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I've got a Ruger Old Army body I came across. I'm trying to resurrect it. (My current hobby is rescuing old neglected and injured BP guns)...

 

I need a cylinder, finish doesn't matter. I've got everything else. Condition doesn't matter...

 

Lemme know whatcha got

McC

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I've got a Ruger Old Army body I came across. I'm trying to resurrect it. (My current hobby is rescuing old neglected and injured BP guns)...

 

I need a cylinder, finish doesn't matter. I've got everything else. Condition doesn't matter...

 

Lemme know whatcha got

McC

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PM sent.

 

PM sent right back atcha!

 

Thanks!

Duc

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I've got a Ruger Old Army body I came across. I'm trying to resurrect it. (My current hobby is rescuing old neglected and injured BP guns)...

 

I need a cylinder, finish doesn't matter. I've got everything else. Condition doesn't matter...

 

Lemme know whatcha got

McC

Did you get my PM?

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I followed the link Dawg, I just had to look. I love your idea of "pricey" but I think unreasonable might be more appropriate. I also noticed that there were NO bids. I think I paid that for one of the several Kirst Converter that I've bought. I wonder what Ruger charges for fitting a new one at the factory? What shape is your old one in, you might have it polished and reblued if it's pitting? And lastly keep you eyes peeled because a converter comes up for sale once in a while that would at least let you shoot the pistol.

 

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I followed the link Dawg, I just had to look. I love your idea of "pricey" but I think unreasonable might be more appropriate. I also noticed that there were NO bids. I think I paid that for one of the several Kirst Converter that I've bought. I wonder what Ruger charges for fitting a new one at the factory? What shape is your old one in, you might have it polished and reblued if it's pitting? And lastly keep you eyes peeled because a converter comes up for sale once in a while that would at least let you shoot the pistol.

 

Tintype #92999

 

 

I called them about that around this time last year....that option was not one their radar at that time, and I don't think it is now either....too much money to be made with these new fangled semi auto pistol things.

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Classic Ballistics makes after-market ROA cylinders.

They work well.

I had a bunch for a while -- sold them a few years ago.

New, they cost $225.

Makes the ebay cylinder seem inexpensive by comparison.

When Ruger sold cylinders, they charged $25 to fit one.

To get one, you had to send them your gun.

 

--Dawg

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Ruger OA parts are getting very hard to find. You can't even get replacement factory nipples anymore. Whether or not a price is "unreasonable" depends on supply and how much someone really wants a spare cylinder.

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Hey Dawg, I just checked and Classic Ballistics is now affiliated with Kirst. I have a question though. If you have to have a new cap amd ball cylinder fitted then why can you buy a Kisrt and just put it on? I have a couple of the converters and they fit just fine out of the box. And you are right $224.95

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Hey Dawg, I just checked and Classic Ballistics is now affiliated with Kirst. I have a question though. If you have to have a new cap amd ball cylinder fitted then why can you buy a Kisrt and just put it on? I have a couple of the converters and they fit just fine out of the box. And you are right $224.95

 

Simple answer. Sometimes you can and sometimes you can't. All machines have tolerances, sometimes they line up, sometimes they don't. I have Kirsts that dropped right in, others took some work. I have Rugers with sequential serial numbers where the cylinders will not interchange.

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