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Bob Wright 05-27-2008 03:44 PM

My first Ruger..............
 
This is my first Ruger, and the first brand-new gun I ever bought. I have had it just over fifty years now, and fired just over 16,000 rounds through it:


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I bought the gun May 2, 1958, in Paso Robles, California, while stationed at Camp Roberts with the 10th Infantry. I have fitted an Old Army steel grip frame with a wide trigger from Dave Clements. I had Dave refinish the gun, sending it to Doug Turnbull for clor case hardening. The grips are mesquite, from Cary Chapman. Cary recently confirmed that these are the first mesquite grips he made.

Bob Wright

CA357 05-27-2008 04:06 PM

That is a handsome and well cared for handgun. I hope you enjoy it for another fifty years Bob.

h&k bigdaddydieseldan 05-27-2008 05:21 PM

Very nice looking Bob and it still looks great even after fifty years and 16,000 rounds going through it :D :cool:

Ruger Redhawk 05-27-2008 07:31 PM

Good looking gun, those grips sure are purdy.

Dillinger 05-27-2008 11:39 PM

Really nice piece Bob - Very well maintained. You have some really nice taste in revolvers. :D

JD

iloveguns 06-10-2008 09:13 PM

That is a beautiful gun. You should be proud. I hope you are as fortunate to last that long. Very nice.:D

stalkingbear 06-29-2008 11:16 PM

Excellent ruger there!!!!!

hudd357mag 08-06-2008 07:07 AM

Beautiful finish on it. Has a lot of character. I dont think I have put 16,000 rounds through my 22 yet:confused:

cpttango30 08-08-2008 12:52 PM

WOW That is one SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET Looking pistolero you got there my man. I have always urned for a single action revolver some nice leather and a 10 gal hat to play cowboy and Natitive American brothers with. (You know you have to be PC today). LOL

Bob Wright 08-08-2008 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cpttango30 (Post 35287)
WOW That is one SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET Looking pistolero you got there my man. I have always urned for a single action revolver some nice leather and a 10 gal hat to play cowboy and Natitive American brothers with. (You know you have to be PC today). LOL


Uh, the PC term is "bovine person."

Bob Wright

P.S. Having written that, I am reminded of a statement made by the head of our engineering department many years ago. We had designed a very tall bucket elevator tower, which was stabilized by guy wires. He made the comment the guy cables would be attached to concrete "dead persons" embedded in the ground. This from an otherwise humorless but brilliant engineer.

Bob Wright


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