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Old January 27th, 2012, 08:54 AM   #1
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Volquartsen Accurizing Kit for Mark II/III

So Im wanting to take advantage of Midways sale on Volquartsen's accurizing kit for my Mk III. All they have in stock at the moment is the Mk II kit, which i know will work assuming I get the Mk II hammer bushing as well. I talked to Sam and he said he would machine off the lip that takes up space on the MK III hammer, thus making it a Mk II bushing. Anyone out there use the Volq. Mk II kit with Volq. bushing instead of the Mk III kit?

Was kind of wondering if there would be any appreciable difference in weight of the hammers? MK II being heavier thus less likely to yield light strikes. Of course I haven't had any issues with stock so...



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Old January 27th, 2012, 09:23 AM   #2
 
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Old January 27th, 2012, 09:40 AM   #3
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I have the VQ Mark II kit and bushing in my Mark III. I understand Sam's bushing gives less play in the hammer pivot, but my VQ is okay for me.

Any of VQ's hammers are target style, skeletonized for less weight. The Mark II hammer hasn't given me any troubles. I did think however that VQ's springs were lighter than I wanted, so I used the stock springs. I think my trigger pull is around three pounds. The kit advertises giving 2 1/4.
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I have the VQ Mark II kit and bushing in my Mark III. I understand Sam's bushing gives less play in the hammer pivot, but my VQ is okay for me.

Any of VQ's hammers are target style, skeletonized for less weight. The Mark II hammer hasn't given me any troubles. I did think however that VQ's springs were lighter than I wanted, so I used the stock springs. I think my trigger pull is around three pounds. The kit advertises giving 2 1/4.
Bearcatter; So I take it you bought the reduced mainspring and plunger spring kit, https://www.volquartsen.com/products...mkii-and-mkiii along with the accurizing kit. I was thinking of doing this as well but may just take one step at a time. Thanks for sharing.
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After reading what several people thought were the best mods for the MK II & III, I added a VQ sear, Sam's bushing, and VQ trigger on my MK II. I now have one nice MK II and the trigger pull is excellent. I have a VQ sear and Sam's bushing for my MK III but haven't decieded which hammer to use on the MK III. Yes I have already disconnected the mag safety (which I wouldn't call a safety). I've been spending so much time with my MK II I haven't got back to my MK III.
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i am looking for more info on what kit is best for mkIII.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 06:22 AM   #7
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Bearcatter; So I take it you bought the reduced mainspring and plunger spring kit, https://www.volquartsen.com/products...mkii-and-mkiii along with the accurizing kit. I was thinking of doing this as well but may just take one step at a time. Thanks for sharing.
No, I didn't get that. I bought the Mark II accurizing kit with the stainless trigger. For some reason they no longer have a photo, but here's the link:

https://www.volquartsen.com/products...inless-trigger

You can see the parts in the individual listings.

https://www.volquartsen.com/tags/4-a...-mkiii-pistols

It comes with a trigger plunger spring and a sear spring which I didn't use. I kept the stock springs. I also didn't use the extended bolt release, as it looked to be rough on holsters, and I'm good with the stock one, anyway. I can see where the extended one would be good for competition.

I have the VQ Mark II hammer bushing. I also got the titanium disconnector. I don't see any improvement with it, but now I have a spare, the original. Ruger will not sell them directly, factory fit only.

No VQ extractor yet, either. My original still looks and works like new at 3k rounds

To cover it all, here's my post on my LCI plug:

My Mark III LCI plug

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I have the MKII bushing in a MKIII kit.
If I had it to do over again I would have bought the MKII kit for the MKII hammer alone.

I fully recommend buying the MKII kit if you plan on removing the magazine disconnect.
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I have a kit similar to bearcatter but I used all of the VQ parts that came with the Mark II kit as well as a Mark II bushing from VQ. It all nestled in there rather easily and it's a sweet-shooting little pistol. I couldn't be happier.

I'd definitely go with the Mark II kit and bushing and get rid of that stupid disconnect in there.
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so, for the mkIII: het the VQ mkII acurizing kit & the mkII hammer bushing? Thats it? anyone have the exact part #s to order?
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VC2AK is the Mark II Accurizing Kit
VC2HB is the Mark II Hammer Bushing

That's all you need.

Watch the YouTube video by Nutnfancy for installation instructions. Take your time and have the right tools. Shouldn't take more than a half hour or so.

Enjoy. It's a great upgrade.
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VC2AK is the Mark II Accurizing Kit
VC2HB is the Mark II Hammer Bushing
Yup, that is what I ordered the other day for my markIII 22/45. Can't wait for it to get here.
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so, for the mkIII: het the VQ mkII acurizing kit & the mkII hammer bushing? Thats it? anyone have the exact part #s to order?
You can either get the Volquartsen Mk II kit and their Mk II hammer bushing, or Sams Mk III hammer bushing modified to fit the Mk II hammer. (which he told me he would do; this creates a tighter, less play fit between the hammer bushing and the hammer. supposedly better)....
Or you can get the MK III kit and get a Sams Mk III hammer bushing (or other mod to compensate for the absence of the disconnector, assuming youd get rid of it)
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so, for the mkIII: het the VQ mkII acurizing kit & the mkII hammer bushing? Thats it? anyone have the exact part #s to order?
The stainless trigger Mark II kit I used is VC2AK-TS, the bushing is VC2HB.

The VQ Mark II target hammer by itself is VC2TH, if anyone wants to go just the bushing and hammer route. That neatly eliminates the mag safety, but doesn't improve anything else. The trigger and sear do the most good for that.
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I put a VQ sear,trigger and Sam's bushing in my Mark 3 hunter got rid of the mag disconnect and spring. Trigger pull is 2lb 1 oz no creep just enough overtravel to reset the trigger and breaks sweet. Mags fall out easily.
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