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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by James T Thomas, Sep 22, 2008.

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  1. James T Thomas

    James T Thomas Member

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    My Ruger SP-101 has a blemish!

    There is a lump of metal at the bottom; trigger end of the cylinder opening, at the rear; grip end, left side only. That is when hand held for shooting.
    It projects perhaps 3/32 of an inch from the flat surface of the frame. It appears to have had some machining done on it, in that it may have been cut or ground away forming a "hemisphere."

    That is one half of a circle; the diameter of which travels up and down -vertical when held in the hand. Approximately 3/16 in. in diameter.

    Is this excess metal from the frame blank that Ruger does not want to have costly human labor remove, or does this "wart" have some purpose?

    What is it?

    Can I become a surgeon with my Dremmel and remove this eyesore?
     
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    It is the cylinder stop.

    It keeps the cylinder from falling off when it is open, and you beat on the ejector rod with a stick of oak firewood!

    I would not recommend removing it with your trusty Dremel tool.

    rcmodel
     
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    Thanks Rcm.

    Just goes to show you. I thought the mechanism in the ejector / extactor would be adequate for that.

    I might press on the rod heavily, if I had to, but beat on and hard enough to cause the cylinder to fly off; not part of my Ranger training!
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Ranger training or not, I still wouldn't grind it off.

    Seriously, it takes the load off the cylinder crane & ejector rod internals when the cylinder is open.

    rcmodel
     
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