I had one and it was a piece of crap. Failures all the time..eject and load. Few misfires except for the bad Remington Goldens that were bad at the time. Then the mainspring for some reason would not cooperate when re-assembling...ever. It stuck every time and finally I sawed the gun in half and threw it in the river.those are real nice, how they shoot..are they fussy with cheapo ammo ?
The rest is for a takedown kit. I don't know if I can post the link, you can probably find it if you search, or PM me and I'll send it to you. I have no connection with them.The story goes that Bill Ruger wanted to make the greatest .22 semi-auto pistol ever manufactured. So for years he tried and continuously failed to achieve his goal. Supposedly, one dark moonless night, Bill Ruger was working in his garage, on the .22 pistol he wished to create, when he severely cut his hand. He quickly threw a towel over the wound and at the same time exclaimed, “ Damn Gun! To Hell with you!”The Legend of William Ruger and the Curse on his .22 semi-automatic pistolas told by Dr. FrankenRuger
Just by coincidence, the clock struck midnight, and as this happened, Bill Ruger heard a noise from behind him. “ I can help you with that gun.”, said a voice from the darkness outside the garage.
“Huh... Who’s out there?”, Bill asked.
“Just a man passing by.”, the stranger replied as he stepped into Bill’s shop. “ I heard what you said and I have here the plans for the perfect .22 semi-auto pistol.”
Bill, the shrewd business man he was, looked at the man and said, “What will it cost me?”
The man replied, “Your Soul.”
Bill said, “Well let me take a look first, I wanna see what I’m gettin.”
The man rolled out the prints and showed Bill Ruger the design for the greatest .22 semi-auto pistol ever. Bill looked them over real close and studied them as quick as he could, but before he could see how the Takedown Mechanism worked, the Stranger rolled up the plans.
“Now sign here if you want to see the rest.”, The man pointed his boney finger to the bottom of a 2,871 page contract.
Bill looked at it and said, “Heck NO! What do you think I am? CRAZY?"
Bill reached over and grabbed a gun that was leaning against the wall and pointed it at the stranger, “Now get out of here before I blast you with this shotgun.”, he said in a threatening voice.
The man backed out the doorway into the night and as he did he said, “ I Curse you Bill Ruger and your .22 semi-auto pistol. Anyone who tries to take your gun apart and put it back together again, will suffer pain and agony beyond anything on earth.”
Before he could forget what he saw, Bill quickly set to work on making the pistol, but soon ran into problems. Everything was going along perfect until he got to the Takedown Mechanism. Since the stranger had rolled up the plans before he saw how it was assembled, he could not figure out how to make it work. So he made the pistol as close to perfect as he could get it.
For years people have struggled to take their Ruger .22 semi-auto pistols apart and reassemble it. Many Gunsmiths have been put to shame and even quit their jobs because they could not reassemble the pistol. Some of the greatest Gunsmiths on the planet have even taken on the quest to remove Excalibur from the Stone and solve the problem of the Takedown Mechanism, but their Holy Grail eluded them.
I'll have to settle for a Boy Card. I've had several Mark IIs. I only broke them down for a total cleaning a couple times a year. Had to refer to the Operator's Manual every time. No way that I could keep that procedure in my head. Didn't even try.Putting one back together should be an automatic qualification at earning a mancard