Skip to comments.Ruger Mk. III 24/45
Posted on 10/16/2010 4:17:23 PM PDT by Captain Ray
The Ruger MK. III 22/45 is a fine weapon.. for plinking.. killing small varmints, shooting at pop cans, and just an all around fun .22 to shoot.. It sure is hard to take apart and put back together!
Not that there is any real good reason to take it apart and put it back together... It's just something I like doing with my down time. Helps me focus on lifes real problems..
I've owned this little shooter for several years.. but hadn't taken it out of the safe for a long time.. Just had the thought that I would put it in my grizzly man hands and take it apart and put it back together for no good reason. Getting it apart was no problem.. simple enough.. putting it back together was a problem tho'! LOL
So.. after several attempts, and not much success, I go online to a wide variety of U-tube videos to help me.. and they did help.. I got it put back together.. and immediatly took it apart to see if I could put it back togther again.. and then I went back to U-tube to get it put back together again... then I tore it apart again.. (Cuz my hunny is off in Warrenton for the weekend, and I really don't have anything else to do..) and.. I managed to put it back together again three times in a row!
I'm wondering.. why the heck do you have to turn it upside down, insert the mag, then right it, pull the trigger and take out the mag and all that stuff.. as sweet a little gun that this is, why is it so hard to maintain? And what is more irritating.. is that now that I know what a pain in the keaster it is to maintain it I am compelled to take the damn thing apart and put it back together again until I know exactly why each step has to be taken!
It's not OCD.. I dont think.. But still.. If someone out there could explain the individual steps to me I would really apreciste it.
How much time does it require to take it apart and put it back together?
Is it broken?
I call these the “urban 22 lites”, because they shoot at 1200 FPS, and they come equipped with a LEGAL sound suppressor. You can shoot these in the most uptight neighborhood and still kill those pesky raccoons.
gamo whisper .177 cal and .22 cal pellet guns.
Because (removes hat, stands at attention) John Moses Browning didn't invent it.
Bill Ruger was a firearms genius, but p!$$ on the take down design for the Mk I and Mk II series pistols. The Pope would break down in a swearing fit if he had to put one of those back together.
I’ve learned the hard way not to disassemble any firearm any further an the manual recommends. This is especially true of Ruger .22s. The engineering on them is superb, but not for anyone who isn’t a trained gunsmith.
Strictly my opinion, your mileage may vary.
I had my first one around 1974. It was just as hard to reassemble as they say. I have owned probably a dozen since then and they haven’t improved the field stripping a bit.
Interestingly, that first 4” barrel one was the most accurate of the bunch and that includes several target models. None have been inaccurate tho.
Learn the “trick”
Or, there is an aftermarket thing where you remove a hex screw and the gun comes apart without having to use the “trick”
I don’t bother stripping my “std” model just blast it out with scrubber upside down so the dirt runs out the top.
I have a 22/45 and it is a fun gun to shoot. I also have a S&W mod41 it is the best shooting .22 pistol I ever shot bar none.
a minute or so, after you practice twenty times or so! LOL
OM GOSH! That was funny! I lub you man!
Respect is earned, not given. They earned mine. They were some really, really good enginners.
Or even engineers. Sheesh.
A bent paperclip can help.
Unlike a 1911 which one can disassemble and reassemble with increasing ease and speed, Mk II and 22/45’s don’t get any easier the upteenth time you try.
Each one is an exercise in luck.
Good thing they really don’t need to be disassembled to be cleaned well enough to function.
If you ever find a ‘Unique’ Model 52 22 LR, made in France, buy it! It is based on the Browning Hi-Power system and is one really fine little pistol. I recently acquired a 3 inch barrel model. What a fine little pistol it is!
When I started college, I couldn’t even SPELL enginner. Now I is one!
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