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New Ruger single six question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by ralph2, Dec 7, 2010.

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  1. ralph2

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    Just bought a new 5.5 inch single six today and notice the extractor rod barely gets
    the spent brass out of the chamber maybe 1/8 inch. I need longer fingernails or
    a screwdriver to get the brass out. Seems like a spring of same
    length and less coils would help. Any suggestions ?
     
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    Sumthin' ain't right, my 5.5 SS knocks 'em all the way out.

    Take the ejector rod housing off and see if something is stuck in there maybe???
     
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    +1^...mine pushes them all the way out as well.
     
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    since the gun is new, ruger will send you a shipping label and fix it free of charge
     
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    I've got a 5.5 and have experienced no problems. I agree, call Ruger, I'm sure that they'll make it right
     
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    ^That
     
  8. CraigC
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    Folks shouldn't be so quick to send their new gun off to Ruger. Lordy mercy, somethings are easily fixed at home without having to deal with shipping a pistol. Is the ejector button coming to within 1/8" of the basepin? If not, take the ejector housing off and see if there's anything in there besides the ejector rod and spring. If it does, then is the ejector rod tip visible, or at least very close to the opening when at the fully forward position? If not, you may have a faulty, broken or incorrect ejector rod. If it's an inch or more too short, you may have the sheriff's model ejector.
     
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    Problem solved ! looks like a combination of a bur where the rod goes through the frame and
    a slightly bent rod. Thanks for responses.
     
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    Glad it worked out! If the ejector rod is bent, Ruger will probably send you a replacement for free.
     
  11. Jesse Heywood

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    Contacting a company's service department doesn't always mean you are sending the product back for repair. Many of them will walk you through fixes to keep the item in your hands. This saves them money and keeps the customer satisfied.
     
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