Hi everyone!!! Okay I want some opinions here. I know we have some guys and gals out there who can give me guidance. My dad has an absolutely beautiful Ruger Security Six Revolver from the early 1970's. I absolutely love this firearm!!! A few months ago we were firing some reloads. The very last shot fired that day, no not because of what happens, but because it was the last round we had...my luck kicks in. My dad hands me the Security Six and tells me to fire the last one, I aim pull the trigger, there is a barely audible bang and nothing. I hand it over to my dad and he confirms, the reload was bad. The bullet is stuck in the barrel. My dad manages to get it out, but unfortunately it mushroomed some in the barrell and leaves some in there. We are also concerned about the possibility the rifling could be damaged. I took it to a friend of mine that gunsmiths for a hobby. He gets most of the rest out, but feels it should be taken to a real gunsmith. Now we are fine with this.
I call a local gunsmith, I describe it to him over the phone. He suggests a new barrel from Ruger. I advised him we have already contacted Ruger and they do not have barrels for the Security Six anymore. Without even looking at the firearm he states he does not think he can help.
Now anyone who has shot one of these knows what a treat it is. I need someone to tell me....was this guy just blowing me off or is this really a lost cause?!?!?!?! I refuse to let such a beautiful thing not be saved. Any suggestions???