Anyone here have a Ruger SR1911? Bore looks "unfinished."


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John Q. Pirate
April 30, 2012, 09:43 AM
Greetings all,

I was lucky enough to acquire a Ruger SR1911 last week, and after cleaning my new toy, I was somewhat surprised to discover that the bore appears roughly finished - not something I'd expect from from a brand new pistol, honestly.

I'm not necessarily looking for a mirror shine, although every new pistol I've ever bought certainly exhibits a luster to one degree or another.

Anyway, I've posted a picture of the SR1911's bore below. If anyone else happens to have an SR1911, can they tell me whether or not their pistol's bore (when new) appeared to be in the same condition? Thanks.

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j332/OldSchoolChops/RugerBore.jpg

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Tdodge7
April 30, 2012, 10:35 AM
I just got two LC9's and my brother just got a SR9 and they all look like that. I was concerned at first but they all shoot great.

crracer_712
April 30, 2012, 10:36 AM
I don't recall exactly what my SR1911 bore looks like, but I've got a few other pistols within the past year that are similar in looks to what you have there.

Vern Humphrey
April 30, 2012, 10:39 AM
Ask the gun! Take it out and see how it shoots. Is it inaccurate? Does it foul quickly?

Drail
April 30, 2012, 11:01 AM
Ruger has always put out rough bores and chambers. Added to the fact that they're making this stuff as fast as they can. Don't sweat it too much, it's not really a big deal unless you plan on shooting a lot of soft swaged lead bullets. If you do you will get lots of practice and skill at removing lead. Buy a Lewis Lead Remover tool. If it really bothers you have an aftermarket match barrel fitted up. (that is what I would do) It will improve the accuracy if it's done properly. I am not bashing Ruger, they make some of the finest AFFORDABLE firearms out there and I own a bunch of them.

JTQ
April 30, 2012, 11:18 AM
I find this info tip from Schuemann barrels interesting

http://www.schuemann.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=3zZ4oir3t50%3d&tabid=67&mid=445
My Personal Practice has become to never clean the bore of my barrels. I do use a brass rod to scrape the deposits out of the chamber. But, I've learned to leave the bore alone and it very slowly becomes shinier and cleaner all by itself. Years ago I occasionally scrubbed the bore with a brass bore brush. But, doing so always seemed to cause the bore to revert to a dirtier look with more shooting, so I eventually stopped ever putting anything down the bore except bullets...

Drail
April 30, 2012, 11:32 AM
I believe Mr. Scuemann is correct in his statement but I also believe that never cleaning all of the "grit" out of a bore will probably cause it to wear at a faster rate. Of course if you are in the barrel manufacturing business that wouldn't be a very big problem. I could be wrong about this but I can still hear the voice of my drill Sergeant screaming about "dirty weapons." You will NEVER forget that voice. We either kept our gear in perfect condition or we spent our weekends on KP. I have met a lot of benchrest rifle guys who agreed with Scuemann's advice so he's probably right.

COgunner
April 30, 2012, 02:02 PM
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April 30, 2012, 03:43 PM
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ku4hx
April 30, 2012, 06:10 PM
The only Ruger I have with a "rough" bore is my KP90. Its bore looks like the surface of a golf ball with much smaller, shallower dimples all touching each other the full length of the rifled portion of the barrel. Oddest bore I've ever seen.

But the gun is very accurate, functions very well and the bore doesn't accumulate any more fouling than any other gun I own so I've never contacted Ruger.

Fishslayer
May 2, 2012, 01:47 AM
The only Ruger I have with a "rough" bore is my KP90. Its bore looks like the surface of a golf ball with much smaller, shallower dimples all touching each other the full length of the rifled portion of the barrel. Oddest bore I've ever seen.
But the gun is very accurate, functions very well and the bore doesn't accumulate any more fouling than any other gun I own so I've never contacted Ruger.

While not "golf bally" the bore on my KP90 was never mirror bright.

For prople who wonder about handgun bore life, I've put quite a few plated bullets through it & have noticed no real change. Shoots great & very accurate, so I'm not overly concerned.

It DOES like to collect lead when I shoot plain bullets tho.

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