sr9 recoil spring

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papuppyowner

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My first post but I have been lurking for a while now.
Back at the end of May I bought a brand new sr9.
I have put about 1200-1400 rounds threw the gun in that time.
After every target practice round I cleaned the gun.
I didn't see any issues till today. Upon field striping the gun and in the process of cleaning the gun I was scrubbing down the recoil spring with my copper brush when I noticed what appeared to be shavings.
So after wiping away all the oil that was on the spring this is what i found.
Question is, is it normal or do I need to call Ruger for a new recoil spring
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papuppyowner

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well I just got off the phone with ruger and according to them that is normal... I don't think so.
I offered to email the photos but he said it wasn't needed.
 

papuppyowner

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ab4ka":3c9s1bl0 said:
is it me or does it look like the spring is on a wood dowel or something?
the ruger tech said it was metal but i think it's a plastic.
I'm off to my local gun shop to see what he has to say
 

Dusterman

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Hi just read your post and looked at the pics and I agree with ab4ka it sure looks like wood to me.went and looked at mine its nice and smooth and looks like metal to me.personaly I dont care what that ruger tech said I'd be sending pics to them don,t send the part until you get a new one first.
 

papuppyowner

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back from my local gun dealer, from whom i bought it from.
He too thinks it's either kevlar/carbon fiber not metal as suggested.
He doesn't see an issue with it either. :?
He said it's not bad, but keep an eye on it and if it got worse to contact ruger again an insist on a new recoil spring.
EDIT:
called ruger again and talked to another man. He told me that the spring is spring steel and the guide shaft is a polmer.
This is the first gun to use such a recoil spring in their line up. All the other recoil springs have an alum guide shaft with a spring steel.
This is why the last man I talked to was a bit confused.
He said keep an eye on it and if it gets to a point where I don't think it is no longer safe to contact the parts department and they will send out a new recoil spring.
 

ggallin

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totally looks like wood. do you have pictures of the ends of the guide rod?..and do you mind if i ask what your serial number is?
 

papuppyowner

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here is the one end
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here is the other end
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I oiled it up good now. Hoping it won't continue to scrape off like it has been
 

papuppyowner

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I was looking on rugers web page for an email address I could question this problem and send photos along with the email. I didn't come across an address that doesn't require a case number to be sent along with it. So with out a case number I can't send an email.

Can anyone help me with an address I can send an email to?

EDIT:
i found out that i didn't need a repair number it was just "suggested"
So i sent off a message with direct links to the photos
 

papuppyowner

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So I sent off the email last night. Got a reply today asking for my shipping address so they can send out a new recoil spring.

So I guess it was the photos that helped prove my case. :wink:
When the new one gets here I will let you all know.
 

Armybrat

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papuppyowner":3v94x69x said:
So I sent off the email last night. Got a reply today asking for my shipping address so they can send out a new recoil spring.

So I guess it was the photos that helped prove my case. :wink:
When the new one gets here I will let you all know.

Then you can put the old one in your fireplace this Christmas. :wink:
 

papuppyowner

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fastapex":12duwo6c said:
Do you oil your spring and guide rod when you clean it. It looks bone dry.
Read my first post again, second to last line.
Yes the guide rod and spring always had oil on it.
I removed the oil so the damage would show up better in the photo.
The new one is currently soaking in oil LOL
 

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