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Old February 5th, 2020, 01:52 PM   #1
 
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Roller bearing action conversion?

Was reading up on the Korth and noticed the discussion of its roller bearing action. Further reading has revealed that conversions to a roller bearing on the end of what Ruger calls the "hammer dog" were a thing for Colts and to a lesser extent S&Ws in years past.

I can't find any discussion of such a thing for Rugers. Am I missing something? Was it never done? Was it simply because the other brands were favored for high-end competition guns and Rugers have typically been more working guns? Is it not feasible on a Ruger for some technical reason?

Just curious.



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Old February 5th, 2020, 02:31 PM   #2
 
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Roller bearings are quite large in diameter, so I (for one) cannot see where they could fit on a revolver not designed for them.
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OlongJohnson, I suppose anything is possible if you throw enough money at it. Ruger's reputation is a hell for strong gun that is reasonably accurate, not too precision and not in the price range of a Korth, which has one more digit in the selling price than a Ruger.
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