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Old June 11th, 2011, 02:07 PM   #1
 
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I just purchased a Ruger Mark III Model 22/45 512MK3 online and I can't wait to receive it. Should I clean the pistol before firing it for the first time?



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Old June 11th, 2011, 02:59 PM   #2
 
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I just purchased a Ruger Mark III Model 22/45 512MK3 online and I can't wait to receive it. Should I clean the pistol before firing it for the first time?
If it is full of packing grease and whatnot, for sure. Me, I always field strip and inspect a new gun before shooting it, and usually I'll lightly lube it too.
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Old June 11th, 2011, 06:05 PM   #3
 
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I agree with Redleg. I have purchsed two Mark III pistols recently and the amount of heavy grease in them was incrediable. I cleaned them before taking them to the range and they both performed flawlessly. If you are new to the Ruger Mark III family it will also let you practice breaking it down for cleaning. Just follow the instructions it seems difficult at first but you will get used to it and soon you will wonder what all the fuss was about. Enjoy your new gun they are highly reliable as well as being accurate and a whole lot of fun to shoot.
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Yes, Lonewalker is correct about the fuss regarding assembly/disassembly. I doubt anyone has ever bought a Mark pistol for the first time and not had a little adventure getting that figured out. The problem is that the process is fairly easy to do, but kind of tricky to explain to the uninitiated. Ruger makes a valient attempt in the manual, and the Mark III manual is actually pretty good at explaining this. The first time I tried to reassemble my Mark I I thought I was going to go bats. Now I can do it in 30 seconds.

There is one other factor. When Ruger ships a new Mark pistol, these things are TIGHT. After a dozen or so reassemblies they are a bit friendlier.
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I think a quick cleaning and lube before the first range trip makes good sense.
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You are getting excellent advice.
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Definitely a quick clean and lube. for dis-assembly and re=assembly
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I cleaned both my Mark III's prior to shooting them for the first time. Both had quite a bit of protective grease coating the weapon.
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Only thing I've read about (I have no first hand knowledge about it though) is that it's easier to get the bolt out after it's been broken in a bit. No idea if that's true, but I ALWAYS clean mine first before shooting it for the first time.
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Only thing I've read about (I have no first hand knowledge about it though) is that it's easier to get the bolt out after it's been broken in a bit. No idea if that's true, but I ALWAYS clean mine first before shooting it for the first time.
I am sure I will have a heck of a time breaking this pistol down for the first time. I'll probably be crying to you guys as I try to get this piece back together. Can't wait!
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