Ruger SP101....What Is This "Mark" On Here??

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TexasAggie

Bearcat
Joined
Sep 9, 2009
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12
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DFW Texas
Can anyone please tell me what this marking is on the left side of the gun (if pointed)?? It's like a divot that appears to the upper right of the cylinder. I've been to Cabela's to look at 4 others, and none of them have it. I'm new to gun ownership as well as to this forum. GREAT site!! 8)



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mustang99

Single-Sixer
Joined
Feb 1, 2008
Messages
180
It is the recoil plate cross-pin. Most get polished flush so they are hard to notice, but if you look hard, it is there on every one (except for the newest production with an LCR-type firing pin retention system). It is not a problem.
 

chet15

Hawkeye
Joined
Jan 22, 2001
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5,693
Location
Dawson, Iowa
As mustang99 said, it is the transverse pin that keeps the recoil plate held fast. The recoil plate keeps firing pin and rebound spring in its own little compartment.
Chet15
 
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