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I have a Ruger Vaquero 38 stainless steel that I use for cowboy action shooting. The last time I was shooting it it was skipping over one of the cylinder slots and missing a round. One of the slots in the cylinder has a chip in the side so that the bolt doesn't stick in it. It passes on to the next slot. Is there any way to fix that, or do I need to buy a new cylinder? If I get a new cylinder is there any sort of fitting to it. I saw that Ruger charged $50 for fitting a new cylinder.

Should I send it back to Ruger and see what they say? Does anyone think they might fix it for free? I thought these guns were pretty much indestructible. I was thinking of buying an oversize pawl and adjusting the timing. The timing is off a bit. Especially the chipped slot I suppose.

I bought the gun used. Serial number starts with a 510. It doesn't look like it's had a lot of use. I've been using it since last fall for about 6 or 8 sass matches.

Jim
 

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I'd say maybe the previous owner would spin the cylinder and cock the hammer causing it to catch and stop abruptly. But then again maybe it is just a crazy flaw that just presented itself.

With the problem that you are describing, I don't think that a "quick fix" is gonna be an option. But I am very shure that with a problem like that ruger would replace the cylinder and he a working gun back to you at no cost to you. They are very good at standing behind their firearms/warranty. I would just make a quick call to them and you will be fixed up in short order.
 

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Welcome to the forum.

I agree with Handgunner. Call Ruger, get a free shipping tag and they'll fix it (replace cyl) for free. You'll have it back in 12 days.
 
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