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  1. #11
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    Ruger Mk History-Going Backwards!

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    Last edited by Magdump; October 7th, 2019 at 08:07 PM.
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  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magdump View Post
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    Got it....Thanks!

    Ted
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  3. #13
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    Received a 1978 MkI 6 7/8" Heavy Taper blued Ruger today. Action, lower, upper and bore were clean, but had some work to do on the bolt (wasn't clean at all). Trigger is an AMT with OT screw. Had to fit the disconnector as trigger reset wasn't consistent. Hammer and sear were honed to a fine 1.75# crisp break and the overall action had very little travel! Rifling looks Sharp and Shinny!

    Cleaned the blued exterior and it looks real good, except for the back of the grip area to the right of the seated main spring...blued finish is worn off. I won the bid @$200, so what I got for the investment I'm happy with. Doesn't look too bad, but need to decide if I should send in to Ruger for a re-firb + face-lift (an additional $140)!?!

    Ted
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  4. #14
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    you got a good deal. Sounds like the gun’s in good shape. Not sure what I’d do. Either shoot and enjoy it as is or send it in to be made like new and put it in the safe....never to see the light of day again!
    Lol, j/k. Can’t lose either way
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  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theo View Post
    ...Cleaned the blued exterior and it looks real good, except for the back of the grip area to the right of the seated main spring...blued finish is worn off. I won the bid @$200, so what I got for the investment I'm happy with. Doesn't look too bad, but need to decide if I should send in to Ruger for a re-firb + face-lift (an additional $140)!?!

    Ted
    Well, spoke to Ruger and they want the whole gun intacted to do a refirb and rebluing!? Spoke to a local gunsmith friend who came to my workshop and showed me how a good cold-blue product (Beechwood Casey Super Blue) would "touch-up" and blend the back grip area with the rest of my MkI.

    Since the upper and 95% of the lower were in great condition, ended up using his technique and the results were Very Satisfying! IMO, now No need to send to Ruger!!

    Ted
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  6. #16
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    Cool!
    If you like the target grips that you have, think about trying the hogue rubber with the thumb rest for that target pistol. Mine is the red label anniversary edition and I wanted to put those grips up anyway. I like the Hogues.
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  7. #17
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    Thumbs up No Hope!

    Alas, thought I was cured, even got a great Bill-of-Health from the SRO Society. Then VQ went and offered new MkIV 5.5" Target Uppers on clearance for just $40.

    After a few weeks of resistance, hoping they would quickly sell out, it happened. Before I realized what was going on, my fingers typed and hit the order button...now, I'm back in SRO rehab??

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  8. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magdump View Post
    Less than folks think. Swap the thumb spring assist to the opposite side and one will fit an earlier model. But yeah, Ruger could have easily stuck to one mag on the standards.
    I believe the mag bodies are all the same. Base plates are different.

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  9. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK shooter View Post
    I believe the mag bodies are all the same. Base plates are different.

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    AKS,

    Believe you are Correct!

    Ted
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  10. #20
    Donít troll me bro!

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    Ruger Mk History-Going Backwards!

    Quote Originally Posted by AK shooter View Post
    I believe the mag bodies are all the same. Base plates are different.

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    AKS,

    Believe you are Correct!

    Ted
    Yes, the Standard or MKI as some folks refer to them do have a different floor plate and only hold 9 rounds, but are simple to modify for a full 10, the II and III share the floorplate but run the spring helper on opposite sides of the mag.

    The 22/45 mags have always been different.
    If I had to unload all my Ruger .22 pistols these few would be the last to go. They are fun little guns.

    Last edited by Magdump; November 14th, 2019 at 06:38 PM.
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