My dad just gave me the Ruger Bearcat he's had since he was a kid. I love this little pistol!! I brought it home, cleaned it up, and looked up the serial number to date it and find a manual for it. According to Ruger's website, it was manufactured in 1966.
While looking it up I saw that Ruger has a safety recall on it. Has to do with it possibly going off if you drop it (if the hammer is resting on a cylinder with a round in it). Anyway, I was looking for opinions here. Should I send it back to Ruger and have them install the parts that prevent this or leave it alone? For collectability, they return all original parts.
Because of its age and the connection to my father that I have through this pistol, it will likely be a safe queen until I pass it onto one of my kids, only coming out to be cleaned and admired, and maybe to the range once or twice a year.
All comments are greatly appreciated!