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I disassembled my redhawk for cleaning and noticed the the lever pin on the mainspring lever is very loose it actually will fall out. now this is after I insert the disassembly pin in the mainspring strut. any takes on this will be appreciated. thankyou................L
 

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The lever pivot pin will be loose enough to fall out once the disassembly pin is inserted behind the mainspring to disassemble. When the pin is removed, and tension is back on the spring, and with the grip panels back on, there is nothing to worry about as the pin has nowhere to go.

Be careful though, that pin has a habit of bouncing on tiled kitchen floors and heading to parts unknown where they disappear.

Only problem I ever had with my Redhawk was a hammer link that snapped after about 3 years and maybe 1,000 rounds. Ruger sent me another for free.
 

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To be on the safe side, I asked Ruger for a spare when I ordered another hammer link. They sent me both parts for free. I was happy with that. I also fashioned a spare from the shaft of a broken drill bit to have around "just in case."


Here's my Redhawk with my favorite iron sight arrangement:


Trigger stop I installed. Note minimum travel:


Other work I did to the pistol was replace the original hammer spring with a reduced power spring kit from Wolff. Smoothed the engagement surfaces a bit and it had an acceptable trigger pull @ 3 #'s. Not a S&W but better than original.
 

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Does it reliably fire? any misfires with the lighter hammer spring?
 

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HighCountry66 said:
Does it reliably fire? any misfires with the lighter hammer spring?
With the Wolff springs, yes; I get consistent ignition in both single action and double action mode. I will concede that in my "tinkering" I first tried the process of cutting a coil at a time on the original spring but DA ignition sometimes failed. That spring does need to be a certain length to work optimally. (Hammer fall is shorter in DA mode.) So, I ordered a new Ruger mainspring as a backup and then ordered a Wolff kit from Brownell's years ago. Seems for many of my handguns I have a collection of spare parts thanks to my mistakes and/or tinkering.

I'll admit I don't know everything, but I do learn by doing along with trial and error. The process is rewarding when things work.
 

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thankyou for the info on the lever pivot pin,also making a spare from an old drill bit. and yes i dropped it off my bench and under it went with all the other debis, after about an hour and a half i lucked out and found it....mister c 1
 
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