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Mark III take down problem

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Kimber Custom, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    I've been doing detailed cleanings on all my guns this weekend. Got to the Mark III that I have never taken apart.

    I looked it up on youtube and followed the directions as posted by ruger. After using my 'non marring punch' to remove the bolt stop pin. I proceeded to tilt the gun up and pull the trigger to remove the bolt.

    Bolt came about about 1/3rd and stopped. Hmm. Must have done something wrong. Put the gun back together. Checked for function (everything worked fine), watched the video again and tried again. Same problem. Put the gun back together and function tested fine.

    Searched for other Mark II/III video's and saw the procedure was the same. Tried again. Same problem. This time when I put the gun back together I now have the same problem assembled.

    I can not pull the bolt back more than 1/3rd of the way. :angry:

    I've tried with and without the mag. I've removed the grips to look for any obstruction. The safty will not move if that gives any clues.

    Any tips before I call Ruger?
     
  2. Bad Droid

    Bad Droid Hillsbarrio Member

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    Is this the standard MII/MKIII or is it the new MKIII 22/45?
     
  3. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Standard
     
  4. Anoobie Knewberton 47

    Anoobie Knewberton 47 Oregon Member

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    The problem you are now having is the little metal arm that needs to fall into palce as you close the the leaver on the back of the grip isn't where it should be. Banging the muzzle against a hard padded surface (carpeted floor) will knock the arm loose. This way you will be able to take the gun apart to where you had it.

    Your original problem is most likely that the hammer is still in the way when you try to drop the bolt out. Try pushing it down before taking the bolt out.

    Of the guns I own the Mark III is the worst to clean.
     
  5. Bovaloe

    Bovaloe Ellensburg, WA Member

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    It must be just worn out and ready for the trash, send it my way and Ill take care of everything, only charge you a small fee:D:D
     
  6. Wheeler44

    Wheeler44 SW Washington Member

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    Hello KimberCustom.....It is important to follow the instructions completely. The barrel up part is important as that allows the "spur" to drop into a small indent ..

    By far the most frustration handgun to dis-assemble and reassemble.
     
  7. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    :woot::worship:

    I didn't follow the logic but I followed the directions and I have the bolt out now. Thank you.

     
  8. Anoobie Knewberton 47

    Anoobie Knewberton 47 Oregon Member

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    cool, glad to help.
     
  9. Wenis

    Wenis Tri-Cities, WA Member

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    Worst gun to disassemble/reassemble and 22LR is so dirrrty, it warrants extras R's
     
  10. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    People say that, but it still requires no tools to do it.
     
  11. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    Get one of these ... I have one in my Mark III and it's great!

    Speed Strip Kit
     
  12. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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  13. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Ooo :thankyou: I'll be talking to Mrs. Claus about that one