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Ruger mkII issues

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by PeterGibbons, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. PeterGibbons

    PeterGibbons Portland, Oregon Member

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    Bought a mkII off another user here (said he had no problems with the pistol but it's having quite a major issue). Took it out without cleaning and the bolt doesn't always return to battery to reset the trigger. It feels like it may be getting caught on the trigger (?) because sometimes when I pull the trigger, the bolt will finish the travel forward.

    This is with or without ammo.

    Does it still after a good cleaning and lube job, any ideas?
     
  2. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    Can you tell what the bolt is hanging up on? Does it do this with the mag out of the pistol?
     
  3. PeterGibbons

    PeterGibbons Portland, Oregon Member

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    No idea, I don't know much about internals. When firing, I can (sometimes) pull the trigger and the bolt will finally battery so I can pull the trigger again and fire.

    Mag or no mag, it does this.
     
  4. powersbj

    powersbj Seattle Area Active Member

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    Main spring plunger off?
     
  5. powersbj

    powersbj Seattle Area Active Member

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    RugerII1of3.jpg
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  6. moose

    moose northwet coast Well-Known Member

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    +1 on making sure its assembled correctly. Its real easy to miss getting the hammer strut into the main spring.
     
  7. Smoke It

    Smoke It northwest New Member

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    I see it's been covered but it sounded to as tho someone had messed with the internals
    I have this same make and model and have never had one problem with it . 22yrs
    I hope you can resolve the issue .
     
  8. xm193

    xm193 seatac Active Member

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    These are by far the hardest guns to reassemble of any ive had. check out you tube videos on reassembly
     
  9. kubota

    kubota Oregon City Member

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    Don't know if this has anything to do with your situation, but just wanted to chime in and share this web site.

    DrFrankenRuger - Ruger Mark ii iii Pistol Accessories

    My dad just ordered a kit and will install it when it comes in.
    Best of luck resolving your Ruger issues!
     
  10. PeterGibbons

    PeterGibbons Portland, Oregon Member

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    It's assembled correctly.
     
  11. PeterGibbons

    PeterGibbons Portland, Oregon Member

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    Ok, I did figure out that if the bolt catches on the trigger, I can push the trigger forward with my finger and the bolt flies home.
     
  12. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Sounds like something is catching on the disconnector?
     
  13. oa98pistol512

    oa98pistol512 salem area Member

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    yup sounds like the disconector is binding/ bent or gunk is under that plunger slash spring to reset trigger....had this happen once but worked fine after I cleaned it thouroghly ie had to remove trigger etc. hope thats all yours need......Also I shot the barrel out of a competiton mk II rifling litterly started peeling up cutting a swath down the bullet sent it back to ruger and they charged me $25 to send back to me as far as i am concerned with a brand new barrel.
     
  14. PeterGibbons

    PeterGibbons Portland, Oregon Member

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    I appreciate this. Do you know a good teardown guide for the trigger/etc?
     
  15. sheepman

    sheepman Las Vegas NV Member

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    Here is a link to some good information detailstrip

    There is a lot of good Ruger MKII info on this sight.
     
  16. PeterGibbons

    PeterGibbons Portland, Oregon Member

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    So where can I get a thumb safety detent ball spring locally? -.-
     
  17. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    order one from MidwayUSA.com. I've got a spare Volq hammer around here I'll make you a heck of a deal on if your interested.
     
  18. Guilty

    Guilty Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    Ruger is reasonable for repairs. I recently sent a inherited Ruger Standard to them for some fixin'. They charge a $35.00 flat fee plus $30.00 shipping. Parts were inexpensive.
    Ejector & Rivet $4.50
    Extractor, Plunger & Spring $6.00
    Firing Pin & Stop $5.50
    Mag Latch Spring & Pin $4.00
    Rebound Spring & Support $4.00
    Recoil Spring Assembly $7.50
    Safety, Complete $7.25
    Parts Total $38.75
    Shoots like a brand new pistol now.
     
  19. Mason3379

    Mason3379 Oregon City Active Member

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    Save yourself time. SELL THE RUGER!! Had two(ruger MKII government target and Mark I) and sold them because they are a royal PAIN IN THE A$$ to tear down and put back together. I see these videos of guys tearing them down and back together in 30 seconds, I call BS! Seems like some smooth video editing!
    I bought conversion kits for my Glock and Kimber and I am far happier now. Looking for a nice Browning buckmark now.
    As for me, the ruger MK anything days are DEAD AND GONE!

    I am sure I am gonna hear a ton of flack but let it rain!
     
  20. Partsproduction

    Partsproduction Tillamook Oregon Active Member

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    I'll do the raining.

    The Ruger is only tough a few times and then it gets easier, I've had mine all the way down, honed the sear, removed the mag safety (Mk III) and the loaded chamber indicator, lightened the main spring and generally made a first rate target pistol out of one that was sold as a target pistol (but it's a lot better now). The only pistol I'd allow myself to be buffaloed by would be the Colt 1903, I've just read too many stories by too many gunsmiths about how hard they are to get back together after a detail strip. but that Ruger is easy once you know how, and I couldn't live with myself if I couldn't master it. Watch the videos on youtube a few times, learn the drill and feel good about it and yourself.