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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Southport CT 38
Descriptions
ivory 120 synthetic 10 stainless steel 15
Names
firearm 4093
Use
revolver 180 pistol 909
Date:
1994
Dimensions:
L: 11.75 in, Barrel length: 5.5 in, H: 5.25 in
Credit Line:
Gift of William B. Ruger, Jr.
Remarks:
Taken from the Ruger web site: http://www.ruger-firearms.com/Firearms/FASubType?type=Revolver&subtype=Black%20Powder "Black powder revolvers do not fire conventional fixed ammunition or cartridges. Rather, they use loose black powder, a separate projectile, and a separate percussion cap. This system was popular prior to and during the American Civil War, after which it was largely replaced by cartridge-firing revolvers. However, the thrill of firing these antique-type firearms continues to this day, and many users prefer to use black powder revolvers.Ruger "Old Army" black powder revolvers are among the most advanced of their type. They utilize many features of the Ruger New Model Blackhawk revolvers and have precision adjustable sights. The unique loading lever/ramrod is designed specifically not to unlatch during recoil, a common problem with older black powder revolvers. Its all-coil spring mechanism gives unprecedented durability in what is essentially a time-tested 150-year-old design."
Model:
Ruger Old Army Blackpowder revolver
Caliber/Gauge:
.45 percussion
Serial Number:
148-00008
Accession Number:
2006.13.18

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.


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