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Want to know more about my Ruby and making it functional

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Want to know more about my Ruby and making it functional

#1 Post by AJMBLAZER » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:58 pm

I have a Spanish made, French used .32 ACP Ruby pistol that my grandfather brought back from WWII.

Like to get it running again as a memory of him and it’s long history. Problem is due to the multiple manufacturers of these things and crude design I’m lacking much knowledge of them. Any good source of knowledge about them?
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Re: Want to know more about my Ruby and making it functional

#2 Post by armabill » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:17 pm

What's wrong with it?

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#3 Post by AJMBLAZER » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:37 pm

Doesn’t fire. Seems to cock and the trigger releases but no bang.
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Re: Want to know more about my Ruby and making it functional

#4 Post by ffuries » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:39 pm

AJMBLAZER wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:37 pm
Doesn’t fire. Seems to cock and the trigger releases but no bang.
Firing pin trimmed down? A lot of bring backs ended up with the firing pins trimmed at some point.
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#5 Post by AJMBLAZER » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:52 pm

No clue. Part of the wanting to know more thing.
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#6 Post by ffuries » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:24 pm

Another possibility is the spring is shot. Really need to take it apart and take pictures of the inside. Might need to measure the firing pin and spring to see if they are worn or broken. Other than that it becomes a guessing game.

ETA: Was thinking after I posted, firing pin might be missing altogether. We're there shallow dings on the primer, signifying a light hit?

Possibilities I can think of:

Trimmed/Broken firing pin
Worn/Compressed spring
Missing firing pin

I'm sure the smarter people might have better ideals and suggestions at to what to look for.
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#7 Post by SWIHARTMARK » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:32 pm

My gunsmith found that my Ruby's ejector needed some work. There is always the gunsmith when all else fails.

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#8 Post by Tidewater_Kid » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:06 pm

Several YouTube videos on how to take them apart. Parts are difficult to find and most have to be fitted or made. Numrich has some parts.

Had to make a firing pin for mine. Here's a basic parts diagram.
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