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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by eagle45, Sep 24, 2005.

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  1. eagle45

    eagle45 Member

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    Well you guys finally got to me. :D

    All I've been reading on this forum about Ruger's SP101 was more than I could stand. Picked up a KSP-321XL today at the Dayton gun show. Not the first Ruger I've owned, but this one could become a favorite. I only saw one at the show that was spurless, there were three others that were the standard model. Can't wait to get it to the range.
     
  2. RyanM

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    Don't forget to get a Wolff Gunsprings Shooter's Pak. With the 9# mainspring and 8# trigger return spring, my SP-101 puts every other compact revolver (except maybe Colt Dick specials) to shame. Very smooth 7.5# pull, no stacking.
     
  3. eagle45

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    Thanks for the tip and the link RyanM.
     
  4. Sunray

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    Geezuz, you're easy. The spring kit will help, but you really should do a proper trigger job. Take out all the innards and polish the mating surfaces. Note. No metal removal. Polish only. Then reassemble using the Wolff springs.
     
  5. Sleeping Dog

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    What do you use to polish the surfaces? Fine stones? A cloth wheel w/ jeweler's rouge? 1500-grit sandpaper?

    Regards.
     
  6. Bob F.

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    Flitz! or jeweler's rouge. If your gunshop doesn't carry Flitz, you need to find a real gunshop! And POLISH only!

    Seriously, there are several products including, I'm told, fine valve grinding compound. But just polish, don't remove, change angles, etc.

    Sweet, sweet handgun, almost as slick as my Speed-Six, only smaller.

    Stay safe.
    Bob
     
  7. BigBoar

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    Another polishing method is to use crocus cloth on a flat surface backing. I staple some to a paint stirring stick to use. Metal removal vs. the polishing is very minimal. Here is a link to polishing from the Ruger Forum:

    http://www.rugerforum.com/ubb/Forum12/HTML/001028.html

    Scroll down to Iowegan's comments. He is a retired gunsmith and has done a lot of Ruger pistolsmithing.
     
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