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Old 09-17-2019, 08:23 PM
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Damaged cyl. dry firing

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Recently purchased a 1996 model. Near ex. cond,, looked to be fired very little but was dirty. When cleaning I noticed marks on cyl. I missed when inspecting before buying. Not sure what the problem is. Cyl., firing pin, frame. Sent to Ruger to have looked at.
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:34 PM
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The chamber wall material under the FP has been displaced into the chamber, which will make ammo hard to chamber, and would most likely need to be driven out if they did go in.

Ruger will replace the cylinder (IDK if you'll be charged), but the displaced metal is easily swedged back into the chamber wall (NEVER file off the displaced metal) in a few minutes with a chamber ironing tool (about $22)


They've been discontinued, but can be found on the likes of E-Bay/etc.

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Old 09-20-2019, 09:28 AM
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I am very interested to hear what Ruger tells you. Dry firing the New Model Bearcat is okay as stated in the manual:
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