Terry T wrote:
So I guess it's "Blackhawks" and "New Model Blackhawks" and NOBODY EVER calls the first model, 3 screw, Blackhawks "Old Model Blackhawks"?
Really starting to feel like a broken record on this. "Old Model" is a factory designation
for pre-1973 single actions utilizing the traditional half cock action. "New Model" is the factory designation
for all single actions produced 1973-present. There is the Vaquero and the New Vaquero. Similar but two distinctive names for two different New Model single actions. There is no need for additional descriptors. No, it is not a useful term, especially for the less experienced. It is confusing and silly and no, it's not technically correct. We have already had several people asking why their "Old Model Vaquero" did not have a half cock notch.
My first post was not intended to chastise, it was not done in a "cranky" mood or tone. It was "just the facts, ma'am". The problem is that in our politically correct society folks wanna get offended at every opportunity. Including when they are corrected for using incorrect terminology. I'm here to talk about Rugers and help folks if I can. Not to spoonfeed the happy ignorant and/or the easily offended.
For the record, so that there is no confusion, now I'm getting a little cranky.