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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:26 am 
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I am interested in a New Vaquero in 45 colt with a 7.5 inch barrel, but, it seems they have stopped making them. Does anyone know if one can be ordered? Or, can I have a barrel replaced with the longer 7.5? I cant find one anywhere.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:34 am 
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The odds are slim to zero of ordering one as they are no longer cataloged. Ruger most likely still has some 7 1/2" barrels for the New Vaquero in .45 Colt. A call to Customer Service can confirm this. I only remember seeing them in Blue. You can then pick up a New Vaquero and send it in for rebarrelling. You occasionally run into them on the auction sites but they are not really common.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:42 pm 
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Or...failing the above, --someone correct me but I believe the old large frame Vaquero is the same thread pitch, if you find a spare one of those. It likely will have the more visible top/side lettering though.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:13 pm 
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You may want to contact some of the custom gunsmiths that do caliber and rebarrel work. I have bought parts from Bowen Classic Arms for a few things that way.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:03 pm 
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First thing in the morning call and email Budsgunshop.com they have been selling Ruger cleanup guns for years. A couple of weeks ago they had New Model 7-1/2 Ruger Vaqueros. Sometimes people will place a gun on layawy and later cancel. Buds might put you on a waiting list.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:48 pm 
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Just found a stainless one! :D
7 1/2" New Vaquero in 45 Colt. It did follow me home so I guess I'll have to keep it and feed it. :D

Anyone have a feel for how "rare" these really are?
Terry T


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 7:25 am 
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Thanks for the info guys; I will check out some of the suggestions. Terry T, all I know is Ruger does not catalog them anymore. Dealers say they dont make them with that barrel.


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 12:09 pm 
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The long and the short of it - 45 Colt New Vaqueros:

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Terry T


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 8:17 pm 
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Michael C

PM sent.

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 7:34 pm 
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Mike, check this one out. Maybe you can sway him to ship.

http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/vb ... d&id=46395


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 5:56 am 
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Terry T wrote:
Just found a stainless one! :D
7 1/2" New Vaquero in 45 Colt. It did follow me home so I guess I'll have to keep it and feed it. :D

Anyone have a feel for how "rare" these really are?
Terry T


Of the New Vaquero they would be the rarest of the regularly produced models. Of course the 5-1/2" has always been the most common length, then the 4-5/8" next. So the 7-1/2" far lagged in sales behind the other two lengths.
The KNV-45 is pretty rare as you don't see them very often. But the absolute rarest should be the NV45 all-blue 7-1/2" as the 7-1/2" length was dropped before Ruger went to the all-blue finish. So the only NV-45's that exist out there in full blue finish are cleanup guns. Ruger did do quite a few of these to dump their 7-1/2" lengths, probably at least several hundered in blue and the same in stainless, but now that they are gone ???
I think Davidson's bought out most of the blue and stainless 7-1/2's that Ruger had.
Chet15


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 11:02 am 
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I just bought a stainless NV in .45 Colt with a 7-1/2" barrel. It looks like a first run model that was made in 2005 as it has the safety warning on the side of the barrel and not underneath like the current ones do.

I am using mine for cowboy action shooting. It balances great and is the most naturally pointing handgun I have ever shot:

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