Why I only buy older wheel guns. What on earth happened to QC? My 1996 GP, 1973 and 1980 Blackhawks could not be nicer.
Sounds like a plan. All new Rugers I have ever bought have had to go back to fix something. They had to replace my Mini-14. They just could not fix it and the replacement gun came with a similar problem, but one I could live with. That spurred me to buy an AR-15 which has never had a problem. Mini-14 hasn’t been shot in years. All used Rugers I have bought have been perfect. If it were me, I would have Ruger address the bluing. No sense paying someone else to blue it when it should be Ruger's problem, but that’s me.Thanks very much for your thoughts. I'm mulling over how to handle this. Here's my thought: The gun now has a barrel cylinder gap that I consider perfect. the barrel is now perfectly straight. I have yet to see one like that before now (and I've owned a lot of Rugers). The lock up is tight. Trigger pull is smooth and not too heavy.
If I ask for a new one: odds tell me that something will be wrong with that one. I can always send this back for a re-finish, either by Ruger or an outside company. I'm inclined to shoot it when I get a chance to, and if it's a performer, keep the gun and get the finish addressed either by Ruger or someone else.
Mechanically it's sound now. it's just a little ugly. LOL