Rebarrel on a Ruger revolver

Rebarrel on a Ruger revolver

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    Rebarrel on a Ruger revolver

    I picked up a Ruger GP100 with a three inch barrel. I would like to have this gun re-barrelled. (it has a nasty gouge in the rifling)(friend-don't ask) Is my only option to send it to Ruger and have them install it or do local gunsmiths usually carry these in stock? Has anyone ever had this work done to their gun? How much did it set you back? Also, the stock barrel has the 1/2 shroud. Could I get a barrel with the full shroud? What other options do I have? Thanks in advance!!
    Last edited by motleystew; August 18th, 2007 at 09:23 AM. Reason: to add info and another question.


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    no one is going to have the barrel in stock except ruger a local smith can do it but there will be a wait

    you can get what ever options your wallet can pay for

    does the gouge effect the shooting ?

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    I bought a Ruger Single Six, .22LR, used at (what I thought was) a good price. Turns out the barrel was bulged just forward of the forcing cone. I contacted Ruger Service & was told that the barrel was $20.00, installation was $50.00 & refinishing was $50.00. total price of $120.00 + shipping. Repair time would be 4 ~ 6 weeks. OK, I sent the revolver to Ruger via UPS next day air at the end of May. I received a notecard from Ruger a week later with a RO # and request for payment. Payment was made next day via Mastercard.
    Six weeks later, I called Ruger service asking for a delivery date. I was told that they had to find out where the revovler was & would call back within 48 hours. They called two days later in the morning & told me that the revolver was not done and would not be done for another 4 ~ 6 weeks. Story I was given was that my revolver was being re-barreled and they were moving machinery around (???).
    5 weeks later (three days ago) I called Ruger back, they told me that they had to find out where the revolver was and would call me back within 48 hours (again). Yesterday, Ruger did call me & told me the revolver was at their firing range & might ship next week if it passed all it's tests.
    I suppose that the manufacturer could and should do the very best repairs to their own products, but it certainly seems to be an awfully long time to unscrew a barrel, screw in a new one & install the ejector housing & front sight, then refinish.
    Ruger's repair service people could not have been more pleasant or accomodating on the phone & the price is certainly right, but almost three months for a simple repair is a bit much IMHO.

    Roger

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    Ruger is very reluctant to sell factory parts. They want to have total control on installation, probably for liability reasons. You can't even get them to send a simple part like a hammer dog. I had a GP-100 with too short a hammer dog and they would not send one to my ffl dealer so he could effect the repair. Same part and same problem with my friend's Super Redhawk. I traded my gun in and the dealer uses it in his rental case. My friends Super-Redhawk was a several month ordeal. Good luck if you go the Ruger route, john.

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    I've had the same problem with getting parts. Wanted to order a spurless hammer and have the local smith install it. They won't sell it to me. I like Ruger guns but not fond of this policy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyW View Post
    I've had the same problem with getting parts. Wanted to order a spurless hammer and have the local smith install it. They won't sell it to me. I like Ruger guns but not fond of this policy.

    I've had the same problems w/ the factory, even to such small and inconsequential parts as screws!.

    You might, tho, find a bbl for that gun on Gunparts.com's site. Darn sure worth a look, and if you do it shouldn't be a problem finding a smith to do the installation....it's not rocket science.

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