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Old December 8th, 2014, 08:14 AM   #1
 
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Question on 77/50 bolt

I have a 77/50 when bolt is closed the nipple and cap are exposed to the elements as in the attachment.

A friend has one and his nipple and cap are covered when bolt is closed also in attachment.

Did Ruger change the bolt design, if anyone has ab77/50 can you check yours to see if they are covered.
Thanks for any help.
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Old December 15th, 2014, 05:59 PM   #2
 
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I just sent a money order off for one today. I'm not sure, but I hope it is the closed design. I can let you know when it arrives in about a week and I have the serial number.
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I never did receive the 77/50 I paid for. I was scammed.

I sent a USPS money to a user on Armslist by the name of Bodie Owens (yes, the Whitewater Trails TV show guy) and he scammed me. He's from the Montana, Indiana/Ohio area and is using the phone number (406) 291-5932 and the email address bodieowens@ymail.com. I do not have a current address for him. I have been in contact with his family and they have informed me he apparently moves around a lot. He's a chronic liar and flop just like his TV show, beware.

Is there a board of inquiry (BOI) or scam reports section here or forum online specifically for firearms dealers? A good place to get the word out?
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I see my thread disclosing Bodie as a scammer has disappeared. I should have at least been notified of such. There's no reason it should have been removed to begin with. When someone else deals with scum I want to know about it!

I received the rifle today (1/23/15). Bodie finally shipped it on 1/20/15. He left it dirty, broke off the rear sight and failed to include breech plug wrench or rings as indicated. But it's here. And the bolt is the covered type like the one with the red background. It's a 1999 manufacture.
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Still have not found out why there is a difference in the bolts. I have tried Ruger several times but the customer service reps don't seem to understand the issue, I keep getting the same response " There are 209 primer conversions available "
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My '99 has the "covered" bolt. It's still not entirely covered, there's a small opening there for the cap to gas out. I don't think it's going to make any difference to reliability in inclement weather either way.

I do not know if the uncovered bolt was factory issue or not. I never converted to 209, but I do have nipples for both #11 and musket caps. I've yet to try the musket caps, but I do get the occasional misfire using RWS or CCI #11s, mostly due to the seating of the cap on the nipple.
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My '99 has the "covered" bolt. It's still not entirely covered, there's a small opening there for the cap to gas out. I don't think it's going to make any difference to reliability in inclement weather either way.

I do not know if the uncovered bolt was factory issue or not. I never converted to 209, but I do have nipples for both #11 and musket caps. I've yet to try the musket caps, but I do get the occasional misfire using RWS or CCI #11s, mostly due to the seating of the cap on the nipple.
The un covered bolt is factory. I purchased the rifle new. Numrich has both bolts but I don't know what/why the difference. I use 209 primers. Have had no problem with them.
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A bolt action muzzleloader.....................no thanks! Is it like the Savage version that also uses smokeless powder? I've seen pictures of people blowing fingers off with the Savage inline! Sorry, but I'm more traditional!
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A bolt action muzzleloader.....................no thanks! Is it like the Savage version that also uses smokeless powder? I've seen pictures of people blowing fingers off with the Savage inline! Sorry, but I'm more traditional!
Smooth bore flint lock?
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The 77/50 is a fine rifle. Ruger changed bolt design. Too bad they quit them And Old Army
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