Sticky Speed Six

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by JohnR, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. JohnR

    JohnR New Member

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    I got my '82 vintage Speed Six used, and now that I've finally found the perfect grips (Pachmayr), the cylinder is sticking on one chamber. It's not particularly dirty, but it becomes nearly impossible to either pull the trigger or cock the hammer.

    I'm not sure what to check for and what's fixable. Or if Ruger still services these.
     
  2. JohnR

    JohnR New Member

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    I guess it just gets dirty, between lead and soot. I disassembled and cleaned everything, and it's smooth as butter now, though the cylinder gap seems to close up a little during some of the cycle.
     

  3. Oldhand

    Oldhand AKA Rawhidekid! Lifetime Supporter

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    Could have a slightly bent yoke. Call Ruger I believe they would take care of it. Doesn't hurt to ask.;)
     
  4. DrDenby

    DrDenby New Member

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    Whenever I clean my revolvers, I always take a nylon brush to the cylinder ratchets, yokes, etc to get rid of any gunk that builds up that affects cylinder rotation.

    Doc