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Old March 11th, 2017, 03:22 PM   #1
 
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Ruger P89

Does Ruger still make parts for my P89? Nothing wrong with it but it is 28 years old. Worried springs might go bad, etc.... It is my 1st gun and has been by my side for a long time. Would like to keep it forever.



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yes they do but get parts soon like an extra extractor or springs as 30 years is a big time to drop support.
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If Ruger no longer carries parts you can also try Sarco or Numich. Wolf Springs makes spring sets (recoil, hammer, firing pin). Last time I checked Sarco had extractors and firing pins for the P85 ( not sure if these are the same as the 89) I'm sure a more knowledgeable person can jump in.
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After checking Ruger site it says it does not service or have parts for the P89, but to contact them. So I did last night. Waiting on a return email. Thanks guys.
You would never be able to tell the gun is as old as it is, I love it. Didn't even think about its age till I started looking around on this site in prep for getting a long gun.
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there are parts for P89s in a lot of places. Wolff makes springs. ebay has lots of parts for sale. ruger has parts, if you ship the gun to them. I sent my p944 to prescott,AZ last year. they fixed everything and had all theparts
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Ruger got back to me and said they can help, and to contact customer service with serial number etc.... Good to know, that gun means a lot to me, lots of memories.
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Please keep us posted as to what they tell you. I have a 20 year old P89 that is in excellent shape, but I think that I might want to stockpile some common parts.
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While I've got a spare recoil spring and extractor for mine, the odds are fairly high that I'll never need to install 'em. The OEM Ruger recoil spring for the P85/P89 was literally designed to be a lifetime part, which translates into being good for roughly 20K rounds.

These are very well build, indeed significantly overbuilt guns. About the only parts issue that I've ever heard regarding them concerns the swinging link, on some exceptionally high round count Bureau of Prison P89s.

You might want to have a spare set of grip screws just in case you lose one, but the P89 is meant to be ridden hard. Lubricate the slide/receiver rails with a good grease, as the receiver anodization is literally harder than the slide's steel, so adequate lubrication is needed to preclude accelerated wear on the slide/receiver bearing points. A very experienced and knowledgeable engineer very familiar with the platform strongly recommends using grease on these points, so I'm currently using Lucas' Red and Tacky #2 with excellent results.

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so yes... do that!

I read somewhere on this website that the rails need to be greased and run wet. I use mil com t25 grease on my rails. oil on everyhting else. When I shipped mine to Ruger for repair work, they cleaned it for me and sent it back wetter than a swimming pool. The gun was dripping oil from the frame rails. So yes.. do that!
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Thanks for all the info. I do need to oil up before the next round of range time, but I do not soak it down. I do feel like it will last a good long time, it has only had about 7 or 8 boxes of ammo go through it in its life, so it has been gently used.
Btw, just ordered my American 308 today.
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Bought my P89 new in 1998. It's never given me a problem of any kind. Clean & lube same as my other pistols. I've fired up to 300 rounds of various ammo in one day (1 1/2 hours) at the range without problems. All told about 4 cases of factory ammo and many, many lead bullet reloads so far. Shoot, clean, lube according to manual.

Page 18 of the manual that came with my P89 states;
" NOTE: Only a light application of oil is needed to provide adequate lubrication of moving parts and to prevent rust. Excess accumulations of oil tend to attract particles of dust and dirt and may congeal in cold weather, which can interfere with the safe and reliable function of the pistol."

A few months ago I acquired a recoil spring for it from Ruger. Spring in gun same length as the new one. Oh Well, it's nice to have a spare anyway.

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That's exactly how I feel. So good to know that that gun is as solid as I thought when I bought it 28 or so years ago.
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Bought my P89 new in 1998. It's never given me a problem of any kind. Clean & lube same as my other pistols. I've fired up to 300 rounds of various ammo in one day (1 1/2 hours) at the range without problems. All told about 4 cases of factory ammo and many, many lead bullet reloads so far. Shoot, clean, lube according to manual.

Page 18 of the manual that came with my P89 states;
" NOTE: Only a light application of oil is needed to provide adequate lubrication of moving parts and to prevent rust. Excess accumulations of oil tend to attract particles of dust and dirt and may congeal in cold weather, which can interfere with the safe and reliable function of the pistol."

A few months ago I acquired a recoil spring for it from Ruger. Spring in gun same length as the new one. Oh Well, it's nice to have a spare anyway.
In the case of the metal-frame P-Series pistols, the guidance for light oil application being sufficient is technically correct; however, as I stated earlier, for longevity, you are far better lubing the slide/receiver rail interface surfaces with grease. The frame anodization's hardness is harder than that of the slide's steel (both carbon or stainless), so the grease is necessary for both lubrication and to prevent undue slide wear. It will not inhibit slide reciprocation in the least.

This tip/advice was provided to me by a former Ruger project engineer (including being a project engineer on the P85/P89 platform, among others) who is a veritable font of knowledge and experience. It's how he maintains his personal P85.

Best, Jon
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Thumbs up yup what he said

yup what he said....keep those rails greased or you will see wear on the aluminum frame.
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Oil vs grease was lost on me, I was speed reading again, doh! What kind is suggested on the rails? Not familiar with what was mentioned.
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