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    So Im a proud owner of a Ruger Mark 111 22

    Purchased it from a forum user "Leslie O", It doesn't appeared to have been fired except for the test shot?

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    Now of course learning to field strip one of these is like learning the "Civics" test, It may take a while

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thewelshm View Post
    Purchased it from a forum user "Leslie O", It doesn't appeared to have been fired except for the test shot?

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    Now of course learning to field strip one of these is like learning the "Civics" test, It may take a while

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    It will. The old style Ruger 'jacknife' mechanism is a real bugger to take down, I know, I have one just like the one you bought. Mine is well used and has dispatched many possums and coons from the back deck. They are so hard to take down (I have more than one actually, I own 4 in different flavors), I prefer to take the grips off (an d the optics in the case of my match target pistols) and immerse the entire firearm in my sonic cleaner. I call it. 'giving it a bath''. Clean it in solution, blow it out, oil the pivots, replace the furniture and optics and call it good.

    Much easier than taking it apart and much less stressful. Bill Ruger must have designed the take down assembly during a bad dream. The new ones have eliminated all that grief.
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    One would have to look long and hard to find a better 22. I have shot them for years and they are a bit tricky to take down but if I can do it anyone can. Sometimes it takes a little patience, but not bad.
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    Should be a fine little Ruger for punching paper for you!
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    Congratulations. Yes, they are a real bear to take apart and put back together, but if the Mark III is like hubby's old Mark II, it won't have to be done except once every several hundreds of rounds. But the catch is that they are so much fun to shoot that "several hundred" rounds can happen pretty fast.
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    Mine's in stainless with a bull barrel. I use them in teaching basic pistol.

    Great .22lr pistols. Nightmare to take down and reassemble. Makes you wonder what kind of fixture they designed for assembly at the factory...

    The Mark IV is supposed to be easier to disassemble.

    I simply don't open them up, and just clean them well without disassembly. I have taken my Mark I apart, and it was tough to put back together.
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    I have the Mark IV and it is a dream to take down (15 sec and that is generous) and have had several other Mark I and IIs. Now have the Mark III and have had it Apart for initial cleaning. I did get apart and back in one try but did it with gun upside down. Maybe just lucky. The Mark I was hardest but maybe I have learned more too. The pleasure in shooting it makes up for the taking apart in my opinion. Just enjoy it.
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    I just received the MK1 bought from her last week. Super happy with it. I'm with Flip, sonic clean it, blow it dry, and put a little oil wherever it's need to keep it running. They are amazing pistols, and will give you years of great time shooting.

    Congratulations on the new acquisition
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    I have a few of these and really like them. If you take a few moments to understand the workings it makes takedown and re assembly a piece of cake. Taking it apart is pretty simple. Problems start when it comes time to install the bolt. The hammer must be dropped first. On the MKIII models this means inserting the magazine to be able to pull the trigger and tip the gun forward to let the hammer fall. Now remove the magazine and tip the gun up while holding the bolt in place. This lets the hammer strut swing back so as not to get trapped in front of the mainspring housing. Now insert the pin up through the bolt and pivot the mainspring housing into place making sure the hammer strut drops into the recess for it. That's it. If you can't pull the bolt back that means you trapped the hammer strut forward of where it should be and you have to remove the housing and start over.

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    I take mine down after every shooting session. Not a problem.
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