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The strange story of a stuck cylinder of my almost new Ruger Vaquero

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by The Count, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Boris

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    I want one EXACTLY like that!! A hiker in my area shot a 400 pound even black bear for defense while hiking with a 44 Spcl. It was with a Kieth style hardcast at about 1000 fps. I do not remember the weight. The round went right through it and dropped it on the spot. That would make a great trail companion!!

    I am so jealous right now....sigh.
  2. JLA

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    I gotta get me a set of wood stocks for my DCM...
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    What kind you looking for JLA, original that came on them from the factory?
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    No, I want a set of the hardwood finger groove grips from hogue, pretty much the same as the monogrip except 'elegant'.
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    Yep, Ive been thinking the same thing for one of mine.;)
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    I have an older Rossi(Brazil- 1992) .22 Revolver that has the same issue. I have determined that the firing pin does not retract and will cause the cylinder to lock in place until i whack it a few times with a rubber mallet. the cylinder will revolve however, but it will not open.
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  7. The Count

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    unless you are an expert yourself go to a gunsmith, or better yet, buy yourself a new revolver!
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    GrandpawMike, if that's a 'true revolver', where the heck is the barrel pin?


    [Evil snickering heard in background...]
  9. 308 at my gate

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    Since were posting pictures of Smith and Wessons here is one of mine.

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    Man, that's nice! What Model is that...and still wondering about the barrel?:confused:
  11. JLA

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    thats got bling, and a target barrel. veeeery niiiiice!
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    Actually, upon rethinking the issue, I wonder how well the firing pin area has been cleaned since you got it.

    I ran across a Tec-9 awhile back that had so much crud built up in the FP channel
    that the pin got stuck in the channel. Cleaned it out, and it works like a charm :)
    Found quite a few older rifles that needed love there too...civilians really don't clean their tools well.

    Total Dissassembly of firearms when cleaning is normal maintenance to military folks.
    We don't just run a few patches thru the barrel & clean the cylinders, then wipe down the outside.
    It's a total-field-strip every time we clean a firearm.
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  13. 308 at my gate

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    Believe it or not that was an old police revolver model 15, 38special. My brother and I bought two of these. We bought the douglas premium barrels from brownells and he did all the fitting and maching. I then took them to a gun smith here and had them reblued. The front site blade is from a Dan Wesson 357 mag. Thanks. Oh yea I forgot the jeweling my brother did also on the trigger and hammer.
  14. Zane71464

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    Wow, Nice to say the least!
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