.50 Cal. Ruger Old Army: This is a 5-shot conversion of the Old Army to .50 caliber. Gun will shoot .490" round balls @ 1250 fps and a 250 gr. .488" dia. bullet @ 1150 fps using Hodgdon's Triple 7 powder. Standard features include an oversize 5 shot cyl. made to fit your individual gun, 6 3/4" or 5 1/2" straight taper bull barrel made from a Pac-Nor blank with pinned front sight blade, action job, seating stem modified to load balls and bullets, and reliability modifications. Load data furnished. Cylinders are linebored for accuracy. $1495 on your stainless gun. $1550 on a blue gun. Stainless guns can be beadblasted to a matte finish or brush finished similar to factory original. Blue guns can be polish or matte blued. Extra .50 cal. cyl. furnished with conversion $750 For 6 3/4" or 5 1/2" octagon barrel with integral front sight base and dovetailed or pinned blade add $350.
All 7 1/2" guns being fitted with 5 1/2" barrel will incurr a $125 extra charge to shorten the loading lever. Adjustable or fixed sight guns can be converted. Fixed sight guns with round or octagon barrels come standard with a dovetail front sight blade.
Accuracy, fit, & finish on these conversions is second to none. You can be assured you will own the nicest cap and ball revolver on the market with the purchase of one of these.
Custom made aluminum .50 cal. 2 or 4 cavity bullet mold- $115- $135 Notice: Please submit an order form and I will contact you when to ship your gun. Specify finish, barrel length, and type of front sight blade wanted on octagon barrels.
Other .45 Old Army services available on blue or stainless guns: Rebarrel with round barrel- includes pinned blade front sight $475
Rebarrel with 5 1/2" or 6 3/4" octagon barrel- dovetail or pinned blade front sight, $795
Deepen chambers for extra powder capacity- $70
Remove stuck nipples- $12/ hole
Replacement nipples- $6.50 each
Action job- $185 2.5-3# trigger pull, creep free
Shorten 7 1/2" gun to 5 1/2". Includes remounting of factory front sight and shortening of loading lever- $250
The above pics are my latest offering for the Old Army. I have designed a new bullet in .45 cal. that weighs 260 gr. This bullet will go 960 fps from a 5 1/2" barrel using 40 gr. of Triple 7 with the modifications I offer. Basic modifications are as follows:
Modify loading port and seating stem
Deepen chambers for maximum powder capacity
Supply custom bullet mold
Other options can be added from above. For those wanting to purchase the mold and open up the loading port, they are available from Accuratemolds.com. Velocity will likely be 50-100 fps less without the chambers deepened due to a reduction in powder capacity.