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Hello Folks,
I just found this forum and started reading some of the posts. Good reading, good info.
Just one problem, I shoot a Ruger Old Army and clean it when I am done and have never seen a transfer bar system in it. After reading here that it has one, I went to the gun safe and got it and a blackhawk out for comparsion. I still don't see the transfer bar system. The Old Army has a hammer on it just like the Remington New Army. Please, is there something I am overlooking.
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Lee
 

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Ruger Old Army

Hi Folks,
OK, I got the Old Army back out and cocked it (it IS unloaded). When I look at the frame under the hammer where the hammer hits when it goes forward, there is no firing pin, just a hole in the frame and through the hole I see the end of the nipple. The hammer is not flat on the face like a Blackhawk, the hammer is like an 1858 Remington, long chisel shaped to go through the frame and strike the cap. When I let the hammer down with the trigger pulled, to just beyond the half cocked position, then let up on the trigger, the hammer will continue on down until it contacts the end of the nipple. On a Blackhawk, when I am doing this, when I let up on the trigger, the transfer bar falls down and the hammer cannot contact the firing pin. I still don't see a transfer bar system.
Thanks for the help,
Lee
 
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