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Offline Captainkirk

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Re: Old & New
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2015, 09:10:43 PM »
If you resize, they will, Mike.
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Re: Old & New
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2015, 10:42:09 AM »
Mazo,
Which cartridge(s) are your Old Model Vaqueros chambered for?
My first one is in 45LC and my most recent one is 44-40.

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Re: Old & New
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2015, 09:03:55 PM »
I would love to have an Old Model Vaquero in 45 Colt.  If I was to shop for one, How can I tell that it is an old model?  Are all the new Vaqueros marked "New Model" on the frame?  If not, is there some other way to tell?  It is my understanding that the Old Model Vaqueros will take higher pressure loads than the new model.

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Re: Old & New
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2015, 03:31:09 AM »
If the serial number begins as xx- that is the old model, the new one's serials begin with xxx-.  Plus the hammer on the new ones just does not look right compared to the old models.

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Re: Old & New
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2015, 08:25:45 AM »
Thank you Canaris.  I would love to see a side by side comparison photo of the hammers on the two models so see the difference.

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Re: Old & New
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2015, 11:02:30 AM »
Never mind.  I have found a thread that that discusses the differences at length, with pictures showing the differences.

http://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=122973


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Re: Old & New
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2015, 07:26:15 PM »
Also on both of my old Vaquero's I have added Power Custom hammers with half cock notches, Cresent ejectors, and Colt like base pins.

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Re: Old & New
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2015, 06:02:16 PM »
Never mind.  I have found a thread that that discusses the differences at length, with pictures showing the differences.

http://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=122973
Interesting site Prospector, those boys go round and round over adjectives.  Old Model Ruger, New Model, whether the O should be capitalized, or just plain Vaquero, bla, bla.  Ima nomenclature ocd myself, itís valuable, but I donít get too awfully pissed about it. Still, itís an interesting site -  just donít say anything wrong over there.  I donít think Iíd rhyme with some of that crew.
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