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Old 06-27-2019, 09:23 PM
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Wrangler loading gate - Can you make it easier to operate?



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I just saw a Wrangler and it is a nice well made pistol. I opened the loading gate and boy, was it stiff to open!!!! I am wondering if there is a way to make it easier to operate? I handled a couple of them and they were all that way. That is my only complaint on the pistol so far.
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Old 06-27-2019, 10:08 PM
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Oil and time.

I only have 100 rds through my Wrangler as yet, it "seems" that the gate operates a bit easier than it did, but that may be wishful thinking on my part. I oiled it right away upon receipt, and that *did* help slightly.
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Old 06-28-2019, 01:07 PM
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^ Plus one

Just realize, if the Wrangler gates are stiff at first, it will take a lot longer for us to read posts about the gate being loose....
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I had a single6 fully stripped down. As I recall, It was not too difficult. Basically, you push out two pins and it all falls out. You can look for a you tube.

If it is a serious problem, then it should be possible to do something about the loading gate. Polish, stone, file or cut a coil off something. I forget how that works exactly. Must be a spring and plunger in there. Then if the hole in the aluminum is too small, that could be tricky. First step, strip it down and find the reason for the stiffness. The shaft could be polished with 2000 grit? I dont know, just guessing here. As they say it is not rocket surgery or is that brain science
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Old 06-28-2019, 08:58 PM
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The legs on the spring can be bent closer together.
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Old 06-28-2019, 10:41 PM
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Thumbs up remember, on the Wrangler

the loading gate is what locks/unlocks the cylinder to load/unload. I guess it has to be stiffer than usual to make the gun function correctly. maybe it will ease up a little with lube and use.
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Old 06-29-2019, 12:33 PM
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the loading gate is what locks/unlocks the cylinder to load/unload. I guess it has to be stiffer than usual to make the gun function correctly. maybe it will ease up a little with lube and use.
I have read this as well, not the same setup as a single six . My wrangler has 300 plus rds. thru it . If it loosened up ,I have not noticed
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Old 07-06-2019, 03:28 PM
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Old 07-07-2019, 12:18 PM
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you got that right !

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There is a post on rugerforum.net by iowegan that discusses a fix for this issue. go to second page for picture of the spring.
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There is a post on rugerforum.net by iowegan that discusses a fix for this issue. go to second page for picture of the spring.
Could you post a link to that thread please? I tried to find it, but wasn't successful...
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Old 07-15-2019, 11:59 PM
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Could you post a link to that thread please? I tried to find it, but wasn't successful...
https://rugerforum.net/ruger-single-...dgement-2.html
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