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Old December 8th, 2019, 11:20 PM   #91
 
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Sorry to bring up an older thread, but I thought I'd ask if the serial number range was known yet for the newer fixed models? I just picked a used 7-shot from GB today and was wondering if it's a newer one or older version that might need to go back. The serial number starts with 178-88***.

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Old December 9th, 2019, 09:15 AM   #92
 
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Just spoke to Bonnie at Ruger customer service to see if I could find anything out about the manufacturing change and when it went into effect as my revolver was shippped from the factory in 2018. She told me she hadn't ever heard of this issue. I asked if there was record of this particular revolver being returned for the upgrade, she said she couldn't provide that information, only the year it was shipped (which I had already looked up on their website). When I asked if I could speak to a tech who was familiar with this issue, she said they don't come to the phone or answer questions. The conversation was polite both ways, but I don't have any idea if the revolver has the upgrades or what stamps to look for to indicate a modification has occurred. Keeping my fingers crossed it's a late 2018 model with no issues. We'll see.
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Old December 9th, 2019, 07:24 PM   #93
 
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She told me she hadn't ever heard of this issue.
I think they say that for all problems. I sent my LCP II back to Ruger last month because it ejects the mag when firing. I asked the CS rep if it was a common problem, and she said they've had no other reports of it.
I've seen at least 50 people online having the same issue over the past 2 years, and most sent theirs back to Ruger for repair.
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Just load it and see if the cartridges fit properly with no overlapping rims.
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That's the plan Fafhrd.
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The GP-100 arrived today and I tried loading a variety of cartridges I have here. All fit with no issues EXCEPT Winchester White Box 110gr JHP's and some vintage Winchester Black Talons. The 110's would not eject without a good hard jab on the ejector rod. The BT's were not as bad, but still needed some decent pressure to eject.

Speer, Barnes, Cor-Bon, Federal, PMC, MagTech, Hornady and unfired Starline brass all fit and fell free from the cylinder with no need to push on the ejector rod at all.

Likely leave it as is for now, see how she shoots and just plan on using the brands above that fit. Whoever the previous owner was, is either a master cleaner or never shot this thing. It's immaculate for a used revolver. I'm gonna call it "Lucky" since it arrived here on Friday the 13th.

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With the Winchester White Box 110gr JHPs and the vintage Winchester Black Talons, I wonder if the problem was caused by the rims touching too tightly or the cartridges being a bit too large for the cylinder bores. Glad you found quite a few brands that fit perfectly. Enjoy.
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Thanks Fafhrd,

It is definitely rim size as the last cartridge loaded was proud of the cylinder and resting on the rims of the cartridges on either side of the last cartridge loaded. I was able to press the rim down to squeeze the ast cartridge in and get the cylinder to close, but they were a bugger to pop free (can't imagine it would get easier after firing and with dirty chambers). Up until the last cartridge, all of the other cartridges seated fully in each individual chamber.

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just a quick update:

On the first (and only) range trip out with the revolver last month I experienced "rim-stick" with almost all brands, so back to Ruger it went. On a positive note, the revolver really showed great accuracy potential with most brands!

Fast forward to today.... I received an e-mail from the Ruger Customer Service Department stating the tech's had inspected the firearm and Ruger wished to send a current production replacement. I agreed and sent them my FFL's information.

Excellent service as always from Ruger and I hope this new one looks as good and shoots as accurately as the revolver I sent in did. Now the wait begins for the replacement to arrive and the new GP to serve its 10 days in gun jail.

I'll post up results when it arrives, until then...

THANK YOU Ruger Customer Service Team!
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