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Stupid question from a first time revolver owner

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Genome77, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. Genome77

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    I have recently purchased a GP100 revolver. Took it to a range this weekend and after shooting ~200 rounds, I just love everything about this gun. Upon cleaning the burn rings today, I have noticed a tiny ding at the very edge of one of the cylinder chambers (see picture), on the side facing the barrel. Besides a pure cosmetic issue, my question is - may this ding potentially affect the way the cylinder aligns with the forcing cone and the way gases expand into the barrel and the cylinder gap? Apologize if my question is totally idiotic. As I have mentioned, I am new to revolvers and firearm in general.
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    IMHO, it's unsightly but should have no functional impact at all.
     
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    Concur, I don't think it will hurt performance.
     
  4. reddog81

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    I wouldn’t want something like that on the barrel crown, but can’t imagine it would ever be an issue on the cylinder face.
     
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    Personally I’d let some burn rings build up there and forget about it, as I’ve become both lazy and apathetic about such things. While I’m doubtful it would cause problems I am also borderline incompetent so take that as you will. :uhoh: Enjoy your new revolver!
     
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  6. George P

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    Who cleans the burn rings?
    Hope you're not using some abrasive like Flitz....
     
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    Measure the barrel to cylinder gap. If it's excessive, you'll want to have Ruger fix it and in the process, they may replace the cylinder. If the gap is good, the ding by itself is not worth worrying about.
     
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    Doesn't look like it sticks up far enough to affect the forcing cone, don't worry about it. And congrats on the new gp100!
     
  9. BullRunBear

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    Like the others said, it doesn't look like it should bother anything. Shoot and have fun.

    BTW, welcome to the The High Road. And congratulations on the GP100. It's an excellent way to start with centerfire revolvers. And having the capability of using 38 special ammo, it is economical to shoot.

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  10. Genome77

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    No. I used Birchwood Casey lead remover cloth. As recommended by many revolver owners.
     
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    If it were on my revolver, I wouldn't give it a second thought. :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks. I wanted to call Ruger’s customer service tomorrow, but after reading all the responses here, I guess it doesn’t worth the hustle.
     
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    I wouldn't worry about it but I have to say I don't remember seeing beveled chamber mouths before?
     
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  14. Genome77

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    I didn’t see many revolvers in my life. Let along shooting them. I own Glock 19 for years, but this is my first (definitely not the last) revolver. So issues like this seem concerning to me. But again, seems that most respondents don’t think much about this ding. Cosmetically it looks not perfect, and I would prefer not having it. But sending the gun back factory seems now a bit exaggerated.
     
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    Welcome to THR.
    I also highly doubt it will cause any problems but if it keeps you up at night thinking about it I would just pay close attention to whether or not that chamber throws fliers compared to the others. If not great. If so I'm sure Ruger will fix you up in a hurry.
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  16. WrongHanded
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    I had the same thought. But mine has them too. They're just less pronounced that in that photo. Plus my cylinder face is not quite that clean.

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  17. Genome77

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    Hm..... looking at your picture and can’t see any :)
     
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    The bevels? Or the burn rings?

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    The burn rings cover pretty much the entire cylinder face. :D
     
  19. Genome77

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    The rings are definitely there. The dings are hardly visible though. The one on my gun you can see right away. It is small, but on the clean cylinder a darker color ding is pretty visible.
     
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    I think you misunderstood. I don't have any dings on the cylinder of this revolver (but I suppose I might on others I own). I was replying to Ratshooter's comment regarding bevels on the chamber mouths.
     
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  21. Tallball

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    I wouldn't worry about it. It looks harmless to me.
     
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    Agreed it's not. Nor is it worth the hassle, either. ;)
     
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    Sorry for typos. Was typing on the phone while walking. Happens :(
     
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    While cleaning the revolver today I have discovered another flaw. The cylinder crane has a deep notch on it (on the inner side, facing the frame). This is not a cut through, but just a deep grove. Probably doesn’t affect strength of the crane or anything else. But for me it is just lack of attention to details. 7453F627-BC84-4794-BF52-85A479FEDF90.jpeg 306962E0-90E9-46C0-B2C8-3CB66465AF84.jpeg
     
  25. il.bill

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    Call Ruger Customer Service and ask them where to e-mail them some pictures of the issues you found (your photos are great!). A small amount of time spent could give you some peace of mind. See what they say.
     
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