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Bearcat
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Hi all- brand new to the forum. I come armed with several questions that will probably bore the old-timers. Please be gentle!

- I have 2 Bearcats, #s 46XX and 267XX. Can anyone advise when these were made and what product code they are, i.e. BC-4, etc.?
- The older gun is missing its ejector housing, spring, etc. Are any of these parts available?
- Also on the older gun, apparently someone fiddled with the innards as the gun has a HAIR trigger; so light that the gun is unsafe to shoot. Does anyone work on these Bearcats?
- Finally, to end on a positive note, the 267XX gun is like NEW. The only way to upgrade it would be to have a box and papers. What would be the appropriate box for this gun, and are they out there?

Thank you for any help you can provide.
 

SBH4628

Blackhawk
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46xx has adate of 1960
267xx has a date of 1963
As far as finding internal parts, Good question.Someone here may offer you some. Not cheap :shock: As far as the box....Good luck :D We keep those :D
 

flatgate

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Welcome to Ruger Forum!

You can deepen the "notch" in front of your existing sear (on the hammer) via some very, very careful filing or stoning. Doing so will probably require some additional hammer travel when cocking the revolver.

If hesitant PLEASE find a competent Gunsmith in your locale.

Yup, BC-4's and www.ruger.com contains a s/n list vs. ship year.

Ruger used the same basic box for all the Bearcats and the early Super Bearcats.

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contender

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Welcome to the forum!
You can place a WTB ad in the classifieds here for parts. As for gunsmiths,,, there are a bunch,,, but it's all about what you need done,,, AND how deep your pockets. If it's just swapping out the hair trigger parts & returning it to "original" condition,,, most any descent, honest gunsmith should be able to handle that. Many of us here can swap out parts.
 

flatgate

Hawkeye
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Oh, and you'll need a steel ejector housing for your Bearcat. As far as screw, spring and ejector rod, the current production parts should be OK.

Check the Internet for Ruger Parts Sellers. With some patience, you should be able to find what you need.

PM or e mail me for some hints, if you please.

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Welocome to the Forum............If the gun "needs" part s,ie housing,ejector ,spring and screw, call the factory and tell them you have a "new" model in the 93 prefix range, and order the parts, faster, will work for your gun ,till you can find a 'steel' housing, if you even want to bother to do that, depends on the guns condition ,overall , and how bad you want to make it "original"........as for the boxes, keep a look out at the local gun shows, on the internet they will be "pushing" the $100 mark....maybe more if someone else is bidding against you.....................
 
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