Nomenclature

Ruger New VaqueroRuger New Vaquero Firing Pin

The mechanism of the RUGERĀ® NEW VAQUERO provides maximum security against accidental discharge. As with any other firearm, however, the New Model must be used with strict attention to correct safety practices. In addition, the revolver should be inspected frequently to assure that it is working properly.

The Ruger New Model revolver mechanism is illustrated below. The same basic mechanism is found in the entire line of Ruger New Model single action revolvers - Single-Six, Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk, Bisley, Vaquero, Bisley Vaquero, and New Vaquero Models.

Single Action Mechanism Working
Mechanism shown at rest. Transfer bar is not in line between hammer and firing pin. This is the carrying position.
Ruger Singl Six Safety Bar
Mechanism shown with trigger pulled and hammer beginning to fall. Transfer bar is in firing position, between hammer and firing pin.

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