Gun Store rescue


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lowercase
April 14, 2013, 02:52 PM
This is a GP100 3" that I picked up used at a local gun store.

It was filthy, leaded up, and had a bunch of scuffs on it. It also had light surface rust under the stock Hogue grips. It had been rode hard, and (literally I guess) put away wet. Mechanically, it checked out, so I grabbed it.

I cleaned the heck out of it, and used Flitz to clean up the appearance. I found the grips on eBay from a guy in Thailand and they have good fit and finish. Now, the gun is off getting a trigger job.

(Please pardon the Glock gun mat, it is just what I had handy)
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Hamish
April 14, 2013, 03:24 PM
Wow, that is a beautiful find. Nice job on the restoration! I love to find 'project guns' like this.

OilyPablo
April 14, 2013, 03:40 PM
How much?

lowercase
April 14, 2013, 03:45 PM
How much?

I got it for 400 even.

Grips were 40 bucks.

OilyPablo
April 14, 2013, 03:46 PM
Nice. It's a thing of beauty. Good work!

I too am a sucker for project guns.

19-3Ben
April 14, 2013, 08:04 PM
I got it for 400 even.

I'd have grabbed it too at that price. Awesome, and beautiful job on it!!!!

bikemutt
April 14, 2013, 09:44 PM
Nice find, very discerning. I would have left with it at that price myself.

osteodoc08
April 14, 2013, 10:01 PM
Hmmm. Didnt realize that Ruger made the GP-100 without adjustable sights. Ran over to the catalogue and sure enough. The 3" models are fixed sights. Learn something new everyday. Nice find and resto work. I'd of picked it up at 400 bones myself.

billybob44
April 14, 2013, 10:27 PM
Hmmm. Didnt realize that Ruger made the GP-100 without adjustable sights. Ran over to the catalogue and sure enough. The 3" models are fixed sights. Learn something new everyday. Nice find and resto work. I'd of picked it up at 400 bones myself.
Yep, I have a GP-100 with the Half-Lug 4" barrel, with fixed sights. Just got it recently, cleaning/mod it to be one of my EDC...Bill.

bannockburn
April 15, 2013, 01:18 AM
lowercase

Very nice save and clean-up there. The new grips with the Ruger medallions were the perfect finishing touch to your very worthy rescue effort.

Bush Pilot
April 15, 2013, 01:33 AM
Nice find, very discerning. I would have left with it at that price myself.
Hey Mutt, the OP is from your neck of the woods, how did you miss this orphaned child?

bikemutt
April 15, 2013, 08:09 PM
Hey Mutt, the OP is from your neck of the woods, how did you miss this orphaned child?
Trust me, I'm sulking :(

splithoof
April 15, 2013, 08:24 PM
That fine revolver will last a loooooooooong time! Good barrel length too. You scored, and the clean-up job looks to be first rate.

Cocked & Locked
April 15, 2013, 08:45 PM
:what: That is one fine looking Ruger! Good find and a great job of cleaning it up and finding some good wood for it. I'm liking it.

gspn
April 16, 2013, 01:13 AM
Great job cleaning it up! That really looks nice.

chunk
April 16, 2013, 06:27 AM
Nice job... Looks great.

OilyPablo
April 16, 2013, 07:18 AM
Trust me, I'm sulking

Me too. Twice now. 2X.

I've got to get out more often.

lowercase
April 16, 2013, 09:03 AM
Thanks all for the comments.

I'll provide an update when it comes back from having a trigger job. :)

lc

splithoof
April 16, 2013, 03:08 PM
The best trigger job you can give it is a lot of double-action firing. I learned my lesson long ago about letting a gunsmith "smooth it up"; will never do that again.

P5 Guy
April 16, 2013, 03:52 PM
GP100 = Great deal and fun shooting!
After the trigger work look into giving the front sight a replacing with a green fiber optic?

oldbear
April 16, 2013, 06:28 PM
lowercase, you got a good deal on that, and you did an outstanding job of cleaning it up.

Deltaboy
April 16, 2013, 09:44 PM
Good find and restore.

GP100man
April 16, 2013, 09:47 PM
LOVE the grips , he got another pair ????

Good snag

lowercase
April 16, 2013, 11:52 PM
LOVE the grips , he got another pair ????


He does.

However, when I got mine, I just bought them for a "buy it now" price of 40 bucks, and he had quite a a few sets of grips in his inventory. Right now, he only has a single set of GP100 grips and they've been bid way up.

I'd just check back and see when he makes a bunch of new grips.

Here's a link to a current auction for some grips:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RUGER-GP-100-GRIPS-NEW-MEDALLIONS-PREMIUM-GRADE-SIAM-HARDWOOD-HANDMADE-THAILAND-/181118050108?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D7016130913862416957%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D181118050108%26

PzGren
April 17, 2013, 08:17 AM
I recued another 6 series - which I find having the best trigger characteristics of all my Ruger revolvers. I gave it a trigger job my self and brought it back from a pitted gun with thin brownish patina with a lot of tender loving care, spell a complete rust bue job. Paid about $150 for it a few years ago, which included an extra set of Pachmayrs that I traded for the adapters, a nice leather holster and about 100 rounds.

Those opportunities come up less and less often.

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