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Old 12-15-2010, 05:31 AM   #1
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Default Ruger GP100 owner - questions regarding narrowing barrel and clinking extractor

So I bought one of these fine revolvers a couple months ago and have a couple questions for more knowledgeable people than I.

First off is one thing I noticed initially is that the extractor (that's what I call it, dunno its real name - the rod you push that empties the cylinder) clinks back and forth freely. Is this normal? Is there a reasonable fix?

Also when playing around with the bullets it appears that the barrel narrows slightly as it approaches the exit. A bullet when placed at where the barrel starts will enter until it hits the case. At the exit it stops short before reaching the bullet case. Is this normal? And, bonus question, if so why? Seems strange.

It's been firing fine, regardless.

Thanks for any answers.

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Old 12-15-2010, 05:46 AM   #2
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The ejector shouldn't be clanking. They can sometimes loosen. Check and see if you can screw it tight. As far as the barrel question, I don't quite understand what you mean.

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Are you talking about the muzzle or the forcing cone? The forcing cone which is at the entry point of the barrel, or just in front of the cylinder will allow a bullet to fit into it, that's its job. The bullet has to make the jump from the cylinder to the barrel and it may not be perfectly centered so a slight taper is used to guide the bullet into the barrel.

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I'm not a gunsmith so I can't say for sure but on my GP100 the ejector rod springs back and stays in place there. So to me it sounds like a broken spring.
At any rate a gunsmith can fix this for a reasonable price.

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The Ejector rod of the GP100 and the SP101 both clang about because they are not locked into place like with the Smith and Wesson revolvers. Also the Forcing cone at the back part of the barrel has the Freebore for aiding the bullet alignment to the rifling of the barrel so it will be slightly larger than the muzzle. In other words your GP100 is as it is supposed to be enjoy it.

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The ejector rod on my SP101 does not clang about. I just checked it.

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I'm starting to think it's not the ejector making the noise but the transfer bar. Some SP101s have been known to make a little noise but function fine. I believe GP100s can have the same issue.

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The Ejector rod of the GP100 and the SP101 both clang about because they are not locked into place like with the Smith and Wesson revolvers.
I wouldn't call this movement clanging around. More like free-play and is normal as snubshooter is stating.
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The LCR has the same issue with the transfer bar rattle. Perfectly normal, Ruger says.

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Perhaps "clang" was too harsh but cling or ding just didn't seem to fit. Also the transfer bar could also be making a slight rattle which is also normal to most Rugers and some S+W Sc models.

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