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    Cool Wife's gun is finished!

    For Christmas I bought my wife a new Ruger SP101 in .22LR. The gun was defective and I had to return it to Ruger for some TLC ( http://guntipsandtalk.com/showthread...245-Ruger-OOPS ). Well, Ruger fixed the gun and returned it in record time. There was one more problem....

    The trigger pull as well as cocking the hammer for single action was worse than a Nagant Pistol! I mentioned it on another forum and a member there posted that she had the same gun and hers was just as bad when she bought it. I PM'ed her and she put me in touch with a Gun Smith named Tom Monk in Pennsylvania. I sent him the Ruger....

    What a difference! It is like a different gun! He installed a new spring set, polished up a couple rough spots, tested the gun and sent it back to me. My wife absolutely loves this gun and yesterday she and I put 300 rounds through it with zero complaints. Tom replaced the hammer spring with a 14 pound spring and when he returned the gun to me he included a 13 pound spring in case my wife needed it lighter. His prices are more than fair, in fact, I have spent more on a single brick of .22 match ammunition than he charged me to do the gun and his price included labor, parts, and shipping!

    I did one more thing.... my wife owns a S&W 686 4 inch .357 and a S&W snub nose model 38 airweight. She has owned both guns for probably 30 years or more. In 2000 and then 2001 I had matching custom grips made for both guns. The grips are faux ivory and they are hand engraved with red roses into the grips. my wife's name is Rose. Anyway, I contacted the grip maker who did both sets of grips for me and asked him to do a matching set for her new SP101. They arrived about a week before the gun came home and they look great, according to the wife, on the gun.

    If anyone needs a good gun smith let me know and I will give you his contact information....

    Don

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    I collect Rimfire Firearms (.17 HMR, 5 mm Magnum, 5 mm Craig , 6 mm Flobert, .22 LR, and .22 Magnum), especially Mossberg's. I look for old, different, unique, or rare rifles and handguns in any rimfire caliber as well as parts. If you have anything in this category you want to sell or trade please e-mail me at fatboyflorida@gmail.com or PM me here on the forum.

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    Now that is nice!!!! Quite the ladies gun.....
    Bob
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    That sounds like a real nice gun, Don!
    "Sights are for the unenlightened."

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    Nice project!! It would be really interesting to see the engraving process!

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