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Old December 17th, 2011, 06:05 AM   #1
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Ruger Vaquero in 357

Found an older Ruger Vaquero in .357. 43/4 barrel case hardened/blued. Only thing I see is the typical scratch line on the cylinder. Anyone have any experience with these? I have a ton of 38 brass and some 357 but no 38. Dad borrowed my old model 19 and haven't seen it since . I know they are somewhat popular but wanted to get y'all experience with them. Thanks.
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Old December 17th, 2011, 06:47 AM   #2
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Ruger's are very well built. If the price is right, you can't go wrong. I found them on GB from $400 used up to $550 new.

Another single action option is the Uberti.


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Old December 17th, 2011, 06:57 AM   #3
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Oh, I have an Uberti (45 Colt)with the wolff replacement springs
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Old December 17th, 2011, 07:41 AM   #4
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I have a Vaquero in 357 and one in 45lc. I really like them. Look good, feel good, and shoot straight. Its the perfect gun to have with me when Im watching those John Wayne movies
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Old December 17th, 2011, 08:31 AM   #5
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Vaqueros seem to have the same internal works as the single action Blackhawks. Is there anydifference except the outward appearance?
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Old December 17th, 2011, 08:59 AM   #6
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Post the price and seller information.

I'm sure somebody here will be glad to let you if it was a good deal or not.

The Original Vaqueros were built on the heavier SBH frames unlike the new Vaqs that are on smaller, lighter frames to free more like a Colt SAA and appease the CAS crowd.

Don't forget, any Ruger has a lifetime warranty from Ruger and even if something is not covered, Ruger offers low cost factory repairs.


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Old December 17th, 2011, 09:01 AM   #7
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He wants $440 for it @ Winks in Princess Anne. It has some age to it. I will have to get the serial number on it today and see if I can look the age of it up.
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Old December 17th, 2011, 09:12 AM   #8
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$440? Get it.


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Old December 17th, 2011, 09:17 AM   #9
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Buy it. Or get 2 more Ubertis for that much on that gun broker sale from a few weeks back. It's still going on. I wanna order another haha.
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Old December 17th, 2011, 09:17 AM   #10
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$440? Get it.
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Old December 17th, 2011, 09:19 AM   #11
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Buy it. Or get 2 more Ubertis for that much on that gun broker sale from a few weeks back. It's still going on. I wanna order another haha.
If I got another 45 Colt based firearm it would be a lever to go with the SAA. You should try those Wolff Springs for the Uberti. Don't sneeze on that trigger.
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Old December 17th, 2011, 10:58 AM   #12
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The NMV is tough as nails but it won't have the same authentic "Colt 4 clicks" that the Uberti has because of the transfer bar safety. But, that transfer bar safety means you can safely carry it in the woods with 6 rounds in it.


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Smart move.

When I said to post the seller info, I meant somebody would buy it if the price and gun were right. Even if the gun wasn't right then Ruger would make it right.


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Old December 17th, 2011, 12:57 PM   #14
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Good revolver, probably the easiest single action to own and shoot being the internals are "modern", and you don't have many of the issues a SAA clone has. I've owned a couple old and new style myself. For a Blued/hardened model $440 is about 50-$100 high for a used old model/large frame in good condition, although most MD shops tend to price high to begin with. I'd shop around, and if you can't come up with something, offer $400, or pay the asking price if you really like it.


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Old December 17th, 2011, 01:31 PM   #15
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