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.
I can almost say the same. Instead of the Target, I bought the Mark IV Hunter and then I got a Mark IV Standard. I have the Volquartsen Accurizing Kit in the Hunter and another kit on the way for the Standard but I’m beginning to wonder if I need it. Although the trigger pull is 4# on the money, it has a fantastic break.A royal pain to take apart & reassemble, the trick to reassembly is like Jeepnut said: hold it upside down. The good news is they can go for decades w/out taking them apart, I a have a MKII that has been apart once & fired over 1,000,000 rounds (yep, a million). My MKIV Target is so simple to take apart I bought a MKIV Standard. If Ruger did this a few decades ago the S&W Victory, Browning Buckmark & others wouldn't exist.
Yes mate, and thanks for the correction, obviously if you got it figured out, everyone else did....Oh, you mean a Mark III. Never heard of a Mark 111.
Conrats, the entire Mark series is one of the most iconic - and many feel best - mass produced 22 semi-auto pistols ever.