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Old November 18th, 2019, 04:17 PM   #1
 
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New to Mark ll target but learning fast

I traded my Kiltec PF9 for a Mark ll Target a few days ago. I was warned by the LGS salesman that the gun was very difficult to disassemble and that I should bring it back to him to clean at $40.00 every 6 mo, and that he could obtain fiber optic sights for about $100.00 (plus installation cost I would guess). I got on line and found many youtube presentations covering disassembly/reassembly, cleaning, and lubing. And I found fiber optic sights for under $60.00 at Amazon. Sight installation was east, needing only 2 small, properly sized screw drivers. I found the gun, although looking new on the outside, must have never been cleaned. Disassembly was difficult, just like a new gun would have been. I used a rubber mallet to remove the barrel. Then I used Burchwood Gun Scrubber, an old tooth brush, and compressed air for a thorough cleaning. I only disassembled the basic components. After lubing all metal to metal components with a good gun oil and cleaning the barrel, the inside of the gun looks like new also. Reassembly was a little tricky, partly due to everything being so tight, but sitting at the computer and following each setp in one of the youtube presentations, everything is back together. Then it was off to the range to fire 60 rounds and fine tune the new sights. Happy camper.



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Old November 19th, 2019, 08:29 AM   #2
 
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I have a MK III that I disassemble and clean myself. I made back up videos with my phone of the Ruger videos streaming on my computer just in case I can't get a connection or any other reason. I just can't remember all the steps. $40 is about the rate where I live, but no way.
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There is no real reason to disassemble (for cleaning) every six months. Just clean normally, regularly. My Mark 1 with 50,000 rounds has been broken down (disassembled) about three times over 47 years, and it didn't really need that. Still functions perfectly, and I clean EVERY time after firing.
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I downloaded the Mk II manual from Ruger. It has instructions on disassembly and reassembly in it. I shot mine yesterday and took it apart last night to clean the bolt face. It's not rocket science, it's just like learning to play a tune on the guitar, you have to practice till you get it right.

After you have taken it apart and successfully put it back together 2 times, you are qualified to make a you tube video to show others how. :-) At least that's what I heard. :-)

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There is no real reason to disassemble (for cleaning) every six months. Just clean normally, regularly. My Mark 1 with 50,000 rounds has been broken down (disassembled) about three times over 47 years, and it didn't really need that. Still functions perfectly, and I clean EVERY time after firing.
I agree. The few times I have disassembled it to clean, I thought it wasn't that dirty that my regular cleanings weren't enough. And that was disassembling it every two years.
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royhkeith I'd be done with that LGS. He doesn't sound to honest to me. I have a MKII Gov't Comp with the 6 7/8" ss barrel. I'll never get rid of it. Check out Majestic Arms MK specialists. Dino did work on my MKII. Speed Strip Kit, jeweled the bolt, bead blast the outside, custom trigger at a crisp 3 1/2 lbs. He passed away last Dec. '18 at age 58. A good man. The business still continues. Also check out Tandem Kross.

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I also picked one up about a year ago. If you are considering upgrading go with Volquarten trigger and sear upgrades. World of difference to an already fine 22. ENJOY!
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I really don't get the big scare of Ruger Mark disassembly/reassembly. Its not rocket science. Just get a manual, free from Ruger, watch a you tube video. Learn your firearm, clean it when you want. $40 buys a lot of ammo. Good job to you, royhkeith, and find a new lgs.

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Disassembling, cleaning, and reassembling a Mark I, II, or III is a rite of passage for a gun owner. It isn't that difficult once you do it a few times. Also, if you let your Mark 1-3 get too dirty, it won't shoot properly.

I do highly recommend that on the Mark III that you remove the magazine disconnect, it will aid in the teardown and reassembly process as you don't need to keep putting a mag in.
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