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Anyone have a New Vaquero in Blue?

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I’m thinking about a cowboy gun. I’m looking at the New Ruger Vaquero 5.5” .357 (5106)

From the picture on their web site it looks like this is the crappy flat blue, like on everything nowadays and not a good high gloss blue. Is that a good assumption to make? :confused:

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They are the basic Ruger blue.  Nothing fancy.

BTW,  I have the 5.5" SS .357.  It's kinda shiney.

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13 minutes ago, Garufa said:

They are the basic Ruger blue.  Nothing fancy.

BTW,  I have the 5.5" SS .357.  It's kinda shiney.

So nothing like the bright blue Single Sixes of years past?

I have loved bright blue since the first S&W Model 19 I bought new in 1978. But I soon learned that’s not a good idea when you are carrying them every day; so most all my revolvers are Stainless.

But I got an itch for a cowboy revolver and a western holster rig. I won’t use it much, so polished blue would be great.

I’m thinking maybe I can do a YouTube video of me smoking cigarettes, doing quick draws and possibly shooting myself in the leg. Wouldn’t that be fun!

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24 minutes ago, DaveTN said:

So nothing like the bright blue Single Sixes of years past?

I have loved bright blue since the first S&W Model 19 I bought new in 1978. But I soon learned that’s not a good idea when you are carrying them every day; so most all my revolvers are Stainless.

But I got an itch for a cowboy revolver and a western holster rig. I won’t use it much, so polished blue would be great.

I’m thinking maybe I can do a YouTube video of me smoking cigarettes, doing quick draws and possibly shooting myself in the leg. Wouldn’t that be fun!

Keep your eye out for a USFA.  They do a very nice polished blue.

 

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21 minutes ago, DaveTN said:

So nothing like the bright blue Single Sixes of years past?

I have loved bright blue since the first S&W Model 19 I bought new in 1978. But I soon learned that’s not a good idea when you are carrying them every day; so most all my revolvers are Stainless.

But I got an itch for a cowboy revolver and a western holster rig. I won’t use it much, so polished blue would be great.

I’m thinking maybe I can do a YouTube video of me smoking cigarettes, doing quick draws and possibly shooting myself in the leg. Wouldn’t that be fun!

Definitely nothing on par with an old S&W.  

I think it’s probably a “you need to see one for yourself” kinda situation.  I actually saw one today at a LGS and it’s defiantly not glossy or bright, just a nice mid-range blue.  If you were to slick one up with a silicon cloth while admiring it, I imagine the bluing looks closer to what it should.

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18 minutes ago, hadmotre said:

This one?

That, I would assume, is made by Bill Oglesby. But I have never seen his name stamped into a frame before. Is there a story behind this?

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