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Old January 21st, 2010, 01:23 PM   #1
 
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mark III - assembly advice

I've been practicing the disassembly of my new Mark III several times this week. I seem to always get hung up at the same point during re-assembly. It is at the below Step #5.

Step #4 Insert bolt into receiver. Caution - visually verify firing pin stop pin is installed prior to full bolt insertion. New Mark III with a roll pin firing pin stop (picture here)
Step #5 Flip pistol upside down and insert an empty magazine

I can't always seem to get the magazine to fully enter the receiver. It gets hung up about 1/4" shy of locking into place. I have had to take the pistol back apart on numerous occasions to get it right. Any thoughts? thank you



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Old January 21st, 2010, 03:19 PM   #2
 
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You have to push down on the bolt stop release and make sure the bolt is all the way in.

This might be the issue.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 11:37 PM   #3
 
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You have to push down on the bolt stop release and make sure the bolt is all the way in.

This might be the issue.
Thanks, I'll keep this in mind. I appreciate the help.
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check out this video, very funny and informative:
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Yea use the utube video its more user freindly than the book.
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Old February 1st, 2010, 09:21 AM   #6
 
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I always go here for help.
Mark III Fieldstripping Procedures
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 02:42 PM   #7
 
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I love that video. I found it last weekend after having a bit of trouble getting mine back together after tearing it down for the first time. Now it's a piece of cake.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 03:39 PM   #8
 
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Best Mark III assembly instruction handsdown. They need to put it on the Official Ruger Website and also officially rename the Mark III internal parts ("Cheese" and "Dingle Berry") and put them in the owners manual in his honor.
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I was having problems getting my MKII back together consistently until I learn to push the "cheese" up. Now I can reassemble my MKII blindfolded
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Utub has many videos on th 22/45 ,cleaning,assembly,disassembly.
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The hardest thing about putting a Mk III back together is the hammer doesn't move quite so freely as the Mk II does...and the instructions don't account for this. So, rather than tilting the gun up and down and letting gravity do the work, you have to push on the hammer with a small tool (you still have to hold the gun up when closing the mainspring housing for the "dingleberry" to go in the right place).
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There's just something wrong with any gun that needs a mallet to disassemble and reassemble. I love my Ruger MKIII, but I hated to take it apart and reassemble it.

I bought the Majestic Arms Speed Strip and never looked back. Go to the range, shoot all I want, run a bore snake through it and take it to my gunsmith after 20,000 rounds for a thorough cleaning. Life is good!

Speed Strip Kit
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Looks like you still need a mallet with that overpriced gizmo installed---plus now you need an Allen wrench too.
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There's just something wrong with any gun that needs a mallet to disassemble and reassemble. I love my Ruger MKIII, but I hated to take it apart and reassemble it.

I bought the Majestic Arms Speed Strip and never looked back. Go to the range, shoot all I want, run a bore snake through it and take it to my gunsmith after 20,000 rounds for a thorough cleaning. Life is good!

Speed Strip Kit
After spending the better part of 3 hours wrestling with mine on Saturday afternoon after cleaning it, that looks like a much better idea. What I liked even better were the aftermarket grips at the bottom of the ad! Very nice!
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once you figure out the cheese and dingle berry its a snap to put back together. id like to know how he got an ar styled flash supressor on there
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