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Re: parts?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by old fart, Apr 23, 2014.

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  1. old fart

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    i recently bought a ruger police service six, i was wondering since its no longer made should i get extra parts? i don't plan on shooting much as this is my woods gun, i'll put about 20-50rds to get the feel then only a few rds a month if that, probably only fire it when its needed. do you think spare parts is needed because i know that soon they may run out? do ya'll keep any on hand? i have been checking and some springs are fairly easy to find, wolf makes a new hammer and trigger spring kit. but the firing pin and spring i can't find. probably never need them but peace of mind having them helps. if i just had the firing pin and spring i would feel better, the other stuff seems to be easy find. just the firing pin and spring seems to be bought up. thanks for any help.
     
  2. Old Fuff

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    The Ruger Service Six doesn't have a reputation for breaking parts. If I was going to stock anything it would be the trigger spring.

    The best way to avoid breaking the firing pin or spring is to use snap caps while dry firing. Also be careful not to lose a small part if you detail strip anything inside. Losing something is more likely then breakage.

    Also consider that it's not a good idea to do any home-shop gunsmithing on any model that's discontinued and parts are few and far between.

    One parts source (Besides Ruger) will be found at www.gunpartscorp.com
     
  3. lefty60

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    I like to keep a set of springs on hand for each gun that I own. Pro'ly won't need 'em, but stuff happens.:D
     
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    I've had my Security Six (basically the same gun) since about 1990 and have tried to kill it with thousands of heavy loads. Ain't happenin'. The gun is tough. Have never replaced a part. I bought some springs for it once and still have them.

    The only weak spot on that gun is crud getting in under the ejector rod, inside the cylinder. It can lock up tight. To keep that from happening, just remove the ejector rod and spring carefully every few years or so. Clean well and oil. Good to go. The rod unscrews clockwise.
     
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    I agree that the list of small parts you might want to have on hand is pretty much the same as the list of small parts which you remove from the gun for cleaning and maintenance. There is little chance that anything will break except under the hardest use.

    Moxie's advice sounds good, and suggests that a spare ejector rod spring might be good thing to keep at hand. Personally, I don't own a revolver of this make, I never disassemble my revolvers for routine cleaning, and I've never had a small part lost or broken on any of them.
     
  6. Lucky Derby

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    The chances of you needing anything are very very slim. If it were a Colt, I would simply say slim. I own both old Colts & old Rugers. I don't stock parts for either.
     
  7. hAkron

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    It's a Ruger, what would break?
     
  8. Jim K

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    I think I would pick up a transfer bar; they have been known to break.

    Jim
     
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