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Will mark 2 or 3 magazines fit in my ruger mark 1?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by lilsqueve2003, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. lilsqueve2003

    lilsqueve2003 Eugene Member

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    I got a mark 1 pistol for my birthday with no clip. All I can find is mar 2 and 3 clips. Will these fit in my ruger mark1 pistol?
  2. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    NO,they do not fit, midway has them CDDN might have them in stock
  3. swampertwo

    swampertwo Just moved to Olympic peninsula!! Active Member

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    I think they will fit---IF you pull the little button on the follower and put it in from the other side. All you need to do is disassemble the mag(carefully so you don't lose parts) pull the follower down to where the pin will come out and put it in from the other side.
    Check the mag slot in the frame and see if the slot for the pin/button isn't on the opposite side of where it is on the Mk II.
    Mk IIIs latch completely differently.
  4. 2gr8dgs

    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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    look under the grip panel to see if you have an A-100 frame model. If you do, the mkII mags will fit without modification. if you have the earlier style frame, you simply have to swap the follower button, as Swampertwo suggested.
  5. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    I believe you can buy them directly from Ruger also.:thumbup:
  6. Tilos

    Tilos Idaho Active Member

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    Fishermans Marine, Oregon City has mags for all 3.
    The newer design mags have a coil spring in the front, replacing the "old" zigzag spring.
    Not only do I think they will work, I own a MKI, and I know they work.

    I 1st bought 1 for a "MKI" (silver colored plastic base plate and follower) and then bought the mag for the MKII (black plastic parts).
    After taking them apart, the only difference is the silver plastic follower is longer, limiting that mag to 9 rounds...I cut it to match the black followers:D

    The original MKI mag I have has the button on the left side and I re-assembled all mags that way.
    The "new" mags dis-assemble from the bottom and MKI originals dis-assemble from the top, pushing the follower down a pulling out the button.

    If you still have doubts, go in the store and ask permission to bring in your gun and let them test fit the mags.
    Just sayin'
  7. zeppelin

    zeppelin Benton County WA Active Member

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    This is what Sturm-Ruger's website FAQ says:

    Which magazine should I use in my Ruger Mark I pistol?
    The Ruger AMC magazine is no longer produced and has been replaced by the M-9 nine round magazine. This magazine fits the Ruger Standard .22 and Ruger Mark I pistols. The magazine follower button on the M-9 must be moved to the right side of the magazines to fit pre-1971 pistols. Instructions for moving the follower button, if required, are packaged with the magazine. Magazines can be purchased at ShopRuger.com

    Also aren't you the same guy who a few weeks back posted a pic of a Mark 1 calling it a Mark II with question about the bolt locking back and pushing it forward by hand pressure? If so, how did that work out? You ever get that problem figured out?