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Old April 30, 2012, 12:27 PM   #1
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Half Cock, Full Cock, No Cock

Ok I was reading in another thread and I just have to ask. In order to prevent turn lines, you should always go to full cock from half cock, then let the hammer down. Is this correct? I hope so cause thats the way I do it. My ROA has some turn lines on the cylinder, but they were there when I bought it.
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Old April 30, 2012, 01:05 PM   #2
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always go to full cock from half cock, then let the hammer down
That is correct.
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Old April 30, 2012, 01:24 PM   #3
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Old April 30, 2012, 07:24 PM   #4
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Ruger is going to leave a line no matter what. It's built into the design.
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Old May 2, 2012, 03:07 AM   #5
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Maybe it's just me but I think that ROA's are all different.
When it comes to having turn lines, some ROA's have a noticeable turn line and others don't.
Ruger made so many of them that some were bound to be fitted better than others.
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Old May 2, 2012, 04:38 AM   #6
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Maybe. I'm no fan of the ROA, never even held one but it's basically a blackhawk frame and lockwork is it not? I know the newer Ruger cartridge revolvers always leave a turn line if they're used much.
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Old May 2, 2012, 06:27 AM   #7
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The ROA action is indeed the same as the other Ruger single action revolvers. One of my ROA's has a faint turn line despite careful handling, the others do not (although one of those has never been turned by me, and perhaps has never been turned at all). My Single Six had a distinct turn line until I refurbed it, and it has not 'returned' (pun intended). I tend to agree with Hawg that the design will inherently promote a turn line, although that's no excuse for mishandling the gun either.
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Old May 2, 2012, 09:25 AM   #8
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derrslayer,
Yes you are doing it right, but since the cylinder stop has to engage the stop notch in order to line the shot to the barrel, and the spring has to be stout enough to positively lock the cylinder in place, almost any revolver with real use, is going to have a turn ring eventually. I'm sure you could take it to a custom gunsmith and spend a lot of money to have it timed perfectly so as not to leave a ring, but, I would think, that unless you are a collector, it is just a sign that someone has had some real fun with the weapon and I wouldn't worry about it to much. I have owned quite a few revolvers and I have never had one that didn't get a turn ring after a few hundred shots.
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Old May 2, 2012, 12:31 PM   #9
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Here's a thread with many photos of used ROA cylinders and conversion cylinders and some don't have any noticeable turn rings.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=538088
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Old May 2, 2012, 07:37 PM   #10
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Cool. None of the guns I bought new have a turn line after hundreds of rounds. My Uberti 73 made in 2000 I got used from a CAS shooter with no doubt thousands of rounds through it and it has no turn line. My Single Six has a faint one on the magnum cylinder but I don't use it much.
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Old May 3, 2012, 06:21 AM   #11
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Interesting. My magnum Single Six cylinder hasn't even a hint of a turn line, but the regular cylinder developed a very distinct line. My head hurts; I need more coffee.
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Old May 5, 2012, 01:21 PM   #12
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With a SAA if you replace the flat bolt spring with a wire spring it will often start leaving a ring.
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Old May 5, 2012, 01:39 PM   #13
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The bolt shouldn't contact the cylinder no matter what kind of spring it has. Bolt travel is limited by the bolt itself.
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Old May 8, 2012, 08:20 PM   #14
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I'm sure most of you have seen the black and white movie with Glenn Ford and Broderick Crawford called the fastest gun alive. His gun has a deep turn line on it
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