon the cartridge-firing Colt Peacemaker.
The Old Army revolver accordingly incorporates many modern design features, though employing antiquated black-powder component loading.
This design was built around the Blackhawk, but it takes its styling cues from the Remington Model 1858 cap and ball pistol.
This is due to the frame being longer in front to accommodate the loading lever and pivot pin.
Earlier models listed as .44 caliber, later as .45, but all use a .457” round balls or .454” conical bullets of pure lead. We have these in stock.
Unlike the Blackhawk, the Old Army did not make use of Ruger's transfer bar safety; instead the revolver relied upon a series of safety notches between each chamber on the cylinder like some models of the remington/colt or other black powder revolvers of the mid-19th century had.
USE ONLY CURRENTLY AVAILABLE BLACK POWDER OF RECENT MANUFACTURE USING THE MANUFACTURERS APPROVED LOADS
A link to the Owner's manual:
Thank you Bill Ruger !