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Old 03-11-2020, 8:52 PM
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Default Ruger MKIII takedown video - this helped

Wanted to share this video as I found it useful. I recently acquired a Ruger MKIII 22/45. I love the way it shoots but I'd heard that these were a pain to takedown. I found this video and it seemed like the process wasn't so bad. I took down my pistol for some cleaning today and checked this video against the manual and it all worked out fine. Thought I'd share for y'all.

I avoid dry-firing rimfire pistols whenever possible but it seems like it's a necessary step to get this pistol taken down. Someone please correct if wrong.


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Old 03-11-2020, 9:18 PM
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I took my Mark III apart once to clean it. Now I just douche it with Ballistol.
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Agree with videos a proper tear down is a non issue. Heck even just following the steps in the manual makes it a non issue too.
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AFAIK, people have been complaining about the MK's take-down / reassembly since the MKII. Once you do it, it is easy. Maybe if you haven't done it in a while you put the retaining pin in when the pistol isn't upside down with the barrel angled up or whatever, and you fail the function check and start over. It isn't that bad.
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Good vid. I've had mine 12 years, and have YET to break it down. Just clean it as best I can, 'til it breaks... although after watching the vid, I MIGHT give it a try!
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For the OP, yes you do have to dry fire the Ruger MK XXX for dis-assembly and re-assembly. On a Mark III it gets a little worse in that you have to have the magazine in to do the dry fire and then remove it again. That was the main reason I took out the magazine disconnect in my MK IIIs.

As to dry firing, you can slightly pull back on the bolt and dry fire - it gives a little more distance for the firing pin to go before striking the breech face.
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Great video.
Now I'll disassemble and clean
My Ruger Stainless Mk3 Target Pistol that I purchased in 2007.
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Get yourself the Majestic Speed Strip kit and it's even easier!

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OK I need one. Thanks!
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Yes, need to dry fire it before disassembly. No need to take the barrel off every time for cleaning. As a matter of fact, I don't even take the bolt out for cleaning. I just brush the bolt face and use a bore snake for the barrel. Actually, I hardly ever clean it, because it's a workhorse.
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I put these in every ruger I and my family own. Itís worth every penny and makes deeper cleanings easier when you actually have to tear them down again.
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AFAIK, people have been complaining about the MK's take-down / reassembly since the MKII. Once you do it, it is easy.

Yeah but that first reassembly is a *****.
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Remove the LCI and Mag safety and reassembly/disassembly is much easier. I used to hate cleaning mine now its fairly easy.
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I am wondering if removing the mag disconnect safety would improve trigger feel. After I insert a loaded mag in my MKIII, and then either release or slingshot the bolt, then take the safety off I can feel a 'detent' of some sort in the takeup before trigger break. Is the mag disconnect safety causing that?
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I am wondering if removing the mag disconnect safety would improve trigger feel. After I insert a loaded mag in my MKIII, and then either release or slingshot the bolt, then take the safety off I can feel a 'detent' of some sort in the takeup before trigger break. Is the mag disconnect safety causing that?
Maybe, i also changed out my trigger to the tandemkross version and replaced springs.
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For the OP, yes you do have to dry fire the Ruger MK XXX for dis-assembly and re-assembly. On a Mark III it gets a little worse in that you have to have the magazine in to do the dry fire and then remove it again. That was the main reason I took out the magazine disconnect in my MK IIIs.

As to dry firing, you can slightly pull back on the bolt and dry fire - it gives a little more distance for the firing pin to go before striking the breech face.
If you have to dryfire, get some yellow drywall anchors to use as snap caps.
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I mean, I could just use the plastic .22LR dummy rounds I have to dry-fire with.
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