Just got a gun back from my sister. She's moving way far away. Her husband said they no longer needed it as they were moving to a much safer city.
Ruger Speed-Six, I bought it new at New York Hardware in downtown LOS ANGELES. In July 1980. She went to the range with our Dad & I the next month, to shoot the old Model 10 6" that I had bought for her home defense gun. She was recently divorced & living in the Hollywood Hills.
She shoot the 10 well enough & seemed happy with it. Then I brought out my new gun. She "glommed" onto it immediately. Wanted it only. No "f" way. Well.......when I got home the model 10 was in my shooting bag & the speed-6 was not.
I drove to her house w/ the model 10 to swap out guns. She wouldn't let me in. Called Dad. I was screwed. Had to get her a lock box in 1988 so their 4yr old didn't get to it. Never saw it again.
Called last month, moving to Carmel. If I wanted the gun back ? Come get it or she'll give it to LAPD. Opened the box, she couldn't. Had forgotten combo. I had set it same as mine. THE DAMNED BLUED GUN HAD MELTED INTO THE FOAM. I pulled it out, cylinder wouldn't open, ran my thumb hard over the edge of a cylinder flute to rub off foam, RUST!!!!!!!!!!. Closed box, walked out.
Came home, took one of wife's chill pills. Garage, old toothbrush. Things started to look up. Kept brushing, got cylinder open. Removed old TWO PIECE PACHMAYRS. Disassembled gun, cleaned everything. Used Ballistol. Reassembled gun.
THANKS to American Security for whatever miracle foam they put in that box. I got back a gun in 99percent new condition, that I bought 37yrs ago & fired only 6rds out of. There was no rust except that one spot along the edge of one cylinder flute.
THANK YOU "gun gods" for a "new gun". Haven't had a new one in at least a dozen years. 3.0grs Bullseye/358477 hear we come.
Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.