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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:10 am 
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Made the rounds today of our NorCal gun stores, did some pick ups and saw a looking new 6" stainless Ruger GP 100 for $200.00. The catch - a little note which read "cracked barrel". Took a look and the forcing cone is indeed cracked at about the 2 o'clock position. About enough to get your fingernail into. The gun is otherwise perfect so, I bought it. So, what next?

I've replaced a few Smith barrels, but it's been years. Never done the same on a Ruger. My plan is to just mail it in to Ruger for replacement. What should I expect, bill wise? Any chance this will get fixed for free?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:34 am 
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Maybe. It’s hard to imagine cracking the forcing cone on a GP100. They seem to be pretty stout.

There may have been a flaw in the metal.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:05 am 
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Give Ruger a call.
I would bet they will fix it or more than likely send you a new one after inspecting it.
That is what they did for me when I bought a used Mini 14 that did nothing but jamb.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:25 am 
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Call Ruger,, be polite,, and explain how your GP-100 has a crack in the forcing cone. Politely request a pre-paid shipper from them to ship it to them. Let them decide what is best & SAFE!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:55 pm 
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Good deal ...... I'd buy all of those I see for that kinda money.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:31 pm 
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So JB Weld is out of the question ...... :wink:

I'll give Ruger a call as suggested. Am hopeful they do just a barrel switch out. Rest of the area around it is sturdy and looked fine.

If they send a new gun the "great deal" is no longer so great, unless it carries the same serial number. If they send me a gun with a different serial number it will most likely have to go to a CA FFL. And unless I get a deal going through one of my locals that's going to cost me about $125.00 in transfer costs. Still not bad.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:05 pm 
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Explain that to them in your phone call AND write a letter to ship along with it. Firmly request a bbl replacement if at all possible.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:05 am 
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Have you verified the frame is not stretched/dameged etc? This might be judged as-caused by excessive handloads or similar "abuse" by Ruger? I recall handloads violate their implied warranty...?

I'm sure Ruger will replace any part of the gun (to factory specs) that one is willing to pay for.
Afterall, they have a published price list for repair & specific parts, re-barreling included (4*0 for double-action revolvers, plus re-finishing, etc. See https://ruger.com/service/partsService.html
Still, Ruger requires a call to request an RMA # at least, so they will let you know the bottom line on repair requests. Good Luck, and let us know what they do! :?: :?:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:07 am 
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mohavesam wrote:
Have you verified the frame is not stretched/dameged etc? This might be judged as-caused by excessive handloads or similar "abuse" by Ruger? I recall handloads violate their implied warranty...?

I'm sure Ruger will replace any part of the gun (to factory specs) that one is willing to pay for.
Afterall, they have a published price list for repair & specific parts, re-barreling included (4*0 for double-action revolvers, plus re-finishing, etc. See https://ruger.com/service/partsService.html
Still, Ruger requires a call to request an RMA # at least, so they will let you know the bottom line on repair requests. Good Luck, and let us know what they do! :?: :?:


Other than eyeballing it and the gun store's story that the gun was recently sold new by them and returned with only a few rounds through it - I don't have much to go on. Cylinder gap looked fine. I'll let everyone know the results.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:32 pm 
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I had a GP100 that had a bulged barrel. Isent gun to Ruger and they quoted me a $380+ cost to rebarrel and refinish. I explained that since it was a stainless gun no refinish would be needed since the rebarrrling cost was around $180. They said all or nothing so I got the gun back unrepaired and bought a parts gun off of gunbroker.com and fixed itmyself. This was 6 years ago so your mileage may vary. But since your gun has an obvious defect in material they will probably fix it for you.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:41 pm 
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xtratoy wrote:
I had a GP100 that had a bulged barrel. Isent gun to Ruger and they quoted me a $380+ cost to rebarrel and refinish. I explained that since it was a stainless gun no refinish would be needed since the rebarrrling cost was around $180. They said all or nothing so I got the gun back unrepaired and bought a parts gun off of gunbroker.com and fixed it myself. This was 6 years ago so your mileage may vary. But since your gun has an obvious defect in material they will probably fix it for you.


I figure about $150.00 is my comfort zone cost on this one. Total cost of $350.00 for a GP100, I can live with that. Then again, I've fitted a few Smith barrels so doing it myself is an option too.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:43 pm 
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I’m guessing it will be repaired at no charge.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:52 am 
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mohavesam wrote:
Have you verified the frame is not stretched/dameged etc? This might be judged as-caused by excessive handloads or similar "abuse" by Ruger? I recall handloads violate their implied warranty...?



Ruger CS doesn't care about handloads, in my experience. When they overhauled my 4" Redhawk (replaced the barrel, pawl, trigger and hammer + a refinish and did it for free), I sent in several cases showing them them the offset firing pin marks. I even stated that they were my handloads.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:40 am 
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"My plan is to just mail it in to Ruger for replacement."

Only FFL holders can mail handguns. Hopefully Ruger will send you a shipping label for either UPS or FedEx. If they don't, have your local gun shop send it via mail. It should be a lot cheaper than you taking it to a UPS or FedEx hub.


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