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Ruger Single Action Revolver Reassembly (Ruger New Vaquero)


and thats how you reassemble a ruger new vaquero
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do not leave finger prints and oil on any surfaces of the parts take the loading gate
and attach it to the frame take the gate detent spring and put it into the frame ensuring
that the straight end of it blocks the loading gate from being removed this should take no
compression of the spring at all take the cylinder latch assembly and place it into
the frame ensuring that the lower raised edge goes through the hole at the bottom of the
frame to make contact with the cylinder once it is in place take the transfer bar and place
it into the top hole on the right side of the trigger then set aside take the hand and
place it into the bottom hole of the hammer on the left side
then take both assemblies and place them into the frame simultaneously with the hand going
into a groove on the left side and the transfer bar in the groove on the right note that the
gate detent spring must fit into the small notch on the hammer pivot pin while applying
pressure on the gate detent spring insert the hammer pivot pin through the right side
of the frame. push it in just enough to keep the detent spring underneath it take a punch
and insert it into the hole opposite the pin to keep the hole open so that the pin can
go through the latch assembly and trigger take a small hammer and nock the pin until
it is flush with both sides of the frame the hammer pivot pin has a small groove ensure
that the groove is on the right side of the revolver and that the longest grip frame screw
goes into the frame on that same side otherwise you will spend hours trying to figure out
why you cant screw the together insert the hammer pivot pin so that it is flush with
the frame take a punch and press down on the gate detent spring so that it goes directly
under the loading gate this will have enough tension to hold the loading gate into place
take the trigger spring and insert it into the grip frame ensuring that the two points
are facing down use a punch to help line up the trigger spring in its place take the trigger
spring pivot pin and insert it here so that it holds the trigger spring in place use a
punch to put the two ends of the trigger spring back onto the trigger spring retaining pin
first do one side and then the other take the mainspring assembly and place it into
the grip frame so that the base of it hooks into the bottom of the grip frame and the
top goes through the two points of the trigger spring take the cylinder latch spring plunger
and spring and put them together then place the assembly spring in first here take the
pawl plunger and spring assembly and place it into the back of the frame here attach
the frame to the grip frame use a screw driver to lift the trigger spring so that it goes
on top of the trigger the tension of the spring should bring the two pieces together evenly
be careful not to damage the pawl plunger spring in the process test the cylinder latch
by pressing down on it with your finger it should go down and then back up take the grip
frame screws and screw them in beginning with the one closest to the barrel on the bottom
and work your way rearward screwing them in one at a time be sure not to over tighten
so that you dont strip the screws ensure that the longest screw goes on the same side as
the notch in the hammer pivot pin this will hold the hammer pivot pin in place it will
not go in all the way other wise pull the hammer back and remove the punch
from the bottom of the mainspring assembly then lower the hammer tighten down the grip
frame screws until they are snug open the loading gate and insert the cylinder then
close the loading gate take the base pin and insert it into the front of the frame while
simultaneously pressing down on the base pin latch open the loading gate and make sure
that the cylinder spins freely then close the loading gate the cylinder should lock
into place take the ejector rod and insert it into the ejector rod housing take the ejector
rod spring and insert it into the ejector rod housing so that the wide end of the spring
faces toward the frame of the revolver insert the assembly into the frame and screw into
place take your grip panels and insert them onto the frame one at a time
then take the grip panel screw and insert it here then screw it into place and do not
over tighten to ensure the revolver is assembled correctly attempt to move the cylinder with
the hammer down it should not move open the loading gate to ensure the cylinder moves
freely test the ejector rod to ensure it functions close the loading gate and pull the hammer
to the full cock position then attempt to move the cylinder it should not move lower
the hammer to the fire position and ensure that you can see the firing pin protruding
from the frame take a will oiled rage and wipe the revolver down to ensure no prints
or moisture is on the revolver

5 thoughts on “Ruger Single Action Revolver Reassembly (Ruger New Vaquero)

  1. Actually, these are the most thorough New Vaquero disassembly/reassembly videos on YouTube. That includes Ruger's own Tech Tip video. Nice job.

  2. Thanks for the help. I bought a used ruger old model vaquero and the cylinder would spin even with the loading gate closed. All I ended up doing was watching your two videos and take every part apart and put it all back together correctly, and that fixed it. I am so new to guns and this is my first ruger vaquero so these videos were helpful

  3. Thanks, needed to troubleshoot my old model vaquero. This was all I needed to know, it was my first time taking apart a gun and this video helped me put it all back together correctly

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