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Old 11-05-2011, 5:46 PM
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Default Ruger Mark III Lowers?

I purchased a Mark III 22/45 and now i am looking to upgrade it. My major concern in the poly lower. Anyone know where i can find another lower i havent found any for sale anywhere
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Old 11-05-2011, 6:33 PM
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Not a market item. On rare occasion there might be one for sale on rimfirecentral.com. Recently Volquartson said they were planing on making billet lowers for the Ruger MK series and the 22/45. Not out yet.
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Old 11-05-2011, 6:51 PM
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Not a market item. On rare occasion there might be one for sale on rimfirecentral.com. Recently Volquartson said they were planing on making billet lowers for the Ruger MK series and the 22/45. Not out yet.

You can pre-order them.
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Old 11-05-2011, 9:09 PM
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nagorb.... any information on preoders?
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Old 11-05-2011, 9:16 PM
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Sorry but no. was just browsing their site for 22/45 parts and ran across that. From what I remember out was around $4 or $500.
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for your viewing pleasure:
https://www.volquartsen.com/products...c-target-frame
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Volquartsen is in the process of making a 22/45 CNC billet lower also. It will run the same money.

As far as a cheap alternative 22/45 lower for a MarkI, II, III, There is none.
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Old 11-05-2011, 9:24 PM
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That's a mkIII lower, not a mkIII 22/45 lower. VQ said they were going to make a 22/45 lower, but they gave no timeframe. The magazines and mainsprings aren't interchangeable and will not work with that frame.
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:50 PM
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$425 for a MkIII lower? Yikes.
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$425 for a MkIII lower? Yikes.
It's aftermarket, comes anodized in different colors, aluminum instead of steel, and has volquartsen internals. Considering that no one besides VQ and Ruger(Ruger doesn't sell frames individually, otherwise people would buy just the frames to use with VQ and paclite uppers) make them, it's actually a reasonable price.

doc8404, yes the frame on the 22/45 is polymer. But it's not as if you're going to be taking your 22/45 into combat. It's plenty sturdy.
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you and the guy in this thread should trade lol http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=495838
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Thanks for all your help.
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Old 11-07-2011, 4:52 AM
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Merc1138 the poly lower is more of an annoyance for me than anything else.... My wife got it for me and the grip is a little smaller than i would like, hence wanting to upgrade the lower where i can change the grips but even if i buy the lower for the 22/45 when it comes out it may be cheaper to just buy a mark iii instead
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:20 AM
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$425 for a MkIII lower? Yikes
Custom costs money. The ruger MKIII lower is two pressed sheet metal halves seam welded together. Everyone thinks because it's 22, it should be cheap, or that's too much for a 22. To make a 22 out of something other than plastic and sheet metal costs the same as any other gun. A custom VQ 10/22 can easily run up to $1500.
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