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Ruger Old Army Revolver - New Variation
June 10, 2002
Development
Ruger now offers its Old Army cap-and-ball revolver in blued and stainless steel models with fixed sights and a 5 1/2" barrel. The Old Army, reminiscent of Civil War-era martial revolvers and those used by the early frontiersman in the mid-1800's, is one of the most accurate and arguably the strongest black powder revolver obtainable today. These black powder revolvers closely represent the appearance and function of the early revolvers, but with modern materials, technology, and design features.

The old Army's unique rammer and base pin assembly allows easy disassembly without the use of tools because the base pin, loading lever, and rammer are held together by an interlocking arrangement instead of pins or screws. When the Old Army's cylindrical loading lever catch is engaged with the stud on the barrel lug, the loading lever is locked laterally and vertically, unlike other designs in which the catch does not lock the loading lever from sideways movement. The loading lever catch is designed to actually increase its locking engagement during recoil, which prevents the unlatching and downward swinging ramrods often seen in less-refined revolvers. The nipples are recessed deeply in the cylinder to prevent cap fragments from flying to the side. All Ruger Old Army springs are coil, made from the highest-quality steel music wire.

The addition of the Old Army Revolver with the 5 1/2" barrel, increases the choices offered for the Ruger cap-and-ball revolver. Its easy handling makes it a joy to shoot.

Ruger Old Army Black Powder Revolver Model Variations:
BP-5F Fixed sights, blued model with 5 1/2" barrel and rosewood grips.
KBPI-5F Fixed sights, stainless steel model with 5 1/2" barrel and simulated ivory grips.
BP-7 Adjustable sights, blued model with 7 1/2" barrel and rosewood grips.
KBP-7 Adjustable sights, stainless steel model with 7 1/2" barrel and rosewood grips.
BP-7F Fixed sights, blued model with 7 1/2" barrel and rosewood grips.
KBP-7F Fixed sights, stainless steel model with 7 1/2" barrel and rosewood grips.