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The vaquero (Spanish pronunciation: [baˈkeɾo], Portuguese: vaqueiro [vaˈkejɾu]) is a horse-mounted livestock herder of a tradition that originated on the Iberian Peninsula. Today the vaquero is still a part of the doma vaquera, the Spanish tradition of working riding. The vaquero traditions developed in Mexico from methodology brought to Mesoamerica from Spain also became the foundation for the North American cowboy.The vaqueros of the Americas were the horsemen and cattle herders of Spanish Mexico, who first came to California with the Jesuit priest Eusebio Kino in 1687, and later with expeditions in 1769 and the Juan Bautista de Anza expedition in 1774. They were the first cowboys in the region.
In the modern United States and Canada, remnants of two major and distinct vaquero traditions remain, known today as the "Texas" tradition and the "Spanish", "Vaquero", or "California" tradition. The popular "horse whisperer" style of natural horsemanship was originally developed by practitioners who were predominantly from California and the Northwestern states, clearly combining the attitudes and philosophy of the California vaquero with the equipment and outward look of the Texas cowboy. The natural horsemanship movement openly acknowledges much influence of the vaquero tradition.
The cowboys of the Great Basin still use the term "buckaroo", which may be a corruption of vaquero, to describe themselves and their tradition.
Bought this as my "long barrel" revolver then scored a 7.5in Vaquero :D Moving this one along now :) I have a great condition Ruger Vaquero 5.5in barrel. Finish is high gloss stainless steel. Caliber is 45Colt and I have 250 rounds though this one. I modified the front sight very slightly. It...
Here is a very nice old model Ruger Vaquero, chambered in .44 magnum. 4.6” barrel, case hardened finish on the frame. Action is very smooth and it locks up nice and tight. It doesn’t have any flame cutting! Bluing is in great shape. Black ejector housing has a few paint chips in the black...
I bought a blue one and a SS one and in an effort to slim down have chosen to hang on to the blue one and send this one down the road.
There are 60 shells through this revolver since leaving Ruger and it is in perfect used condition complete with all the factory items.
Transfer at Tigard Pawn...
Price reduced (4/8). No trades please.
Fired 100 rounds total through the gun.
Throwing in a set of Lee 45 Colt reloading dies if you're interested.
The absolute cheapest I could find online for this model new is $610 (deguns.net with shipping) and most have it priced around $650 (before...
Only a couple months old. Decided to go a different route.
Made by Gary C. Out of Libby Montana. Its undyed, so it can be dyed any color you choose.
Made for the Montado(3-3/4) length New Vaquero. Should work with a SAA as well.
I paid $86 for it. $50 shipped.
Up for sale is my Ruger Original Vaquero, chambered in .45LC. The barrel is 4.75”. I purchased this revolver used, so round count is unknown, but it appears that it’s been fired very little.
It comes as you see it in the photos. The box is a Ruger box that isn’t original to the revolver. Also...
I've been thinking about a decent SA six-shooter and saw a recent Hickok45 video shooting a Ruger Vaquero. I've put it near the top of my "Want" list.
Looked the model up on Bud's Guns and was pleasantly surprised the price was generally in the $500-$700 range, much more reasonable than most...
Like to trade my gold engrave ruger vaquero 44 mag for a newer mini 14. They are no longer made and only had a limited release. It Is in pretty much mint condition. Beautiful revolver the pictures do not do it justice.
Hey was wondering if someone can give me some information on this revolver. I purchased this from collector a while ago. Just wanted to know what it was worth and how many of them are made. Has the gold engraved and the caliber is 44 Mag pretty much mint.
Up for sale is my Ruger Original Vaquero, chambered in .45LC. It has the 7-1/2” barrel. I purchased this from the gun shop a few months, so round count is unknown.
As you can see from the photos, it’s got some scratches, dings, and bluing loss. While she’ll never be a collector piece or...
Sold pending funds.
Very clean and tight with no flame cutting on the top strap. Barrel and crown are excellent. Light turn ring. No scratches, gouges, chips or dents in the steel or on the grips. The blue & case colors are good with just a light rub mark on the ejector housing and...
So, I am again looking at the Grand Canyon State, and penciling out to do lists, marking up maps, et al, for the coming year. One that I/we have checked more than once, and corresponded with their local government and economic development types, is one Snowflake, Arizona. (Don't worry, it...