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Ring around the cylinder

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by boatmanschneider, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. boatmanschneider

    boatmanschneider Well-Known Member

    I recently bought a unused 50th ann. Ruger Blackhawk .357. It had a minor ring scratched around the cylinder by the latch. I have fired 86 rounds and dry fired some and the ring is getting much worse, gouging the metal.

    Will it affect the function of the weapon if I use a fine stone on the latch to smooth the edges?
  2. NG VI

    NG VI Well-Known Member

    Gouging? That doesn't sound good, I would say, based on little mods I've done to my guns, that smoothing up a release latch can't hurt anything, just don't go too wild with it.
  3. jad0110

    jad0110 Well-Known Member

    Could you possibly post some pics?

    Sounds like the cylinder stop is out of spec and dragging too hard/too soon.
  4. wow6599

    wow6599 Well-Known Member

    A faint turn ring is normal......gouging is not
  5. boatmanschneider

    boatmanschneider Well-Known Member

    My camera isnt good enough to show the detail.

    When I say gouging I mean, not just blueing scraped off. I the middle of each line of lightly scraped blueing the is a a small oval spot with three or so small cuts in the steel, gouges.

    At this time it is a small cosmetic issue. But as it is wearing fast I want to get on it right away.
  6. jad0110

    jad0110 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like it is time to give Ruger a call.
  7. jfh

    jfh Well-Known Member

    I'll second jad0110--both issues sound like Ruger would want to fix them.

    Jim H.
  8. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Well-Known Member

    Go to the ruger forum and search out the mod to eliminate the turn ring. Cost under a dollar and is easy to do. I do it to all my Rugers and it works great.
  9. boatmanschneider

    boatmanschneider Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the input, I'll start with the Ruger forum. If I do end up sending it to Ruger I'll see if I can get a 9mm cylinder made for it.
  10. buttrap

    buttrap Well-Known Member

    Most see the cylinder ring and have a fit as it looks like the gun is self destruting..its normal.
  11. jad0110

    jad0110 Well-Known Member

    True, but the OP in post #5 stated that in "the middle of each line of lightly scraped blueing the is a a small oval spot with three or so small cuts in the steel, gouges."

    Doesn't sound normal to me, but I know what you are saying. :cool:

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