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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:46 pm 
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A few years ago I bought a nice old Ruger Bisley 22 with the drift rear sight. I just got it out and started shooting it some. At least 3 of the chambers are too tight. If you push a shell in ( force it) and fire it you have to remove the cylinder and tap the hull out with a nail or punch. Who could I send the cylinder to and get it fixed?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:56 pm 
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I would call Ruger and explain what is happening. They will probably send you a shipping label for you to send it back for repair.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:57 pm 
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OK, I will give them a call.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:58 pm 
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.22 chambers can be infamous for that in both Rugers and Smiths.

Very easy to fix if one doesn't mind working on their own gun. Slit the end of a Chinese food chop stick, place a strip of 400 grit paper in the slot, wrap it counter clockwise until it just fits in chamber, spin it with a power drill for 5 seconds per chamber moving it in and out, and problem solved.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:02 pm 
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Hondo44 wrote:
.22 chambers can be infamous for that in both Rugers and Smiths.

Very easy to fix if one doesn't mind working on their own gun. Slit the end of a Chinese food chop stick, place a strip of 400 grit paper in the slot, wrap it counter clockwise until it just fits in chamber, spin it with a power drill for 5 seconds per chamber moving it in and out, and problem solved.



Hmm... I am tempted to try this.
I just got around to calling Ruger. They will fix it (I suppose free) but I have to send the whole gun in and pay shipping to them. I am not real crazy about sending in the whole gun. I was hoping I could just send the cylinder in. I am wondering if they just slap a new cylinder in and mail it back?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:28 pm 
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Yes, that's what they would do.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:41 am 
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Hondo44 wrote:
Yes, that's what they would do.

My cylinder is fluted and a while back I bought a non fluted 22 mag cylinder for it off the forum. I would hate for them to replace my cylinder and it be a non fluted 22 LR that I could not tell from my 22 mag cylinder.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:54 am 
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With Ruger not being willing to send a prepaid return authorization I would take Hondo's advice. If that seems to drastic to you ,you could also try wrapping a 22 cal wire brush with some 000 or 0000 steel wool and using a polishing compound like Simichrome to polish up your chambers.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:23 pm 
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xtratoy wrote:
With Ruger not being willing to send a prepaid return authorization I would take Hondo's advice. If that seems to drastic to you ,you could also try wrapping a 22 cal wire brush with some 000 or 0000 steel wool and using a polishing compound like Simichrome to polish up your chambers.


Is Simichrome something that can be found easily? I will look at our hardware store and Wal-Mart tomorrow. Are there other metal polishes that I could use if I can't find Simichrome

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:40 pm 
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Hondo44 wrote:
.22 chambers can be infamous for that in both Rugers and Smiths.

Very easy to fix if one doesn't mind working on their own gun. Slit the end of a Chinese food chop stick, place a strip of 400 grit paper in the slot, wrap it counter clockwise until it just fits in chamber, spin it with a power drill for 5 seconds per chamber moving it in and out, and problem solved.


I worked on my cylinder with the sandpaper and a wooden dowel today. I got it working a lot better and accuracy seems to be the same. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:55 am 
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Hondo44 wrote:
.22 chambers can be infamous for that in both Rugers and Smiths.

Very easy to fix if one doesn't mind working on their own gun. Slit the end of a Chinese food chop stick, place a strip of 400 grit paper in the slot, wrap it counter clockwise until it just fits in chamber, spin it with a power drill for 5 seconds per chamber moving it in and out, and problem solved.


Yep. But I'd recommend using wet/dry paper with a little cutting oil.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:13 pm 
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Had a similar problem with one of my Bearcats. I used Scotch Brite on a dowel. A little polishing was all that was needed.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:33 am 
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Crazy Horse wrote:
Hondo44 wrote:
.22 chambers can be infamous for that in both Rugers and Smiths.

Very easy to fix if one doesn't mind working on their own gun. Slit the end of a Chinese food chop stick, place a strip of 400 grit paper in the slot, wrap it counter clockwise until it just fits in chamber, spin it with a power drill for 5 seconds per chamber moving it in and out, and problem solved.


I worked on my cylinder with the sandpaper and a wooden dowel today. I got it working a lot better and accuracy seems to be the same. :)


Good deal!! Got at least 2 Single sixes I never shot gonna have to check them out!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:08 am 
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Crazy Horse if you haven't gotten your cylinder sorted yet I do have a chamber reamer that will fix the issue.

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