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I just got off the phone with Prescott about getting the newer barrel, as mine doesn't let some types of ammo seat properly.

I was told simply to package it up with a note and mail it to them, turn around should be no longer than 2-3 days on their end. You don't even need to call them first, just explain the problem in your note and include your return address. Of course send it to the Arizona service center which handles pistols.

The gun seems to shoot fine, I just would rather have the barrel which will take all rounds. I have no problems with Rem GS or Win Silvertip JHPs, but both the brass and aluminum Blazers FMJ won't seat and are tight. I'm surprised FMJ would be the problem, but maybe it's just the Blazers. These four are the only types I've tried so far, to be honest I won't shoot this gun much at the range, just enough to keep my feeling for it. It's strictly a CCW for me so I'll be using the Golden Sabers when carrying.
 

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Would you mind posting the address to mail the barrel to also???
 

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Just so you're clear on what you expect from Ruger, and I don't know what they told you, however, they did not replace my barrel - they machined it to the new specs.
 

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picketeer said:
Would you mind posting the address to mail the barrel to also???
LOL, Kraigster posted it in the general forum and you replied to him in the same thread! But here it is again. http://elsiepeaforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=261.0 ;)

As far a repaired or machined, its doesn't matter to me but I would assume it would be quicker and cheaper to just send a replacement. It's good either way though.
 

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They will machine the throat deeper. I would want my same barrel back, especially if it was working ok with most brands of ammo. Why chance a new barrel??? My bet is that down the road you will still encounter a brand of ammo that will not function correctly. Find what shoots good and stick with it. Lots and lots of guns out there that will not shoot all brands, I think Seecamp even tells you directly what brand will and will not work. KT's 9mms have a hard time digesting 147 grain rounds, so most all just pass on it. Not alibing for Ruger either, just that way some things are.. Good luck what ever direction you choose to go..
 

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Stiofan said:
picketeer said:
Would you mind posting the address to mail the barrel to also???
LOL, Kraigster posted it in the general forum and you replied to him in the same thread! But here it is again. http://elsiepeaforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=261.0 ;)

As far a repaired or machined, its doesn't matter to me but I would assume it would be quicker and cheaper to just send a replacement. It's good either way though.
Just thought that since you discussed it in you post here it might be appropriate to add here to in case there are folks that don't know it is elsewhere!

 

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I sent mine in for a cracked grip and they sent it back with a paper that said the barrel, grip, slide stop{newer type, my gun had the old flat one}, and grip pins were all new. My barrel was fine as far as I was concerned but ended up getting replaced so I wouldn't be too surprised if they just gave you a new one. Barrels must be really hard steel because a look inside with a bore scope shows the kind of chatter and tool marks we see when machining hard steel. The thin part near the muzzle on my barrel is only .013" thick.
 

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I mailed my barrel off Monday, same deal as Stiofan. She said just throw it in an envelope with a note, no RMA number or anything required. She did specifically say they were going to rethroat the barrel. I'd imagine that's more cost effective for Ruger since it seems quite a few barrels were out of spec.

New barrel or machined original...doesn't matter to me as long as it works! Can't wait to get it back and verify it's functioning properly so I can order a CT laser. ;D
 

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I mailed my barrel off Monday, same deal as Stiofan. She said just throw it in an envelope with a note, no RMA number or anything required. She did specifically say they were going to rethroat the barrel. I'd imagine that's more cost effective for Ruger since it seems quite a few barrels were out of spec.

New barrel or machined original...doesn't matter to me as long as it works! Can't wait to get it back and verify it's functioning properly so I can order a CT laser. ;D
What are the first 6 numbers in your serial number, if you don't mind me asking.
 

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rwsnc, what is the significance of the serial numbers..........Are certain ones more prone to need rework or replacement? ???
 

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Mine was in and they did a Re-throat on the Barrel, but, it still will NOT take the Cor Bon ammo 90 JPH, when the slide goes forward it will not go all the way. I just want it to accept all 380 Ammo. Anyone try Cor Bon 90 in there LCP.
 

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rwsnc, what is the significance of the serial numbers..........Are certain ones more prone to need rework or replacement? ???
I'm not sure that there really IS any significance. As we all know, Ruger had some QC issues early on. My ser # is 370-348xx. I haven't had any problems (yet).
 

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For what it's worth, my serial is 370-177xx and was told to send it in for modifications. I was told by Ruger I have a early model.
 

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How old is your LCP..............how long have you had it?
 

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Got my rethroated barrel back yesterday, total of 10 days since I put it in the mail. Not bad considering they said 2-3 weeks. I did spend the $4 to mail it USPS Priority, so maybe that helped.

The feedramp looks better and seems to handcycle smoother. Can't wait to get to the range and see if it's really fixed.
 

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1. The manual which came with my lcp states in the parts list that new barrels have to be fitted at the factory. Probably the reason for repair only.

2. I have fired the corbons in mine with no problems.

Bob
 

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Hey 1 Buck:

I sent mine in and they did a Re-throat (Repaired) and it will Not allow a Cor Bon 90 JHP, when I let go of the slide it will Not push the round in all the way. will take everything else, but, the gun is made to take everything, they said to just send it back, I waited 5 weeks last time, just a pain waiting so long, makes me wonder if they did re-throat the barrel the first time. ???
 
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