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Old November 19th, 2019, 08:56 AM   #16
 
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izumchen ,Iowegan is a plethora of knowledge. I think he was or still is a gunsmith.From all of his posts I read he is at least a Rugersmith,IMHO.Get your posts up so you can read his article on revolvers and lead bullets in the library.



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Old November 19th, 2019, 08:56 AM   #17
 
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rmichael63, Yes, tell your friend "zit" is an official gun term that was coined when S&W started putting internal locks in their DA revolvers. Using the term loosely (which I did), it can be applied to any cosmetic blemish.

Here's my 1995 vintage GP100 . functions perfect, very accurate, and no zits:

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Well I learned me something new today...........and here I thought zits was a kid I went to high school with..........
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Mark204, You have to keep up with these everchanging firearms terms. The old word "dent" is just not descriptive enough.
I to have learned something ... then again this might be the most the term "zit" has ever been used in one conversation ...
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Zits it is then Iowegan..........I like it!!!!
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In reality a machining mark probably but I have several rugers with scratches I have put in the cylinder front and they are way bigger thanthat and one of the revolvers is over 80 k rounds and one is over 60 k rounds.
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In reality a machining mark probably but I have several rugers with scratches I have put in the cylinder front and they are way bigger thanthat and one of the revolvers is over 80 k rounds and one is over 60 k rounds.
Thanks! I know that my concern is probably completely idiotic. I have heard that dings on the barrel may somewhat affect the way a bullet is exiting the bore. So I extrapolated this and assumed that a ding on the chamber edge may also somehow interfere with the distribution of gases leaving the cylinders gap.
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Mark204, Ah but don't forget "acne", which is the pitted surface on a blued gun or "incontinence" … the condition usually found in an AR-15 when running them dripping wet. There have to be more ….
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Well they must have used to much oil on my SP101 because it has a lot of zits.

It's amazing how my guns are getting like me! LOL
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Wait are we still talking machining flaws?

Dang it hold on I have to go pee ....
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"incontinence" … the condition usually found in an AR-15 when running them dripping wet.
Soooooo, this could be similar to a shart????

Inquiring minds want to know.

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I favor the use of "small ding" to handle this type of thing. But "zit" will do, too.
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At first glance, I thought I read, "cosmic zit."
Which is a whole 'nuther ball o wax.

Nice buy OP. Your quest has officially begun.
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I favor the use of "small ding" to handle this type of thing. But "zit" will do, too.
My Rugers don't have dings or zits. They've got "blemishes."
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Have two GP-100's. As has been stated "real workhorses". Put them up and equal to any other mid-heavy frame 357 as far as shooting and durability. (Have some of those others too)! Always hate it when getting a new firearm and getting that first 'ding'/'zit'! Guy I used to work back in my heavy equipment operator days always said whenever he got a new gun he'd toss it on some gravel a few times just to break it in so he wouldn't have to go through all the stress from fear of 'dingin' his new gun. Didn't really believe him, but he would upon getting a new pickup drive down a gravel road for five miles or so at a rate of speed that wasn't safe, just to break the vehicle in with any rock chips, just so he'd not have to go through the stress of rock chippin ('dingin') his new PU. Always told him he wasn't normal. Maybe he did toss his new guns on the gravel.
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I am using the Brichwood Casey lead removal cloth. As recommended by many revolver owners. Works super well.
Ive never heard of those cloths (but thats not unusual), did they put those cross hatch marks in the face of the cylinder, or were they already there?
I use a soft tooth brush with Happich Simichrome or Mothers Mag polish on stainless.

I agree with the others that the pit wont hurt anything. But Id also bet if you sent it to Ruger they would replace that cylinder.

It looks terrible I would bet most shooters will notice it from the other end of the range. Youll know when you see them laughing and pointing.
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Good grief! The revolver face has some machine scratches, but very few don't. Those are pretty minor and won't affect the performance of the GP. Even firearms manufactured back in the 'Golden Days' of revolvers-whenever you want to mark that, maybe not as easily seen, but there. Those clothes won't scratch like that. Take a close up photo of any handguns surface, esp stainless and you'll see what can be called scratches. The higher the magnification, the worse it will look. Even highly polished stainless will have markings at higher magnification. Blued surfaces are harder to see, but even if a highly polished Colt Python in Royal Blue from their glory days will look scratched at high magnification. Just the nature of polishing metal. Sending the cylinder back to Ruger for those is getting a bit picky IMO!
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