View Full Version : Opening up my throats

May 14, 2002, 09:04 PM
Can anyone recommend a good smith, that could open up the throats on my 45 Colt/ACP Vaquero? This may be a stupid question, but, why would this company cut tighter throats in the cylinders than the barrel? Thanks-

May 14, 2002, 09:45 PM
But i don't know the answer.

If you only want to do one gun, any decent blacksmith can do this fairly simply.

If you have multiple guns, or may in the future, then for roughly the same money you can order the reamer from Brownells.


It is fairly simple to use.

May 14, 2002, 10:16 PM
Why ?
They weren't payin attention.

I have seen tight throats of quite a few SnWs, often not all the same in one cylinder.

Often makes for leading and horrible accuracy.

Fix as per above posts.


May 15, 2002, 06:40 AM
Why is it that whenever Sam agrees with me i feel like a proud, little kid, whose dad just told him good job.;)

Just remember if you have to send the gun back to Ruger with the open throats they will likely replace the cylinder. At least they did on mine. Another bonus for buying the reamer.

May 15, 2002, 10:41 AM
JjMorgan64......I hope you discussed that situation with Ruger...

That is terrible, you correct their manufacturing, assembly, inspection and quality control goof........they correct it back.

Unless the replacement cylinder was absolutly perfectly timed and all chambers were alike and correct, I would be living with them untill I got my old cylinder back.


May 15, 2002, 01:46 PM
I had the reamer, so i just opened up the new throats. Took less time than the phone call would have.

If my smith had done it i'd have had to call them.

May 15, 2002, 06:49 PM
Thanx JJ and Grampa Sam.:D

May 15, 2002, 07:20 PM
from the ruger forum http://www.rugerforum.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/001503.html