i would definitely try a new set of recoil springs be they ruger or the kt wolffs sprngs. u have enough rounds down ragne IMO. has this gun been back for the recall to????kraigster414 said:P7, I am glad the barrrel polishing was a success. Good for you. As for the slide not returning to full battery despite the fact that it is clean and well-lubed, it usually comes down to two things - the need for break-in (but your gun should be sufficiently broken in), binding or a burr on the slide/frame, weak ammo, i.e., normally light reloads (not applicable in your case) or a weak recoil spring assembly. I am beginning to think it might be the latter. I'd like you to try a new set of springs. Jocko has had success using the higher rated Keltec P32 recoil springs - they do fit in the LCP but I have never tried them.
more than likely they replaced the recoil springs to, so not sure that will solve ur issues. With that many rounds, I would think it would be smoother than glass, ur using the right grease IMO. that is the best around. Is this doing it will any brand of ammo or just a certain brand. when this happens can you eject the live round and check the bullet to see if there is a ridge around it where it could be possably to long and hitting the rifling some. A possable chance that Ruger did not throat your barrel when it was in for rehab. We all guessing for you, especially if it goes a 100 rounds with no issues, just maybe your particular lcp needs more rounds down range...P7 said:I'll call Ruger's Parts Department in the morning and order new recoil springs. This is a great board with help readily available. Nice work!
Liver, you're makin' me nervous here. The goal is to polish NOT to take off metal or alther the geometry in any way. Sounds like you're fine and that you know what you are doing, but when I read about "grinding compound," removing tool marks, etc. a warning light goes on. Keep in mind, in some hands, a Dremel is more dangerous than a nuclear Iran.LittleLiver said:I took a dremal with a tapered felt tip bit, and using a bit of Permatex value grinding compound with my dremal speed set to 1000 rpms ran this over my feed ramp and at the top of the breech (chamber). Breech had groves / tool marks on top part, this didn't take away much metal if any but really smoothed out these sections. I don't believe this was a problem area for me just something I felt needed done.
Dremel compound? Do they sell it separately or is it only in a polishing kit? Need to check my Dremel, might have come with some compound, I have never used it for polishing just cutting out old toilet bolts and sink and tub drains. Its also great for grout removal.stevec717 said:OK - not going to do the youtube thing but.....here's some stills. I used a Dremel tool with cone polishing felt (fits perfectly) and dremel compund. I used med speed and just lightly polished for about 30 seconds total (Intermittently).
As you can see, it's like a mirror finish. Don't have any "before" pics but it really feels like glass now.
Good luck - easy to do .