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Old 12-21-2016, 01:30 PM   #1
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two of my favorites

I have close to a dozen SA revolvers, mostly Ruger old 3 screw models the earliest being a single six from 1957. My favorites are a Ruger Bisley Vaquaro 45lc that I bought new in 1998 and an Interarms Virginian 357 mag from back in the mid 70's. I have about $ 200 into the Virginian through a trade that included the Sanbar Stags which is on the gun. I got this about 4 years ago and the owner had no idea that the grips were real Stag. When shooting these I take off the stags and use the original wood grips for comfort. I really do like how the Bisley gripped guns handle recoil. Here's a couple of pics. Rich
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Old 12-21-2016, 02:06 PM   #2
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Beautiful guns. How's the case color on that Ruger holding up? Reason I ask is that one of our local shops has one of those for sale. I realize its not true case color, but the gun interests me more for the fact that it is the original full size Vaquero and a Bisley, at that. Could make a nice woods carry gun with those heavy 45 Colt bear loads.
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Beautiful guns. How's the case color on that Ruger holding up? Reason I ask is that one of our local shops has one of those for sale. I realize its not true case color, but the gun interests me more for the fact that it is the original full size Vaquero and a Bisley, at that. Could make a nice woods carry gun with those heavy 45 Colt bear loads.
Thank you for your interest. I have never had a problem with the case color on mine as I clean them after every shooting and every thing in the safe every 6 months regardless if they are shot or not. Now my son, that's a different story. He had one similar to mine with the case color and had some finish problems and sent it back to Ruger after having it for about a year. When he got it back from Ruger it was the same as when he sent it...said they couldn't do anything because IIRC it had a rust problem. It was a nice gun except for the case color issue..probably from not maintaining them like I taught him. He sold it to a buddy of his about 15 years ago. He learned a hard lesson. ..never had that happen again. Rich
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Beautiful grips and nice looking handguns.
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Thank you for your interest. I have never had a problem with the case color on mine as I clean them after every shooting and every thing in the safe every 6 months regardless if they are shot or not. Now my son, that's a different story. He had one similar to mine with the case color and had some finish problems and sent it back to Ruger after having it for about a year. When he got it back from Ruger it was the same as when he sent it...said they couldn't do anything because IIRC it had a rust problem. It was a nice gun except for the case color issue..probably from not maintaining them like I taught him. He sold it to a buddy of his about 15 years ago. He learned a hard lesson. ..never had that happen again. Rich
Went back for a closer look at the Bisley VQ, today. Outside looked good. All the case cover was there and no rust. Opened the loading gate, though, and, sure enough, heavy coat of rust. Figured if that was rusty, non telling what the inside of the gun looked like. Passed on the gun. Oh, well.
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