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Hello,

I just purchased my Ruger LCR 357 last week and already the ejector rod has scoring on it is this normal? I have not put any rounds down range with it. Just from getting a feel for it right out of the box the ejector rod has the bluing already scrapping off of it. Please let me know of this is something I should be concerned about. Has this happens to your LCR? Thanks
 

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I would say, not normal. Where is the bluing rubbing off? Can you see where its touching something to cause the wear? Are you talking about the very tip, where it contacts the front latch that holds it in place? Can you post a picture so we can see? WELCOME.
 

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I would say normal. Add a small drop of oil to it to help minimize it but it's pretty much the same deal as a cylinder turn ring. Metal on metal rubbing will leave a mark but it doesn't really get any worse.
 

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If you mean the very tip of the ejector, both of my LCRs have done that. The very edge is worn shiny. The rod that does the actual unlatching is titanium. Very wear resistant.

FWIW, the 357 ejector latch has two springs, one inside the other. This makes it stronger to resist unlatching from recoil. The 38 and 22 models have only one spring. One of the two 357 springs is the same as used in the other models, with a second spring added.

One possible negative about LCRs is that you have to unscrew the barrel to do any work on the latch. With S&Ws, you just punch out a roll pin that holds the latch together.
 

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Thanks or the reply guys. I will try to post a picture when I get a chance. The wear is on the actual rod itself running parallel up and down the rod. It's almost from pushing it in multiple times to eject stuck rounds from the cylinder.
 

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Thanks or the reply guys. I will try to post a picture when I get a chance. The wear is on the actual rod itself running parallel up and down the rod. It's almost from pushing it in multiple times to eject stuck rounds from the cylinder.
STUCK rounds, or fired rounds? I have roughly 300 .357 rounds, and countless .38 rounds thru my KLCR and have never had STUCK rounds. If you have STUCK rounds then there is a problem. I looked at my 2 LCRs and see no wear on either rod. I have thousands of rounds thru my LCR-22 and it looks new.
Is the rod on your LCR easy to push when the cylinder is empty? Is the wear cause by something inside the channel dragging on the rod, and causing the feeling of STUCK rounds? Maybe a burr? Is the wear one scratch, or all around the circumference of the rod? Here is a pic of my KLCR and no wear.

 
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