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Old 01-30-2008, 17:46   #1
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OK, my Ruger SP101 rattles ... BUT I still like it! Now w/pic (see below)

Well I recently bought a nice used SP101 in .38/.357. Hey, what the heck ... I've come to realize the gun "rattles" in two spots = the ejector rod and the transfer bar. I took it to my local gunsmith. He said yep, he'd see 3 or so like that. That is the way they are. Heck, I have some nice Houge grips on this gun and I love it feel. My only other revolver is a S&W 442 - not a sound. Am I crazy here, or is this not right? Maybe I've spent to much time with autos!

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Old 01-31-2008, 10:00   #2
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I have one (bought it NIB) and it does the same thing. Doesn't do it much when the cylinder is locked in battery but its noticeable over say the larger GP100 series or a S&W.

Persoanlly, I don't care much. Its a lot less noise than you would have from change in your pocket and the GP101 is one TOUGH SOB of a gun. Frankly I'm thinking of getting a second one ala N.Y. reload

The noise from the ejector rod comes from the "newer" type ejector rod (compared to the Security six style) that is two pieces (I think) vs the older screw-together-to -keep-the-cylinder/yoke together type of the security six. I'm told its a stronger design although I was skeptical at first due to its thinner diameter and wiggly nature.

THe first thing I did was fire 500 357mag rounds through it in one afternoon. Reloads were only done from reloaders and I banged the crap out of that ejector rod towards the end when the cylinder started to gum up. It never skipped a beat and that rod held up fine. I did end up with a sore spot on the palm of my right hand though where I was smacking the ejector rod most of the afternoon.

I should have known, its a ruger. Built to last forever and a day. My little shooting session was most likely 100 times harder on me than it was on the gun

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Old 01-31-2008, 16:56   #3
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OK, it rattles but the trigger is sweet!

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We had a guy at work a couple of months back. He really, REALLY, wanted the SS GP100 w/4" bbl. Suddenly, he points it kinda towards his head (not a good thing when standing at a gun counter), and starts shaking it side-to-side. He noticed the same rattle.

Needless to say, he now had EVERYONE'S attention, not so urgently once we all knew he hadn't slipped one in a chamber for an adios party.

We finally narrowed it down to the transfer bar. When held in place (by pencil or with the hammer fully down on a pulled trigger) it would not rattle.

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Old 02-03-2008, 15:19   #5
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Yep, mine makes noise in 2 spots for sure: ejector rod and transfer bar. I figured this out via some old fashioned trouble shooting and masking tape ! Well, it rained and this weekend was Marti Gras parades and Super Bowl, so no range time. I'm getting it out next week tho. I just love the way this gun feels with the Houge grips and the trigger (thanks to some Wilson springs) is sweet. I think I'll get have to get past the rattle.

gunrun45 - 500 x .357?!? That's what I call a break-in!

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Hey, I figured if the gun could survive me beating on it for 500 rounds I could have some faith in carrying it

I really like those grips you got there... I was just checking them out in my new Midway cat. I got today.
How do they carry? Do they stick to your clothing at all? Always wanted a grip that I could get my pinky finger onto. Those looks like they would do the trick.

I think the trigger is OK on mine but I might look into a set of those Wilson springs to swap out. What was the noticable difference in yours between the wilson and stock springs?
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Put about 130 rounds down range today at lunch (100x.38s,30x.357). Well my initial fears about a rattle were moot after shooting this gun. Even with the crude sights I could knock down the small plates at 15 meters. The .357 was not that bad! The grips are great - not to small like the factory; but not bulky and I don't think they would present any problems cc-wise. Not too "tacky" either - just right IMO. I bought mine from Midway too. Gunrun45, I wish I could tell you with regards to a factory trigger vs the wilson springs, but mine came with the wilsons already (bought it slightly used on GB.com). Still, the trigger is the nicest DA revolver I've ever shot (not saying much, but it is better than my S&W by far). Now I just need to perfect my jetloading!

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When I owned an sp-101, years ago, the ejector rod rattled a bit when the cylinder was open, never when closed. Don't recall if the transfer bar ever did or not, mine was new when I bought, and yes the S-101's have a nice trigger. At least mine did.
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I have a GP100. Rattle is good. When it quits rattling it's messed up. That is when you need to worry.
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Originally Posted by Seabear1500 View Post
I have a GP100. Rattle is good. When it quits rattling it's messed up. That is when you need to worry.
I guess it's normal. I just got my GP100 back from Ruger for repairs and it rattles. When it stops rattling it's time for a good scrubbing.
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Yes, mine rattles a bit, too...mostly from the transfer bar (as others have mentioned before). Damn...the bullets rattle a bit too, but I can carry it unloaded, you think? I'm going to keep it!
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