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Old April 10th, 2017, 02:49 PM   #1
 
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P90 right side decocker lever install

Can a right side decocker lever be installed on a pistol that only came with left side decocker?



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Old April 11th, 2017, 06:17 AM   #2
 
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Can a right side decocker lever be installed on a pistol that only came with left side decocker?
In my limited experience, I've not seen a single side, decocking lever on a P90 from the factory.
So, without seeing your pistol, my guess is that yours has a right side lever in place now, but the lever portion has been ground off. Something similar to what was done on this: P89

(Photo by TruthN0tRelative)
If that's the case, then yes, a stock right hand lever can be installed.
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I have never seen one either. The right side has a blank plug. Bought a stock right side lever and it doesn't fit. Gun was made October 1991. Maybe early production wasn't ambidextrous.
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Any chance you can post some photos of it?
Were you able to get the plug out? If so, did you pry it out or remove the extractor to get it out? If it's the former, the right side lever is held in place by the extractor so you would need to remove it to install the new lever.
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The extractor holds the plug in place. Decocker lever does not fit in this cutout.
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That looks like the part Ruger calls a "firing pin stop" on the DAO "P" series guns.

https://ruger-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/...ubleAction.pdf

Are you sure you have the correct lever? The right levers from the safety model and the decocker model do look similar, but they are slightly different. (though I'm not sure how much that would affect installation).

EDIT: well I just checked and found if you remove the detent and spring from the right lever of a safety model P90 slide it will work in the decocker slide. That appears to be the only difference between the two levers.


Here are some shots of the right lever from my P90DC slide:




Beyond that, you might want to give Ruger a call to ask what you have there.

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Thanks for all your input, you have been very helpful. Ruger said they won't put anything on a gun that didn't come with it. The decocking lever you show is the one I have that doesn't fit. However I am gonna try the safety lever with detent removed. I guess in the first run of P90DC's Ruger didn't have the right side cutout required for the levers of later models. Ruger did say that a gunsmith should be able to fit the standard right side lever but I don't want anyone milling the slide.
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You're welcome

FWIW, here's one last photo to show what the right side hole looks like on my P90 DC slide (extractor is positioned to allow the lever to be removed):


I'd like to add that I'm right handed and can't remember ever using the right side lever other than to test it. If you've not experienced any problems with your pistol as it is set up and given my usage of the right side lever, I think that's rather a nice look and certainly gives your P90 a certain uniqueness; I'd probably leave it as is if it were mine.

Here's hoping you get it worked out to your liking.

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