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Disassembling and Reassembling my new MKIII 22/45

This is a discussion on Disassembling and Reassembling my new MKIII 22/45 within the Ruger Rimfires forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; Originally Posted by Yiogo After putting in the bolt stop assembly, putting in the mag, and pulling the trigger as described in the video RAISE ...


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Old April 27th, 2013, 06:00 AM   #46
 
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After putting in the bolt stop assembly, putting in the mag, and pulling the trigger as described in the video RAISE pistol to vertical. Close the main spring housing in. You should feel a bit of springiness. It should catch. If not, repeat. Test. Yiogo
I will give that a try. Thanks.



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Old April 27th, 2013, 09:25 AM   #47
 
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Bolt stop assembly keeps backing out every time I try. Looks like a trip to my gunsmith, then I will be listing this gun for sale. I am totally soured on Ruger rimfire pistols.
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I know you are frustrated. I've been there. Repeat the steps. Remove main spring and start over. It is backing out because the hammer strut is not laying on the cross piece. Raise the pistol and remove the bolt. The bolt won't come out if the strut is not on the cross piece. You may have to use some ting to lift it up. Swing the gun to vertical. Put the bolt it Push the hammer down. Muzzle down. Gun vertical. Insert the mag. Follow the steps in the Ruger video. He mentions how you need to keep the gun vertical before swinging the arm in. Yiogo
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You should not have to hammer the gun apart...even though ruger may think its ok to have to use a rubber mallet, like Wile E coyote catching the road runner or some shet, I don't! Why wreck your gun - Some advise dremeling, sanding or filing a few thousandths off the square lug, on the lower rec., that the upper locks into! I can't argue with that advice! I have seen two youtube videos, where these two guys said they did it. I have a dremel but if you don't, one guy said he used a small sanding drum, on a electric drill, to go over the lug to remove a small bit of metal. Obviously you want to do almost as much fitting/refitting as sanding here, and STOP sanding the instant the gun fits together how its supposed to (a slap of the hand should be more then enough force required).
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It only requires a tap or 2 to get the gun together. Yiogo
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There has to be something wrong with my gun. Absolutely refuses to go back together no matter how many times I've tried.
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Easy fix. Your bolt stop is pulling out when you close the mainspring assembly because the hammer is not in the fully forward (uncocked) position. It looks fully forward but is not. Use a tool to push the hammer forward, also when closing the mainspring keep the trigger pulled fully rearward and your bolt stop should stay put.



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Get away from it for a bit. Come back and try again tomorrow. The first time I did it a few years ago. I stripped and had a tough time getting back together. I left it alone overnight and came back the next day. Second time around was easier. Now I have it down. Just make sure the hammer strut is on the crossbar. Yiogo
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I found that when things get stuck are aren't acting the way they should, put the magazine back in. That interlock is a pain but I choose not to remove it.
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There has to be something wrong with my gun. Absolutely refuses to go back together no matter how many times I've tried.
You have to learn to do it yourself. I have met a few people who always let others do it for them but if others can do it, so can you. Here is the best video I have see on this...

Ruger Mark III Dis/Assembly - YouTube
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I can see that a pair of mechanics gloves would come in handy for working on this gun. Well, wish me luck. Going to try again using this new video wharriso shared. I'll let you know.
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Bolt stop assembly keeps backing out every time I try. Looks like a trip to my gunsmith, then I will be listing this gun for sale. I am totally soured on Ruger rimfire pistols.

This is what kept happening to me too.
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Ok, somebody hand me a beach towel so I can wipe the dozen eggs off my face. Here's something to add to the knowledgebase of this procedure: DO NOT have the safety set to safe. Really mucks up the works. The hammer won't go up where you need it to be. Also once you have the gun ready to close up, drop the mag. Moe's video on Youtube was a huge help. Once I am confident I can take the gun apart and put it back together I will. Over and over again until it becomes second nature. Sure, a 1911 is child's play compared to this, but it's not that bad now that I see what pitfalls to avoid.

Thanks to all you who pushed me to keep at it. I'm going to keep the gun and enjoy shooting it. And yeah, I have a short fuse!
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I am a new owner of a 22/45 Target and I followed the Video here and it was easy to do. I did it a few time and it worked out well. Looking forward to shooting it.
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I'm going to keep the gun and enjoy shooting it.
Glad to hear that!
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