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SI2011
04-09-2011, 11:25 AM
15 minutes to take my new Ruger 22/45 apart. 2 1/2 hours to get it back together again.

And I never got the barrel to slide off the trigger assembly.

CHUCK-E
04-09-2011, 11:30 AM
Ive taken my Ruger MKIII apart twice.....never again! Bore snake & wipe down w/CLP. Good enough! 1000 rds still flawless.

trob
04-09-2011, 11:31 AM
i havent even attempted it because of stories like this. i just spray it with gun scrubber and run a bore snake...:)

MyOdessa
04-09-2011, 12:37 PM
Is there difference in take down between Mk II and Mk III? Mk II are easy to take apart and re-assemble.

MongooseV8
04-09-2011, 1:08 PM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=417037

Once you get the couple steps figured out its not that bad. There are plenty of great videos on youtube if you are still having trouble.

Also there is a difference between the Mark II and III when assembling and reassembling because of the stupid mag disconnect safety. Once removed it makes it quite easier.

Tank 57
04-09-2011, 4:51 PM
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Also there is a difference between the Mark II and III when assembling and reassembling because of the stupid mag disconnect safety. Once removed it makes it quite easier.

+1 on this.

chesterthehero
04-09-2011, 4:57 PM
+4 hours to get it apart and back together

turns out we are either total retards or ours are just tight..

Sheldon
04-09-2011, 5:39 PM
They can vary a lot in how easy they come apart and go back together. My first one did/does so pretty easily.....a MKII. I have several and they are all a little different from one another. A friend has a 22/45 MKIII that needs a rawhide mallet to pop the top end off and get it back on. It would be nice if they spent a little more effort in getting the fit so they would come apart in a more uniform manner!!

Tank 57
04-09-2011, 7:24 PM
My MKII requires a good whack with a rubber mallet.My MKIII comes off easily.

Chuck67
04-11-2011, 2:55 PM
This page http://www.guntalk-online.com/2245detailstripping.htm
saved me from throwing my MKIII out of my window haha. Hope it helps you out.

psango
04-11-2011, 3:14 PM
This page http://www.guntalk-online.com/2245detailstripping.htm
saved me from throwing my MKIII out of my window haha. Hope it helps you out.

good link!

SI2011
04-11-2011, 3:24 PM
This page http://www.guntalk-online.com/2245detailstripping.htm
saved me from throwing my MKIII out of my window haha. Hope it helps you out.
Thanks for the link. That's a very detailed set of instructions.

Now, even from the beginning, my problem wasn't what to do, as I have the factory instruction manual and access to plenty of youtube videos and such, it was the actually doing it that was frustrating.

I guess I'm not mechanically inclined. I don't work with my hands for a living, and I'm not what you would call "handy", so I found it hard sledding. I don't know how hard to push/pull and I'm afraid of breaking something. I don't like the thought of tapping my brand new gun with a mallet.

This is something you have to do and keeping doing before it gets any easier.

SoCal Bob
04-11-2011, 3:59 PM
I find Moe's video to be a great help. Note that he is showing a Ruger Mark III. The magazine in the 22/45 has to be out to work the mainspring release lever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYHJm2P4kP0

BayAreaShooter
04-11-2011, 4:19 PM
15 minutes to take my new Ruger 22/45 apart. 2 1/2 hours to get it back together again.

And I never got the barrel to slide off the trigger assembly.

HAHAHHA join the club. This comes up about once or twice a month. Honestly once you do it a few times it will be much , much easier. I had problems the first time I took mine apart but after the initial breakdown and shooting it loosened up considerably. I still keep my manual at arm's reach no matter how many times I disassemble it. It's been a year or so and I still cannot get the barrel off the frame.

oldsmoboat
04-11-2011, 4:46 PM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=417037

Once you get the couple steps figured out its not that bad. There are plenty of great videos on youtube if you are still having trouble.

Also there is a difference between the Mark II and III when assembling and reassembling because of the stupid mag disconnect safety. Once removed it makes it quite easier.
Thank god for Youtube.
I just put a fore grip on a shotgun and when I turned it over after removing the trigger group, a bunch of parts fell out.

psango
04-11-2011, 5:38 PM
after about 4 times doing it you'll be saying why did that bother me so much.

SI2011
04-12-2011, 11:58 PM
It's been a year or so and I still cannot get the barrel off the frame.

I went to Home Depot and bought a dead blow hammer (http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202065948/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053). It worked like a charm. The barrel came off with just a couple of good whacks. Have something ready to catch it with. Just keep telling yourself that it was made to have the barrel taken off.

Now, working on putting it back together correctly. I had it back together before, but the magazine kept falling out every time I dry fired it. Obviously that's not right.

MrExel17
04-13-2011, 12:45 AM
Man your story is known very well.. I should be the poster child for this thread. When I got my Mossberg 590 I decide to change the stock and forend to the Black Hawk version, dude at the counter was like " Ya 30mins tops, no problem ", I've done work on my AR before so I was pretty confidant.

Long story short 4 hrs to replace 2 things, WHY? you ask for 1. first time disassembling and shot gun and 2. for some reason the crown lock wouldn't site flush on the threads of the mag barrel for I had to dremel for it to fit.

Another issue was the heat shield sat right on top of the forend too, so had to dremel there as well, did I mentioned the dremel broke 2hrs in. So I had to use a file btw this was done in the middle of the night started 11pm finished 5am this is with cleaning, re-assemble, etc....But ya "That was annoying...."

bjl333
04-13-2011, 1:37 PM
+4 hours to get it apart and back together

turns out we are either total retards or ours are just tight..

:eek: