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This is a discussion on I'm your (mini) Huckleberry. within the Ruger Single Action forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; Got a couple new additions to the vault. Already swapped in 16# hammer springs in them, tomorrow they go to the range. Hopefully they function ...


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Old October 29th, 2019, 03:06 PM   #1
 
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Got a couple new additions to the vault. Already swapped in 16# hammer springs in them, tomorrow they go to the range. Hopefully they function 100% with the lighter springs, I also have 18# springs for them, just in case...the 23# factory springs Ruger puts in their revolvers leave me with sore thumbs after a box or two of ammo.
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Stainless steel Bearcat is on my want list. Sweet looking pair.
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I also dislike the 23 lb. spring that comes on the standard Blackhawks.
The 19 lb. that comes with the New Vaquero and Flattop is much better, and good insurance against light strikes compared to lighter springs.
I guess 16 lb. would be fine for a range/competition gun, but mine are carried in the woods for protection, and Black bears are thick here in the Ponderosa Pine forest.

One of my Flattops is having light strike issues, and I've done everything I can think of, changed hammers, transfer bars, even gone up to a 23 lb. spring.
The firing pin looks fine and has good protrusion if pressed manually with a punch or something, but when the hammer/transfer bar is doing the pushing, not so much protrusion. It might have to go back to Ruger.
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I also dislike the 23 lb. spring that comes on the standard Blackhawks.
The 19 lb. that comes with the New Vaquero and Flattop is much better, and good insurance against light strikes compared to lighter springs.
I guess 16 lb. would be fine for a range/competition gun, but mine are carried in the woods for protection, and Black bears are thick here in the Ponderosa Pine forest.

One of my Flattops is having light strike issues, and I've done everything I can think of, changed hammers, transfer bars, even gone up to a 23 lb. spring.
The firing pin looks fine and has good protrusion if pressed manually with a punch or something, but when the hammer/transfer bar is doing the pushing, not so much protrusion. It might have to go back to Ruger.
Interesting. I've got 16# springs in my New Vaqueros, they have gone "bang" every time the were supposed to. I have a 15# spring in my Single Ten, it has gone bang all but one time in over a thousand rounds, had a good dent on the rim of the casing, rotated the round and hit it with the hammer again, "bang", I think it was just a bad spot in the primmer where the firing pin hit the first time.

Didn't make it to the range today, Cowkid1 needed to borrow my Jeep to run Cowkid2 around town...didn't feel like riding the Harley to the range with rain coming in.
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I'm your (mini) Huckleberry.

You have a Couple of nice revolvers there. I have a pair of Ruger New Vaquero Bisleys that I use for Cowboy Action Shooting.


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I ended up re-installing the factory hammer spring on mine. The reduced power springs gave me FTFs.
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Nice looking pair of singles.
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Finally got them to the range, the birdshead was flawless with the 16# spring, the plow handle had more fail to fire (light strikes) than actual fires. Brought them home and put an 18# spring in the plow handle; tomorrow I plan on going back to the range again, hopefully the plow handle is g2g.

The little birdshead really throws a fireball for just being a .22lr. I like it!

Edit add: The birdshead was a PITA to get the casings out for the first couple cylinders, but after that they popped right out, hopefully it stays that way, or gets even better.
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The plow handle still had lots of f2f with the 18# spring today, I begrudgingly put the 23# factory spring back in. Maybe when it smooths out from use I can put a lighter spring back in.
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I see you got them! Meant to follow up earlier. Man, do those look great! Too bad with the spring issues.
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