GUN Taking apart the Ruger MK3 22/45 SUCKS.

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  1. PC Principle

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    Just spent two hours on this damn thing. If you don't tilt the gun a certain angle and direction while doing some steps it is impossable to put it back together properly. :mad:

    Don't ever take one apart unless you absolutely have to. :mad:

    The amount of gunk and dirt I got out of it though was AMAZING. It was just starting to have FTF after I put about 5000 rounds through it without cleaning it over a period of 3 years. I cant believe it was even working as well as it was when I started seeing the buildup in the thing.
     
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    I got it working finally.
     
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    It's my guide :o

    I did it in about 5 minutes yesterday which included cleaning the bolt.
     
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    Nice. :coold:

    This is the first time I ever taken it apart though. Now I am sure I can do it a lot faster.
     
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    Yeah, I've lost count of the times I've taken it apart. The first few times I did it were tough though :o I think the manual has a pretty good guide too.

    After you do it a couple times it's really not as bad as everyone says it is.
     
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    One time I sucessfully managed to make it to where I couldn't get the takedown lever to go fully in, or be removed. It required me calling ruger and getting a walk-through on how to fix it... It's the main reason that I would trade/sell this pistol. Other than that, my MKIII 22/45 Hunter shoots like a dream. That and the trigger is lawyer ready.
     
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    First time is always a bitch. I can put my MKIII back together in under a minute now.
     
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    F8Lstang in savasana

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    thank god i still have the manual
     
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    You should try detail stripping one, the whole trigger bar/disconnector assembly is whacky as hell IIRC.
     
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    When I took out my mag safety and put in a target hammer I had to take a picture of how everything was arranged so I could put it back correctly :hs:
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Taking apart any Ruger sucks ass. :o
     
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    Same here, those pics helped a lot. It was my dads old Ruger Standard from when he was a kid so it had over 45 years of dirt and grime coating everything on the inside. It badly needed the cleaning but man was that euro style mag catch a pain in the ass to get back in.
     
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    10/22 > * two bolts and the rest is pins
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Taking out the bolt and putting it back in is always a PITA.
     
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    Mine came with the rail and screws (5.5'' bull barrel). I'm pretty sure all the receivers are the same, they have 3 tiny screws that you take out, toss on the rail, then screw it down. Call up Ruger for a new one or check here:

    http://www.rimfiresports.com/mercha...Code=RSC&Product_Code=RM2FD&Category_Code=VC2

    If your receiver isn't drilled and tapped you'll probably take it to a gunsmith, but I can't imagine why they'd only do it on some.
     
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    Mine doesent have them. :o
     
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    Ah, that sucks. It's not too expensive to have them thread it. Shouldn't cost you more than $50 for that and a scope mount. I ended up taking the red dot off, I'm faster with the irons.
     
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    it always was for me, until the past 3 or 4 times, it just popped right in/out :wiggle:
     

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