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Old 01-01-2019, 05:16 PM   #1
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While cleaning my new GP100 after putting about 200 38 Special through it I noticed there is a ring (Band almost) in each cylinder about 1/4" from the muzzle end. The chamber also seems a bit tighter in that area all the way to the end. Cleaned and scrubbed really well with CLP and it's still there. It's symmetrical enough that it could be designed in but I wanted to b sure before I called Ruger and they said to send it in for inspection. Hopefully someone here knows the answer.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:28 AM   #2
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Although it’s typical to het a fouling ring in a .357 cylinder when you shoot .38 Special ammo in it, it will come out with a solvent like Hoppe’s or CLP and a brush. I think what you’re seeing is the end of the actual chamber in each cylinder that centers the bullet. It’s designed that way, so no worries.
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:32 PM   #3
 
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IF your GP100 is stainless steel AND the ring is indeed lead or powder residue the answer may be a tornado brush. It’s a stainless steel brush so don’t use it in a blue steel gun.


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