Okay a happy ending. I was at my desk when I took it apart and the pawl fell out. I took that telescoping magnet and went all over the carpet. I even emptied a couple boxes I had by the wall. I moved a couple pellet rifles I had leaned against the wall about 8' away and was going to run the magnet when light caught the silver plunger. I got it back together. As small as it is it's hard to get it back in position and put the pawl back on.
Allot of good suggestions how to trap and work with small parts especially springs.
While I was working on it I decided to go into the rear sight. The cross pin had worked it's way out while shooting a week ago. I put blue Loctite and that worked great. That caused another problem. I went to raise the rear sight and it wouldn't go up. If I pushed down on the sight it would go down and stay down. I'd have to push up on the sight. I called Ruger and Gil said it sounds like the springs. The sight had never been removed so if it's missing the springs it came from Ruger that way. Turns out even though I only used a drop of the Loctite it ran down and got on the one side of the sight base and it was stopping it from moving.I removed all the Loctite and bent the cross pin as Ruger and others said to do. Once I found the spring and plunger I had everything working as it should in less than an hour.
Last edited by Ruger Redhawk; July 24th, 2012 at 05:48 PM.