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Ruger SP101 - Instructions for smoothing action?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by DHart, Oct 17, 2004.

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  1. DHart

    DHart Member

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    Ruger SP101 - do it yourself action job?

    Does anyone know if the Ruger SP101 lends itself well to a home-done action smoothing? Any online instructions to do so?

    My new one is a little on the rough side with a really heavy trigger pull. I've been dry firing a fair bit which seems to have smoothed it very slightly, but I'd like to do more if possible to get a nice pull. If I can smooth it with polishing and possibly lighten the pull a tad (without compromising the primer strikes) that would be great. Thanks in advance...
     
  2. 1911Tuner

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    Howdy DHart,

    Looks like this one ain't gonna draw an answer. I don't mess with Ruger wheelguns much, so I don't know the little secrets on'em. They don't lend themselves to "Slickerin' Up" as readily as a Smith & Wesson...but
    they can be made better. I just don't what all would be involved. Maybe packin' it fulla the J&B/CLP Slurry and shootin' it a couple hundred times...'

    I'm gonna shoot this one over to the revolver board. Somebody over there will know.

    Luck!

    Tuner
     
  3. bp_cowboy

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    Yes they do

    there was a post not to long ago somebody asked the same question. I have one and put a Wilson Spring kit in it and it worked tremendously. I found the insturctions on how to do mine over at www.glocktalk.com
     
  4. jc2

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    If it's new, take it apart and give it a thorough cleaning, and then dry fire it a few thousand times. It smooths the trigger pull up nicely and is good practice.
     
  5. JNewell

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    If I recall the sections in Kuhnhausen's book on this correctly, doing an action job on Ruger DA revolvers is fairly complicated because several parts perform multiple functions and if you adjust the geometry incorrectly all kinds of unexpected results can follow. The only book that's out now is on the -Six series, but I bet many of the issues carry over into the GP/SP series.
     
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    Take it apart and clean it, then fill it with tooth paste and watch TV and dryfire it about 2000 times, then flush it with very hot water, lube and shoot. It should be very good.
     
  7. iluvG.R.I.T.S

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    If you know how to get the trigger group out put the hammer in place and you can see all the friction spots.Thats where you have to polish.Its the bottom of thr hammer then the piece the hammer rolls on.After i got done polishing mine and putting in some WOLFF springs it down to abou a 3 lb pull.Just dont pull the trigger when you have the group out the gun because that little spring goes flying about 15 ft.Trust me.
     
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