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 ***** 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.