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Old March 24th, 2011, 04:08 PM   #1
 
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New Ruger LCR owner has questions...

I went to my dealer today to look at my new LCR-XS (trinium sight) I ordered. As he was fillling out the paper work to put it on my permit I looked it over. There are several things that I noticed that kind of bother me for a brand new in the box revolver. Not sure if they are real issues or not;
1.) Something inside the trigger group "rattles" with just a little shaking.
2.) The cylinger seems to have a little play front to back and side to side. I know must revolvers have that "rotational" play where the the cylinder lock catches but the play I notice is fore and aft and side to side as well.
3.) This is a brand new pistol and the are some type of vertical production marks on the left side of the (aluminum?)top strap. Doesn't look like they were buffed out before the sub frame was anodized.

Anyone else notice these things in their LCR?



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I think I would shoot it before worrying.A friend has one of these,and it has really been great in all aspects.I agree the finishing is not perfect,but thats the way it seems to be nowadays.I think once you try yours youll be fine. Good luck,and be safe.
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I have the LCR 357. The finish on this one is not great. I don't know how they blacken the the stainless steel but it's not completely covered. But I can live with it.
According to the manual the rattle is the transfer bar and is normal. I can't hear it carrying it around in a holster.
The cylinder on mine is tight except for the slight rotational movement like you said.
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that rattle seems deafening when you first get an LCR, but i don't even notice it now. it's the transfer bar. they all do it.
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the rattle on my is similar but the finish is OK. just wait till u shoot it. the trigger is awesome, just compare it to other snubbie triggers. i think it stings the hand to shoot though so i will not shoot it all the time.
here is the first two groups i shoot with it using the irons. the one high flyer i called so that was me.
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Old March 25th, 2011, 01:04 AM   #6
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All Ruger revolvers rattle. I never notice since I'm not in the habit of shaking guns. I only shook my GP100 once after reading about the infamous Ruger rattle caused by their transfer bar and found out that they do indeed rattle.
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I went to my dealer today to look at my new LCR-XS (trinium sight) I ordered. As he was fillling out the paper work to put it on my permit I looked it over. There are several things that I noticed that kind of bother me for a brand new in the box revolver. Not sure if they are real issues or not;
1.) Something inside the trigger group "rattles" with just a little shaking.
2.) The cylinger seems to have a little play front to back and side to side. I know must revolvers have that "rotational" play where the the cylinder lock catches but the play I notice is fore and aft and side to side as well.
3.) This is a brand new pistol and the are some type of vertical production marks on the left side of the (aluminum?)top strap. Doesn't look like they were buffed out before the sub frame was anodized.

Anyone else notice these things in their LCR?
Your LCR sounds just like mine, but when I pull the trigger and keep holding
the trigger back, the cylinder is rock solid with no movement. I am sure that
Ruger will tell you that your LCR is "designed" to be as you describe yours.
I have a S&W 22 cal. model 17 that was made 30 years ago that has fired
more than 5000 rounds of various 22 amo that is tight and shows no movement in the cylinder in any position. The S&W was no doubt "fitted" together by hand. I am an old man and I can remember when all gun makers
put some of the hand fitting into their processes. Those days are never more
to be. However having said all of this, my LCR is just like yours and it shoots
great and I carry it every day. I LIKE IT, and it is so light that I forget I have
it in my pocket. Good luck to you and enjoy your new LCR.
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Try comparing it to other similar Rugers or other poly wheel guns... If you don't like it, pass on it. Sometimes it is a premonition of a problem. If it is similar to other like models, get used to it.
Other snubbies often rattle a bit. The only DA I have that does not rattle is my Redhawk. This new gun maybe the future for most revolvers....
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Pics of Marks

Here are some pictures of the marks on my new ,straight out of the box revolver. The play in the cylinder and rattle I guess are normal. Not happy that this would make it past Ruger's quality contol.

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All Ruger revolvers rattle. I never notice since I'm not in the habit of shaking guns. I only shook my GP100 once after reading about the infamous Ruger rattle caused by their transfer bar and found out that they do indeed rattle.
LOL. Same here. Never noticed the transfer bar rattle in my GP100 until someone was ragging Ruger for it on Calguns. Personally I really value the transfer bar since it allows the hammer down safely with all 6 rounds. That is a really valuable feature.

I think that the finish on the GP100 leaves nothing to be desired. The LCRs I have looked at looked great too, but that's in the eye of the beholder, I suppose.
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It is Normal

Ruger Frequently Asked Questions

First question under the revolver section

Sometimes when I shake my Ruger LCR revolver, I hear a slight rattle; is that normal?
Like all newly manufactured Ruger revolvers, your LCR has a transfer bar safety system as part of the fire control mechanism. As a result, a hammer blow can be transmitted to the firing pin only when the trigger is pulled all the way to the rear. This is a positive internal safety feature. By design, the transfer bar is allowed some movement within the fire control mechanism so that trigger pull is not affected. Due to this necessary "play" in the transfer bar, a shooter will sometimes hear the transfer bar "rattle" when the revolver is shaken. This rattle caused by the play in the transfer bar is completely normal in the LCR.
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Here are some pictures of the marks on my new ,straight out of the box revolver. The play in the cylinder and rattle I guess are normal. Not happy that this would make it past Ruger's quality contol.
After seeing your pictures, I agree with you and I would call Rugers hand on
your gun. I would call them and ask for a shipping lable to send that puppy back to the company.

Ruger will take care of you.
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While getting my LCR 357 ready for the range in the morning, I noticed cylinder end play on the handle side of the cylinder. I don't remember being able to move that end of the cylinder like that before. Not sure if it is normal. If my description makes sense to anyone out there, let me know if it is normal.
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rattle good...

the "rattle" let's you know it's a Ruger--also let's you alert your friends to your exact location when you fall down--just shake the LCR--only kidding--we'll kind-of
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2.) The cylinger seems to have a little play front to back and side to side. I know must revolvers have that "rotational" play where the the cylinder lock catches but the play I notice is fore and aft and side to side as well.
My LCR .38 has zero play on only two cylinders when at lock up with the trigger held back. The remaining three cylinders have some fore and aft and rotational play.
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