• Last Post 29 December 2021
alco posted this 24 December 2021

Can you weaken the loading gate spring on a Ruger Blackhawk and if not are new weaker spring available

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delmarskid posted this 24 December 2021

I polished the portion of the gate that rode on the spring and things smoothed out. I don’t know about changing the spring.

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David Reiss CBA Membership Director posted this 24 December 2021

No, weaker springs are not available. But as delmarskid says it can be lightened with a little polishing. 

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BigMan54 posted this 29 December 2021

Ruger has disassembly/reassembly video's on you-tube. If they are still there. 

Use a hard Arkansas stone on the spring. Be careful not to change the angle.

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