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Old February 6th, 2020, 11:54 AM   #1
 
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Ruger LCR transfer bar issue

I recently purchased an LCR off of gunbroker from a dealer with several thousand very positive feedbacks. Before shipping it he test fired it and found it did not function properly so he took it to his gunsmith who diagnosed it as a transfer bar issue (all the details he gave me) he ordered a new one and had it installed (didn't charge me) and function test fired a couple cylinder fulls all of which he said worked flawlessly. Gun arrived, looks great and fires on all 5 cylinders with snap caps. My question is has anyone heard of issue with the transfer bar in an LCR before? I'm curious as to the cause, maybe excessive dry firing? The seller stated he was not the original owner so had no idea what caused the malfunction, my examination of the gun it appears brand new either hardly fired if at all. (and yes I plan to run quite a few rounds through it to be thoroughly sure it's issue free before I ever carry it)



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I'd be curious what exactly was the transfer bar issue? Was it broken, stuck bent? I've heard of them breaking after extended use. I don't see how dry firing could damage a transfer bar any more than shooting it.
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All he stated was that it wasn't functioning. I wouldn't think it was excessive use, there isn't even a turn line on the cylinder. Serial number does put it as made in 2012

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All he stated was that it wasn't functioning. I wouldn't think it was excessive use, there isn't even a turn line on the cylinder. Serial number does put it as made in 2012
I have a 2015 LCR357 and a 2013 LCRX22WMR with each having copious amounts of rounds thru them (well in excess of 2000 rounds each) and countless dry fires. I use snap caps on the 357 and empty cylinder on the 22WMR . They are no worse for the wear.

I guess a transfer bar could break at any time for a myriad of reasons. I don't think I'd spend anytime fretting over it.

I can only hope you enjoy your LCR as much as I enjoy mine.

My LCR357 is my EDC and I alternate it with my 3" LCRx357. I love them both... but my goto gun is the LCR357.
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There is always that trip back to Ruger((probably for free) if things aren’t right.
Mine is in 38sp & +P and has been a nice carry gun.
Let us know the outcome please.
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Thanks guys, I'm mostly just curious, the gunsmith said it is fixed and appears to be so as well. This is actually my second .38+p specialLCR, first one got "re-appropriated" by my GF for her carry gun so had to get another. Only issue i have is the front sight, which I already plan to fix with XS night sight I have on order.
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Thanks guys, I'm mostly just curious, the gunsmith said it is fixed and appears to be so as well. This is actually my second .38+p specialLCR, first one got "re-appropriated" by my GF for her carry gun so had to get another. Only issue i have is the front sight, which I already plan to fix with XS night sight I have on order.
I put a night sight on my SP101 and didn't care for it. Don't do a lot of shooting at night. I ended up putting a HIVIZ sight on my LCRx and really like it. It really pops at you when sighting. Gonna add one to the LCR too.
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