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Ruger Old Army Black Powder Rant

AdamsQuailHunterAdamsQuailHunter Member Posts: 2,000 ✭✭✭✭
edited February 6 in General Discussion

I got rid of my 1858 old army black powder pistol and replaced it with a Ruger Old Army with adjustable target sights. The 'ram' mechanism buggered up on the second chamber. I called Ruger to find out how to get it to them for repairs. I was told they did not have any parts and did not do repairs on the Ruger Old Army. I had a bad experience with Ruger years ago with an early Bearcat - Single Six Convertible - & - Vaquero. I was a dummy for sending them to an "Authorized Service Center' to have the 'transfer bar' installed as a 'safety measure'. They buggered all three of them up royally. I contacted William (Bill) Ruger himself and was told I did not have to send them in and probably was an idiot for doing so. I countered with if he was buried after he died and not cremated - and I ever found out where he was buried - and if I was ever within 100 miles of the site - I would make a side trip and what I would leave on his grave would not be mistaken for flowers.

So now I remember why I do not have any Ruger Red Label shotguns among the bunch of shotguns I have. I will not live to be 130 years old and make another Ruger mistake after more than 50 years again. 

So if you have a Ruger Old Army black powder pistol and anything goes awry - no parts - no Ruger repair. 

Rant Over - Regards - AQH


  • Kevin_LKevin_L Member Posts: 1,354 ✭✭✭✭

    Excellent rant. 5 out of 5 stars.

    "...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." 🍺 🇺🇲 🍔

  • tomh.tomh. Member Posts: 3,812 ✭✭✭✭

    At least it came with the entire owners manual stamped on the barrel.

  • Ditch-RunnerDitch-Runner Member Posts: 24,365 ✭✭✭✭

    Good rant

    and sad that's the response you received

    But i will call out the line about leaving something on the the grave I think I heard that line in the old John Wayne shootist movie lol

    I have only sent one gunback to the factory it was a Springfield xds that had a recall

    They did a fast turn around and sent me a couple magazines for it

    For my trouble

  • mac10mac10 Member Posts: 2,525 ✭✭✭✭

    They don't have parts or service for older mini14 either

  • Gunnut358Gunnut358 Member Posts: 310 ✭✭✭✭

    The Old Army hasn't been made since, what, 2008? I don't doubt that they have no parts left. A few years ago I emailed RCBS about a new handle for a press I had picked up. Turns out the press hadn't been made since the '70s.

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