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Tackleberry1 04-18-2013 11:29 PM

Lock up question... Ruger SP 101
 
Ok all, I freely admit to being a Revolver novice so be kind with my terminology here but feel free to correct me.

I was letting a friend shoot my Ruger SP 101 and he had a "failure to fire". Hammer fell on a live cartridge with no bang.

I immediately stopped him from pulling the trigger again, waited about a minute with the gun pointed downrange, then unloaded it to find a dimple on the extreme edge of the primer?

After unloading the revolver, with the cylinder open, I pressed down on the little "spring loaded' tab in the bottom of the frame that raises up to engage the cylinders "locking ports".

It was very slow to pop back up?

I loaded it with Hoppes # 9, let it soak about an hour, and gave the gun a thorough cleaning.

The "tab" is raising faster now but it's does not "immediately" snap back up so I'm concerned about shooting the gun.

Should this locking tab "instantly" return to the up position?

Feedback appreciated.

Tack

Tackleberry1 04-19-2013 02:51 AM

Shameless Bump

hiwall 04-19-2013 02:54 AM

Short answer is yes.

Tackleberry1 04-19-2013 03:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hiwall (Post 1218844)
Short answer is yes.

Yes... The tab should pop up "instantly"?

If so, I probably need Ruger to install a new spring?

Tack

JTJ 04-19-2013 03:29 AM

I just checked mine and it come up instantly. Positive spring pressure with no drag.

Tackleberry1 04-19-2013 04:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JTJ (Post 1218891)
I just checked mine and it come up instantly. Positive spring pressure with no drag.

Fixed it!

A quick shot of solvent under pressure and it's popping up instantly. Must have just been gunked up a bit... :)

Thanks guys.

Tack

hiwall 04-19-2013 01:38 PM

You fixed it like a true gunsmith would have!! A large percentage of "broken" guns just require cleaning.

ScottA 04-19-2013 01:51 PM

Did you buy the SP101 new or used?

cotex 04-19-2013 02:37 PM

Reminds me of the movie man on fire, "A bullet never lies"

Tackleberry1 04-19-2013 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScottA (Post 1219251)
Did you buy the SP101 new or used?

Bought it new about 5 years ago...

I always clean the barrel, cylinders, ect... but never paid any attention to the locking tab until the miss fire and noticing the offset dimple on the primer.

Tack


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