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Old 05-27-2008, 03:44 PM   #1
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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:




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.

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Old 05-27-2008, 04:06 PM   #2
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That is a handsome and well cared for handgun. I hope you enjoy it for another fifty years Bob.



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

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Good looking gun, those grips sure are purdy.

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

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

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Excellent ruger there!!!!!

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

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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."

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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.

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