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Old 02-17-2011, 12:11 PM
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Two Tone Single Six With Spring Issue ?



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Hi,
I just finished up my long term single six project (New Model) with a lot of help from posts on here !
I had all the internals polished and now its super smooth/slick ?
Alsowent from an all blue gun two a two tone look. Waiting on polishing the aluminum tube that holds the ejector rod until I see how it shoots. The grips were stripped and then had about 10 hand rubbed coats of SPRAY Tru-Oil.

1)
Where can I find a stock main spring ?
The problem is the factory main spring was made too light and now it only fires sporadically. I plan to try the poor boy trigger job and want to go back to the stock main spring weight.

2)
I had a friends stock 3 screw S6 to use as a refefernce. Now that its done, when spinning the cylinder it doesnt make the clicking noise like the old model. Its been so long since I started this I cant remember if it originally made the clicking noise?
The cylinder free spins when you cock the hammer 1/2 way back or open the gate.
There is no lead spitting when firing and the mechanism works fine when working the hammer -trigger, it's just extremely smooth now!
(It is a New Model S6)

3) When the hammer is cocked it only has one cocking position, all the way back.
again the 3 screw has 3 cocking positions. and I can't remeber if the New Model had one or two cocking positions?
No metal was removed during the polishing, just alot of time & alot of Flitz


Thanks alot for the help
Hopefully the pics I attempted to post came up ok



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Old 02-17-2011, 12:18 PM
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Nice looking SS!

My new model clicks when rotating the cylinder, and only has one cocking position.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:11 PM
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wow...that SS looks almost identical to mine(except for barrel length,I have a 4&5/8ths)......anyway I believe I have an original hammer spring somewhere.I replaced mine years ago,with a spring from the Trapper Gun Co.....however, looking at the numrich gun parts online catalog,they have a replacement for a little over $4....http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/...50A&catid=8345
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:09 AM
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Thumbs up mainspring

Bill,
I wish mine had the 4&5/8 barrel, but I got a great deal so I cant complain. Who says size matters
Really like the polished ejector rod tube and have'nt ruled out doing that yet.

Did you polish your front sight ?

Thanks for the numerich/egunparts info. In trying to decide between the Wolf 19# and the factory 23#, I'm thinking the 23#is the route to take....Did you put a reduced power one on yours & if so what do you think of it?

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Old 02-26-2011, 04:22 PM
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If you want genuine Ruger parts, just call them. I just ordered some parts I needed after some home gunsmithing and they were very pleasant to deal with.
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:30 PM
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hi..no I didn't polish the front sight I did however paint it with some red paint to make it a little more visible to my aging eyes....replied to your PM....
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Hi,
I just finished up my long term single six project (New Model) with a lot of help from posts on here !
I had all the internals polished and now its super smooth/slick ?
Alsowent from an all blue gun two a two tone look. Waiting on polishing the aluminum tube that holds the ejector rod until I see how it shoots. The grips were stripped and then had about 10 hand rubbed coats of SPRAY Tru-Oil.

1)
Where can I find a stock main spring ?
The problem is the factory main spring was made too light and now it only fires sporadically. I plan to try the poor boy trigger job and want to go back to the stock main spring weight.

Numerich, Brownells or Wolff

2)
I had a friends stock 3 screw S6 to use as a refefernce. Now that its done, when spinning the cylinder it doesnt make the clicking noise like the old model. Its been so long since I started this I cant remember if it originally made the clicking noise?
The cylinder free spins when you cock the hammer 1/2 way back or open the gate.
There is no lead spitting when firing and the mechanism works fine when working the hammer -trigger, it's just extremely smooth now!
(It is a New Model S6)

the way it functions is suppose to be the way it is. the older 3 screw funcitoned more like the Colt SAAs. IIRc, once you open the loading gate, it should rotate the cylinder 1/2 way between chambers. There is an aftermarket free spin pawl available.

3) When the hammer is cocked it only has one cocking position, all the way back.
again the 3 screw has 3 cocking positions. and I can't remeber if the New Model had one or two cocking positions?

thats the way the newer models work. theres less clicks and imo takes more effort to cock the hammer


No metal was removed during the polishing, just alot of time & alot of Flitz


Thanks alot for the help
Hopefully the pics I attempted to post came up ok



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Old 03-01-2011, 02:35 PM
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bang bang, Thanks for the reply

the way it functions is suppose to be the way it is.

So is it supposed to click or not when I spin/rotate the cyinder by hand ?
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:05 AM
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Mine clicks
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:30 AM
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Thumbs up Got some springs

Got some springs /parts from a guy in Arboga, Ca.
His name is Gary West great knowedgeable source for revolver parts.
His e-mail is ( [email protected] ) Great guy to deal with.


Will post results regarding accuracy when I get around to getting it on a bench or range for more formal accuracy testing.
Eric/zermatt7

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Old 04-15-2011, 12:12 PM
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Yes, it's supposed to click. Sounds like somebody did a freespin modification or installed a freespin pawl from Power Custom. As long as it functions properly with the gate closed, you're okay.

I install 17lb Wolff mainsprings in all my Ruger single actions. All 14 of mine as well as Dad's 4.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:46 PM
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The two tone look is mighty fine. When polishing the aluminum frame did you just start with 400 or 600 grit emery cloth or did you chemical strip it in some way?
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:17 PM
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Here are the steps...

Take frame off of gun

Remove black finish with BRASS wire wheel on a bench grinder.
"The BRASS wire wheel is softer than the aluminum frame so it doesnt remove any metal from the frame".

Sand down fame w/ wet - dry sand paper going up up in grit, 220 -240 -320 - 400 - 600 -800- 1000- 1500. With coarse to light scotch brite pads used to get in the nooks & crannies.

Polish frame to a mirror finish wtih FLITZ polish then MAAS polish second

Decide I do'nt like the mirror finish

Take it back to a satin finish with green scotch brite pads

Hope this helps
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:12 PM
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**** if that dont look identical to my SS, even down to the white lettering.

Good job!
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