Hello, I am new to the forum. I have been shooting for most of my life and just recently purchased a new SP101 hammerless. I have had it in my posession for just over 3 days and decided to take it to the range today.
I did a full inspection of the gun when I purchased it from Cabelas and it had no blemishes. I later cleaned the gun and prepped it for the range, going over it with a fine tooth comb and the only mark on the revolver was from turning the cylinder.
So today I am at the range and fire a box of 50, 38spl JHP +P throught it and 25, 38spl wad cutters and lastly 25, 357 mag Win JHP.
When I returned home from the range tonight I started cleaning the revolver and noticed what looked like a crack in the crown of the barrell where one of the fluted riflings had ended. I can absolutely say this was not there last night when I prepped the revolver for the range.
Can anyone else see these fractures. One goes vertical from the opening into the crown and the other horizontal along the raised rifeling of the crown.
Should this go back to Ruger for repair?