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Just sold my 2 Cobra .380's the other day and bought me a Ruger Target 22/45 MKIII. Here's the pictures of it.



 

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Heres mine RUGER Mark III 22/45 Lipsey's Exclusive

 

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nice......especially with the wood grips
 

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Enjoy that 22 they are pretty nice guns.I haven't shoot mine much because of ammo is non existent in my neck of the woods.If you have any problems with assembly here is a video that help me.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fIYIWK0boo[/ame]
 

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Those are very nice gentlemen!
 

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Rugar markIII is a nice pistol which is easy to handle and also comfortable during fire. I have also one.
 

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those are real nice, how they shoot..are they fussy with cheapo ammo ?
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.

But this was a rare example. They are supposed to be good guns. I have had 3 of them and never had problems until the last one.
 

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I have an MKII which eats any brand of ammo I feed it. This gun had gone at least 15 years before it was thoroughly cleaned and it still fired every time. I don't ever imagine selling it.
I have heard some say the MKIII has some dislikes with the trigger and I believe the safety. I had not heard of it having any ammo nitpicky problems.
 

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A little late to the party, but have any of you heard the "Legend of William Ruger?"
The Legend of William Ruger and the Curse on his .22 semi-automatic pistol
as told by Dr. FrankenRuger
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!”

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.
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.
I have a 22/45, they actually come apart and go back together pretty easy.
 

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That is funny story but in reality it losses the comedy when actually reassembling it. First time I did it I thought I was going to have to take it to a gunsmith.
I learned if I held my tongue just right the assembly would go back together. Oh, also talking dirty to it helps. Well it seemed that way to me.lol
 

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Putting one back together should be an automatic qualification at earning a mancard
 

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Putting one back together should be an automatic qualification at earning a mancard
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. :eek: Didn't even try.
 

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An MKII is like having sex. It is like sex in that it depends how much you like it to master finding the right insertion point to put it all together. I have to admit having sex is easier.
 

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An MKII is like having sex. It is like sex in that it depends how much you like it to master finding the right insertion point to put it all together. I have to admit having sex is easier.
And a lot more enjoyable :D:p
 

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Here's my 22/45 from 1999. It's the only polymer frame gun I own. I added the low profile rail, cut to end where the barrel starts. It wore a cheap red dot for a while, but then switched to the Williams fiber optic sights. I added the 1911 grip panels by adding bushings and securing with JB Weld. With the little bit wider grip I needed to extend the mag release. I used an Ed Brown button. That mag release is made from the hardest stuff the almighty ever created and I could not machine it. So, more JB Weld and patience. I need to get another one for the slide release. While it was completely apart for modifying the grips, I polished everything up on the inside. I will never part with it. My middle kid of 3 and only daughter has claimed it.





 
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