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Ruger Old Army
Muzzle Loading Revolver
Calibre .45
Serial No 145 - 87156
Stainless Model
£525

The Ruger Old Army is a black-powder percussion revolver introduced in 1972 by the Sturm Ruger company and manufactured until 2008

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 design 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.

Confusing earlier models listed as .44 caliber, later as .45, but all use a .457” round balls or .454” conical bullets of pure lead.

This example is marked .45

Comes with the original box, Instructions & combination nipple key & screwdriver

Excllent Condition