The Ruger Double Action Revolvers: A Shop Manual, Volume I by Jerry Kuhnhausen
Covers virtually everything the pistolsmith needs to know about repairing or refitting the Speed, Security and Service Six Series revolvers.
The only detailed gunsmithing and repair manual published on the original Six Series Ruger D.A. Revolvers. 100's of crystal clear photos and illustrations. Volume I covers troubleshooting & problem solving; timing; parts inspection and replacement; and complete repair and rebuilding of the Ruger Six-Series Double Actions - models include the Security-Six, Police Service-Six, and Speed-Six Double Action Revolvers.
Section I includes disassembly, basic checks, parts identification, interior servicing and a time saving Trouble Shooting Guide. Section II discusses the finer points of advanced bench and shop techniques plus details of frame, barrel, crane, forcing cone, and cylinder work. A complete list of recommended tools is given and includes parts diagrams for all three Six Series revolvers.
Interaction of the trigger & transfer bar with the hammer & firing pin is covered. Important action design related subjects are covered in detail including: trigger and cylinder latch fitting for correct latch pull down and smooth trigger return; pawl (cylinder hand) fitting and adjustment; proper cylinder carry up/rotation; on-time cylinder latch drop, and smooth action function. This information packed manual provides a wealth of practical information on these unique revolvers.
With over a million made, the Six-Series Double Action Revolvers were the parent design for Ruger's later Redhawk, Super Redhawk, and GP Series double actions.
Bench edition - 174 pages with soft cover, 100's of crystal clear photos and illustrations.
3rd ed., revised 1989