my excellent ruger single action...(retitled)

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redeux

Bearcat
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Aug 19, 2008
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no , this is not an alternate universe posting...
oddly enough its a ruger i never intended to buy or even knew existed...
a friend needed money for a 1911 and asked me if i'd be interested in a ruger 22 he had , nib...
its an NR-4F-50 short barrel fixed sight blued SS...
daaammm , does this little sucker shoot!
timing is spot on , no dragmarks or peening , sights are straight , trigger is good , etc...
so whats the downside ?
ok , the locating holes in the grips were way oversized making the grips impossible to tighten down properly..
about 3 minutes and some small strips of duct-tape around the pin fixed that...
this is now my only remaining ruger , but damm! , its a good one...
they can do it right (at least they did in 2003...)
sorry , no pics available...
 

contender

Ruger Guru
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Lake Lure NC USA
Don't worry about pics, we know what those little guns look like. Glad to hear you got a good shooter! If you want to protect those grip panels, the backside, from splitting or popping out the estuations, go to a hardware store, get a 1/2" long nylon spacer with a hole size just enough for the screw shaft. Hone about .005 off it with a file etc, and install it between the panels, over the screw. it'll prevent the horrible "busted pull through" that has ruined MANY pairs of grips.
 

batmann

Single-Sixer
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Indianapolis, IN USA
Ruger still builds some good ones. My Lipsey .44 Special is a good example. If you like the grips, they can be fixed, but it sounds like it deserves a new pair.
 
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