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Gun Store rescue

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by lowercase, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. lowercase

    lowercase Well-Known Member

    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)
  2. Hamish

    Hamish Well-Known Member

    Wow, that is a beautiful find. Nice job on the restoration! I love to find 'project guns' like this.
  3. OilyPablo

    OilyPablo Well-Known Member

    How much?
  4. lowercase

    lowercase Well-Known Member

    I got it for 400 even.

    Grips were 40 bucks.
  5. OilyPablo

    OilyPablo Well-Known Member

    Nice. It's a thing of beauty. Good work!

    I too am a sucker for project guns.
  6. 19-3Ben

    19-3Ben Well-Known Member

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

    bikemutt Well-Known Member

    Nice find, very discerning. I would have left with it at that price myself.
  8. osteodoc08

    osteodoc08 Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. billybob44

    billybob44 Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member


    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.
  11. Bush Pilot

    Bush Pilot Well-Known Member

    Hey Mutt, the OP is from your neck of the woods, how did you miss this orphaned child?
  12. bikemutt

    bikemutt Well-Known Member

    Trust me, I'm sulking :(
  13. splithoof

    splithoof Well-Known Member

    That fine revolver will last a loooooooooong time! Good barrel length too. You scored, and the clean-up job looks to be first rate.
  14. Cocked & Locked

    Cocked & Locked Well-Known Member

    :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.
  15. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

    Great job cleaning it up! That really looks nice.
  16. chunk

    chunk Well-Known Member

    Nice job... Looks great.
  17. OilyPablo

    OilyPablo Well-Known Member

    Me too. Twice now. 2X.

    I've got to get out more often.
  18. lowercase

    lowercase Well-Known Member

    Thanks all for the comments.

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

  19. splithoof

    splithoof Well-Known Member

    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.
  20. P5 Guy

    P5 Guy Well-Known Member

    GP100 = Great deal and fun shooting!
    After the trigger work look into giving the front sight a replacing with a green fiber optic?

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