SP-101 Cylinder Locked Up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haystacker View Post
    Still happier than a pig in a new mud puddle with my sp!
    It is only temporary...true happiness will come when you sell it to me. Only then, will you truly be happy.
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    From my decades with revolvers, I’ve never had a problem with my S&W’s and two Colts. Then again, I only use top shelf ammo and all of my guns have been somewhat refined. As mentioned, have the trigger assembly (and more) inspected by a reputable gunsmith. Granted, that’s easier said than done but there are few still left.
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    I had a pair of Security Six revolvers in my early days as a lawman.
    Loaned one out and the fellow officer (read tom fool idjut) slammed the cylinder shut like a TV detective.
    Bent the crane.
    It worked fine until the second cylinderful went downrange, then heat expanded it longways and it bound up against the back of the barrel.
    Sent it back to the factory, Ruger repaired it, no charge.
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    Update:

    I finally got a chance to bring it back to the shop I bought it from. I told them the issue and the shop owner fired it. It fired flawlessly both .38 and .357. He did find that the timing was off and that the firing pin was not centered. He is sending it back to ruger for me. Anyone have experience with ruger customer service? How long do you think it will take them to fix the problem?

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    No, but according to some here, you will be well taken care of, and it usually sounded as though the wait is not too long or arduous.








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    Dealer sent back my SP101 due to " lock up " problems and I had it back in ten days! They did three things to it including " adjusting the barrel"-- whatever that means. Works fine now.

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    You shouldn't ask such things, gunsmiths have things called hammers and _ _ rods and use them in unspeakable ways. Never watch a gunsmith work on your gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varmiter View Post
    First of all, this is NOT an ammo issue. I posted the answer in post #8.

    Re: The subject line.

    What made you think the cylinder was locked up? Did you not notice that the trigger was stuck? Didn’t the fact that the trigger was stuck, which should have been the first indication of a problem give you a hint that this JUST MIGHT BE THE PROBLEM. The subject line is very misleading.

    Of course the cylinder was locked up. It is always locked up when the trigger if full back, whether the gun is cocked, or the trigger is held back by the user, or is genuinely stuck. . It is in the design of ANY revolver with the trigger full back.

    Now, if you don’t know how to do this yourself, take it to a ‘smith for cleaning of the trigger assembly. Be sure you have him polish the transfer bar as well.
    I think everyone went right on by that.... I think you are right on the money.
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    Ruger's service is one of the best. You probably will see a turn around time of 10 days.
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