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Old 07-14-2015, 12:09 PM   #1
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Ruger GP100 MC hammer shims

Ruger ships this gun with a 'standard' GP100 owner's manual. I'm just wondering if they expect non-gunsmiths to get those hammer shims back in place after a field strip cleaning.
 
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:50 PM   #2
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Did not know Ruger put shims in anything, but have you tried holding them with thick grease?
 
Old 07-15-2015, 08:49 AM   #3
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Yeah, thought of thick grease - but then I'd be stuck with thick grease in the action. (The shims are part of the Match Champion tuning, I think.)
 
 
Old 07-15-2015, 12:24 PM   #4
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Maybe lighter grease would work. What about flushing the grease with solvent? Remember it's only a little grease.
 
Old 07-16-2015, 05:00 PM   #5
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Revolver actions usually work even better with a good grease on key points.
I used Super Lube synthetic Teflon grease on customer and my own pistols for years with excellent results.

Unlike liquid lubes, grease stays put and won't evaporate, run off, dry out, or wick out.
I've opened up customer revolvers as much as 10 years after servicing to find the grease still present and still working.

I'd think that a little grease on the bearings, and on key stress points like the hammer single and double action surfaces, and the trigger will make it even smoother operating and for longer periods without maintenance.
 
Old 07-16-2015, 07:03 PM   #6
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I'm working something out in my head - without grease. May have got one shim under control, the other one still ain't coming clear at all. Next time I clean the gun, I'll see if that first part works, at least.

I was at Ruger's site, found a way to communicate (supposedly) with the CEO. Asked him if he knew what his guys had in mind. No, I ain't holding my breath.

Yeah, I know I can just telephone Ruger customer service - but that's too easy.

 
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