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AJAX22
01-09-2011, 8:50 PM
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u115/Ratduster77/RugerOldArmysnubconceptart.jpg

Ruger army in stainless,

Cut the frame and reshape to a birdshead configuration,

remove loading lever and weld frame to plug piston hole

Cut trigger guard, and extend it to allow for use with gloves.

Shorten barrel to aprox 1-2 inches (just long enough to mount front site)

And make a dandy pocket pistol...

This should be legal for me to play with in NYC... I just can't have cap, ball or powder...

TKM
01-09-2011, 9:49 PM
Bump it up just a little.

http://www.gunblast.com/Cumpston_ClementsFugett.htm

ElvenSoul
01-09-2011, 9:53 PM
How about a big scope?

VegasND
01-10-2011, 5:10 AM
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u115/Ratduster77/RugerOldArmysnubconceptart.jpg
...make a dandy pocket pistol...
It doesn't look like it would be too hard to do. Have you got plans to begin the work?
...This should be legal for me to play with in NYC... I just can't have cap, ball or powder...
So you can have the revolver, but not the means to use it?

B Strong
01-10-2011, 5:35 AM
I like the way you think.

I know it's not BP, but here's mine - it's in my for sale thread if anyone's interested:

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/7845/mvc819s.jpg

harmoniums
01-10-2011, 8:24 AM
Are you allowed to have pre 1898 cartridge pistols in NYC?

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AJAX22
01-10-2011, 8:57 AM
My reading of the law is that you can posess non metallic cartridge guns, and long arms made before 1894.

But you cannot posess munitions to make them operable.

Metalica cartridge pistols require an antique pistol permit for the pre 1898 metallic cartridge pistols.

quiet-wyatt
01-10-2011, 9:30 AM
I like the way you think.

I know it's not BP, but here's mine - it's in my for sale thread if anyone's interested:

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/7845/mvc819s.jpg

What caliber is that - .44 Mag?

AJAX22
01-10-2011, 11:20 AM
It doesn't look like it would be too hard to do. Have you got plans to begin the work?

So you can have the revolver, but not the means to use it?

Well, step one is to obtain gainful employment... ;) so I can spend toy money again.

Step two would be to obtain the stainless ruger old army...

Step 3 would be to track down a ruger birdshead gripframe in stainless (and possibly an adapter... depending on which birdshead frame I can actually get my hands on)

For the triggerguard extension work, I'll probably have to send it out to someone with a tig setup,

The same goes for plugging the plunger hole... thats really not something I could do myself even back in CA.... and as long as I'm sending it off to get work done, I might as well have the same smith cut and crown the barrel, re mount the front site, and make a custom takedown pin.

As long as I'm putting this together in my mind first.... there's a little part of me that wants to have a new hex barrel crafted for her... but it would be expensive... and I'm not 100% sure it would be worth it.

I may also inlet the back of the frame to allow for ease of loading with a gated cartridge conversion (which I would keep in PA or somewhere else where it could be legally used)

and Yes, I can have the revolver, but not the means to use it..


My original concept was to actually use a 1858 remmy.... and I may still cut one of those up myself If I can find one cheap enough...

but the ruger has a lot of potential as a platform for customization.

bohoki
01-10-2011, 2:14 PM
i wish they made this in black powder
http://hellinahandbasket.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/20-shot-josselyn-revolver.jpg

AJAX22
01-18-2011, 7:19 PM
i wish they made this in black powder
http://hellinahandbasket.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/20-shot-josselyn-revolver.jpg

There really is no reason why they couldn't....

just need to get an original (or exact measurements of the original)

Flintlock Tom
01-19-2011, 1:28 PM
Here's the frame:
MidwayUSA (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=821208)

AJAX22
01-19-2011, 5:32 PM
Here's the frame:
MidwayUSA (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=821208)

U the man :D

Flintlock Tom
01-21-2011, 7:17 AM
I'm an old-fashioned blued steel and walnut grips kinda' guy, and I already have a Ruger Old Army in blue, but that stainless model really looks sharp.

Dang-it.