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Mark204, Ah but don't forget "acne", which is the pitted surface on a blued gun or "incontinence" … the condition usually found in an AR-15 when running them dripping wet. There have to be more ….
 

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Well they must have used to much oil on my SP101 because it has a lot of zits. :D

It's amazing how my guns are getting like me! LOL
 

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Wait are we still talking machining flaws?

Dang it hold on I have to go pee ....
 

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"incontinence" … the condition usually found in an AR-15 when running them dripping wet.
Soooooo, this could be similar to a shart????

Inquiring minds want to know.

Guilty too.
 

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At first glance, I thought I read, "cosmic zit."
Which is a whole 'nuther ball o wax.

Nice buy OP. Your quest has officially begun.
 

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Have two GP-100's. As has been stated "real workhorses". Put them up and equal to any other mid-heavy frame 357 as far as shooting and durability. (Have some of those others too)! Always hate it when getting a new firearm and getting that first 'ding'/'zit'! Guy I used to work back in my heavy equipment operator days always said whenever he got a new gun he'd toss it on some gravel a few times just to break it in so he wouldn't have to go through all the stress from fear of 'dingin' his new gun. Didn't really believe him, but he would upon getting a new pickup drive down a gravel road for five miles or so at a rate of speed that wasn't safe, just to break the vehicle in with any rock chips, just so he'd not have to go through the stress of rock chippin ('dingin') his new PU. Always told him he wasn't normal. Maybe he did toss his new guns on the gravel.:rolleyes::eek::D
 

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I am using the Brichwood Casey lead removal cloth. As recommended by many revolver owners. Works super well.
I’ve never heard of those cloths (but thats not unusual), did they put those cross hatch marks in the face of the cylinder, or were they already there?
I use a soft tooth brush with Happich Simichrome or Mothers Mag polish on stainless.

I agree with the others that the pit won’t hurt anything. But I’d also bet if you sent it to Ruger they would replace that cylinder.

It looks terrible I would bet most shooters will notice it from the other end of the range. You’ll know when you see them laughing and pointing.
 

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Good grief! The revolver face has some machine scratches, but very few don't. Those are pretty minor and won't affect the performance of the GP. Even firearms manufactured back in the 'Golden Days' of revolvers-whenever you want to mark that, maybe not as easily seen, but there. Those clothes won't scratch like that. Take a close up photo of any handguns surface, esp stainless and you'll see what can be called scratches. The higher the magnification, the worse it will look. Even highly polished stainless will have markings at higher magnification. Blued surfaces are harder to see, but even if a highly polished Colt Python in Royal Blue from their glory days will look scratched at high magnification. Just the nature of polishing metal. Sending the cylinder back to Ruger for those is getting a bit picky IMO!
 

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My first boss told me, "The only stupid questions are those you have and don't ask." I tend to agree with him, even though it sounds sorta cutesy and smug.

Experience is the best teacher 'cause you can't drop out of class. The only problem with experience is that you get it right after you need it.
 

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My response is usually at odds with most forum members. I assume the gun is new. Would you accept a "zit", "ding", "dent", however you want to describe it, in your brand new pickup truck ?? I wouldn't. I'd send the gun back for a new cylinder without the "small, insignificant flaw" whether or not it affects performance.:)
 

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One thing that I have come to accept in over 70 years on this earth is that "nothing man made is perfect". So, if I insist on getting another gun because of a flaw, the new gun that I get may have other issues maybe even more bothersome to me than the original issue.:(
 

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One thing that I have come to accept in over 70 years on this earth is that "nothing man made is perfect". So, if I insist on getting another gun because of a flaw, the new gun that I get may have other issues maybe even more bothersome to me than the original issue.:(
I've got you beat by 3 years. Differing opinions on a similar topic. !!;):p
 

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One thing that I have come to accept in over 70 years on this earth is that "nothing man made is perfect". So, if I insist on getting another gun because of a flaw, the new gun that I get may have other issues maybe even more bothersome to me than the original issue.<img src="http://rugerforum.net/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />
Agree with that. If it nags me, i'll either choose to accept it and get over it cuz i still like the other pluses or will do something about it.

But also, my level of 'pickyness' depends on what i want to use it for or could use it for. Some guns, I like really tight or strict tolerances, others much prefer not.... often both perform very well and for a long time.

Sometimes if more picky on some things (more so than others), would be to either help rule out issues or alternatively improve on issues, such as my handloads or shooting ability, or perhaps understanding performance of components. Always learning.
 

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No such thing as a stupid question if it's something you need to know. As my teachers used to say, if you have a question, probably several more do too, but are too afraid to ask.
 

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I would ask Ruger to clear up their acne. That looks like that zit was created by a punch or something pinging the cylinder. Perhaps it was an air bubble in the cylinder. Perhaps over the years it will crack at that location. I have never heard so much b.s. that you should accept a defect that is clearly visible in the gun. Ruger quality control aint what it used to be. Let them fix it. Someday you or a relative may want to sell this and that zit may cost you dollars. If you had noticed it when you bought it I am sure you would have taken the next one.
 

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Don’t worry Mark204 I feel like a 6 volt living in a 12 volt world.
I’ll have to try the birchwood clothes.

Op the older I get the more I appreciate a fine revolver DA or SA, it’s almost thereputic handling,shooting and cleaning. Not that I don’t enjoy pistols it’s just more deliberate or straightforward as it’s similar shooting a bolt or lever action, it’s the mechanical harmony in these guns that draws me to them.
Enjoy your fine revolver.
 

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Great choice, I've had mine since 93 and while I don't shoot it as often as I used to I enjoy it just as much now as I did when I first bought it.
 
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