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Ruger GP100 owner - questions regarding narrowing barrel and clinking extractor

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Old 12-23-2010, 07:07 AM   #11
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my sp101 does the same little noise,
its my first wheel to make a noise like that but Its a Ruger.

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Old 12-23-2010, 11:29 PM   #12
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Spittinfire has most likely nailed it. Its normal on the GP100's and the SP101 to have a little rattle from the transfer bar, It happens on both of mine and has no effect on function.
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Originally Posted by Stuflames View Post
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?
I assume this sound is generated when you shake the revolver?

Unless you are seeing the rod moving it's more likely the transfer bar.

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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. answers.
You can't access the barrel where it 'starts', on a revolver. That's the forcing cone and by definition, it's a cone.
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you must have a helluva camera there cane those are some good closeups.

my brother has a gp100 and its a damn rugged gun. and it does have a small rattle. you could prolly nail a house frame together with one and still shoot like nothing happened.
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The GP100 is a very durable and reliable gun. What you are hearing is most likely what has been previously stated, the transfer bar, however if there IS something wrong with the firearm, DO NOT attempt to work on it yourself

Give Ruger a call if it comes to that.
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