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    Which is heavier?

    Just wondering if a Ruger Vaquero is heavier than a Colt SAA given equal barrel lengths?
    If I don't get an answer, I will rig up a balance beam this weekend and let you know.

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    I believe the Vaquero is heavier. Cant say by how much. They are built sturdier.

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    The original Ruger Vaquero is built on a larger frame with a larger cylinder than a Colt SAA and will be correspondingly heavier. The New Vaquero is very similar in size to the Colt and likely weighs about the same.

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    It’s amazing what you can find on the interweb by doing a little quick research no disrespect meant. Just havin’ a little fun.
    Top is Colt SAA bottom is Ruger New Vaquero
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    Doesn't the Vaquero have an aluminium grip frame?

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    Yes, the ruger is noticeably heavier. I have an OMV( original or old model) and a new model vaquero. The OMV was built on the super blackhawk frame, which is much larger than the SAA. The new model vaquero is almost the same dimensions as the Colt, size wise, but is still heavier.
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    Original Vaquero has an aluminum ejector rod housing, steel grip frame.
    Last edited by charlene; 09-28-2019 at 07:55 PM.

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    If I remember right, the New Vaquero is all steel.

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    my vaquero is the new one sized like my SAA but in Stainless and its definitively heavier than my SAA or clones.
    YES ! I own a COLT ! A beautiful SAA in 45 Colt. It lives next to my Italian clones but I finally own one of the real thing.

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    I have a New Model Flattop BH in 44spl. It is noticeably heavier than my 4.75 Colt SAA 44spl. Aside from the adjustable sights on the Ruger both guns are all steel.
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