Now that Vaquero does look awesome! Strong for sure and looks like a blast to fire. As my shooting tastes chance might just look at one of these. Like the blued version too but too much of a matte finish these days. Thanks for sharing.
Nice acquisition! My mom got one of those a few years back at an auction. It came out of the Oglesby & Oglesby shop, and it is one of the smoothest single actions I've ever shot. Not suited to "Ruger-level" loads intended for the big-frame older models, but they'll handle as many top-end standard loads as you'd care to shoot.
I have several myself. Took them out yesterday and noticed my early New Vaquaro has a low Serial #. Looked it up and was made in 2004, New Vaquaros came out in 2005. Still has really nice color case colors on it.