I'm sure this has been covered before, but every search on this forum came up with "the search terms are either too short or too common, please try different terms".
If this topic has been covered, would someone smarter than me please post some links?
I have finally decided to get back into Ruger single actions after a too long hiatus. Once upon a time, I owned a Single Six, a .357/9mm, a Super Blackhawk and a .45 Colt/.45 ACP. All were old models. As our family grew, I had to regretfully sell them off, one by one.
Now, at 65, I find myself with a small cash surplus so I start browsing the various gun auction sites and I'm amazed at the premiums that the old models are commanding. I have never fired a new model but I'm familiar with the story about why the transfer bar had to be added. Down here in Texas, my dad considered it a necessary part of my safety training to explain why you never carry with a live cartridge under the hammer, and it seemed to be common knowledge around here...
But, my question is this: Is it worth the premium to insist on replacing my long lost Rugers "in kind" or will the new models suffice for hunting plinking, and most importantly, pride of ownership?
I distinctly remember the beautiful high luster bluing on my Super Blackhawk and I don't mind saying that fit and finish DO matter to me. My other Rugers just had a regular blue job, but were still solid and had a quality "feel" to them. So how do the new ones shoot look and feel, compared to the old models? As always, thanks for your input and opinions. Tt.