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Problem with Ruger Bisley

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by texgunner, Apr 24, 2009.

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  1. texgunner

    texgunner Member

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    I recently acquired a Ruger Blackhawk Bisley .45 Colt that has a problem I've never seen on a Ruger single action before. The base pin slides forward under recoil, so the hammer can't be cocked without reaching forward and pushing it back in. I have other Ruger single actions in .45, .44 and .357 and this has never happened. This isn't with hot loads, just standard pressure .45 Colt. A 250gr cast lead FP bullet over 7 grains HP-38.

    Has anyone here ever had this problem before? What might be the cause? I do intend to call Ruger next week, it's now the weekend and I'm sure there customer service is closed.

    Tex
     
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    One of my buddies bought a new bisley about three months ago NIB. After three shots he started havig problems with it. It was promtly sent into Ruger and was pretty much rebuilt by them. He just got it back yesterday and we are going out in the morning to try it again. My buddy was telling me that Ruger replaced 6 parts on the gun and sent it back scratched up:cuss:. I don't know about him but I would be more than pissed about it.
     
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    It's a common problem. Some people will tell you to spend $28 on a Belt Mountain base pin, and others will say you need an extra strength cross latch spring. I say first make sure the cross latch is tight because puts tension on the spring, and then take a small round file and open up the groove on the base pin so the latch fully engages, and then it won't move. The cross latch ought to really move when it gets into engagement with the groove, not just a wimpy click.
     
  4. texgunner

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    Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give it a try.

    Tex
     
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