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Ruger Mark II and Mark III, What is the difference??

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Bajablast, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Bajablast

    Bajablast Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I have a Ruger Mark III 22/45 Target Model with 5.5" Bull barrel, and was wondering what the difference is between the Mark III and Mark II??

    I have seen a couple of Mark II's for sale on this forum, but can't tell what the differences are??

    Any opinions or knowledge??



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  2. whphel

    whphel Lake Stevens Member

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    MKII/45/MKIII/45 have a different grip position(same as a 1911) MKII/MKIII, also the MKIII are more lawerized and have more safties and a narrower grip otherwize pretty much the same. I love my MKII with the 5.5bbl.
  3. JAFO

    JAFO OR, USA Active Member

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    Magazine disconnect & loaded chamber indicator. MK III has, MK II does not, IIRC.
  4. Partsproduction

    Partsproduction Tillamook Oregon Active Member

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    I took the mag safety out, then the loaded chamber indicator. Many Mk II's have the mag release in the butt instead of where it belongs behind the trigger. I wouldn't tolerate that myself.

    I don't see a stupid worthless key lock on Mk II's but that's something else on the Mk III I got rid of quick.

    Other than that my Mk III is a great gun, extremely accurate, I cannot over emphasize that, and it shot very well right out of the box.