Originally Posted by CampingJosh
The Vaquero, no. But the Blackhawk and Single Six were already around when cowboy shooting became popular.
The fact that Ruger is trying to do things exactly the same way regarding the guns internals means that there really isn't much improvment possible.
You can say it's because shooters want authenticity, but I don't think that's really it. I mean, look at all the changes to the 1911. It's had a ton of things done, but it's "still a 1911." The single-action revolvers, though, are still almost identical.
By the time Sam Colt got done with it, it was done right! (It wasn't all his doing, but it was done right.)
Exactly the same way? I've looked at my Colts a few times, and I have never seen tranfer bars, coiled stainless steel springs, or investment cast receivers. There are many copies of the Colt out there. But Ruger isn't one of them. The Ruger looks
like Colt's gun. But that's about as far as it goes.