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Any great Ruger-smiths in the house?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ddnuts, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. ddnuts

    ddnuts Oregon Active Member

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    Hey all, I have a Ruger Mark II that I really like and it is in need of some help. The firing pin isn't striking with every trigger pull. We are in the Portland area. Thank you in advance.

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  2. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    are you the original owner? I have seen mark IIs where the cross pin that acts as a stop for the firing pin had been lost and the gun had been dry fired resulting in a deep groove in the edge of the chamber - as a result the gun would fail to extract so the guy cleaned it up with a moto-tool or a file and it wouldn't reliably fire any longer. I've also seen one that had not been cleaned in quite some time that had enough grime buildup in the firing pin that it either wasn't protruding far enough when the hammer hit or it was slowed down enough from all of the gunk that it wasn't hitting hard enough to set off the rounds. Just a thought... if you have properly cleaned the gun and cant find the problem I understand that Ruger's customer service is pretty good if you don't mind the wait.
     
  3. ddnuts

    ddnuts Oregon Active Member

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    Swedish K, thank you for responding so quickly. I am not the original owner. It has had all of the internals replaced with an aftermarket kit. I have and keep it cleaned very well (taken barrel and grips off). I was hoping to find someone local to help me out, but if I can't find anyone then to Ruger it goes.
     
  4. ddnuts

    ddnuts Oregon Active Member

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    I just realized that I put this in the wrong forum. Thanks Swedish K, for the response.
     
  5. Taurus 617 CCW

    Taurus 617 CCW Northern Idaho Member

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    I would be happy to help you out but I am all the way in Northern Idaho.
     
  6. ddnuts

    ddnuts Oregon Active Member

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    Taurus 617 CCW, thanks and I would take you up on that if I were up there.