That is one of the critical last steps to ensure when you’re reassembling it. I will take the pistol and hold it barrel up to make sure the strut falls back. If it doesn’t, I use long tweezers to position it, or I use a thing punch to position the strut where it needs to be.
I did the same a while back for a MK1. It is a game changer and works great. I had to do a little filing to get it to fit since mine was one listed that it might not work on. The company was great to work with. I look forward to shooting and cleaning it now. Money well spent.
If it is installed right, it will NOT knock off your zero.Taking the thing apart is a total pain for me, so I usually just lock the bolt back and clean what I can with a bore snake and rags and Powder Blast. I take the bolt out when I have to and it usually takes me a while to get it back together. I'm hoping this tool will ease that problem a bit. I hold it upside down, this way and that, to keep from getting that hammer strut under that pin like in the video. I'm hoping this part will ease that problem.
I've never had the barrel off the thing, figure if I whack that take down pin hard enough, I'll probably knock zero off my red dot sight.
THANK YOU! Now, I'm getting excited for this thing to show up in my PO box. :laugh:I did the same a while back for a MK1. It is a game changer and works great. I had to do a little filing to get it to fit since mine was one listed that it might not work on. The company was great to work with. I look forward to shooting and cleaning it now. Money well spent.
Absolutely. It is 3 times faster to clean it than a Mark II.After shooting my buddies Mark-whatever I fell in love with the pistol. Been looking really hard at the Mark IV. Is it the dream come to life that I think it is?
I have a MK III and have no plans to get rid of it. When I bought it, I took mastering the disassembly and reassembly as a challenge. I leaned how to do it after a few attempts and it is no big deal to me. I don't plan on "upgrading" to a MK IV simply for the easier disassembly and reassembly. Being a cheapskate, I see no reason to spend money to save a minute or two when I clean my gun.I owned the Ruger MK III series. After taking it apart a few times, I got the hang of disassembly and reassembly. Even though I could do it, I found it to be a PITA. My solution was to trade it in for a MK IV. The MK IV disassembles with a single push of a release button and reassembles just as easy.
The only thing I will miss about the Ruger MK II and MK III is that the frustrating disassembly and reassembly process was an almost universally shared negative experience amongst firearms enthusiasts. I can't count the number of friendly conversations at the gun shop or range that started over that shared misery.
My fave as well!I learned the trick to putting them back together when I was a teenager. The MKII 6-7/8 Target is still my favorite out of all of them. My MKIII .22/45 LITE with the Volquartsen innards is great as well. I bought it before my suppressor was approved as a host pistol. I hated the trigger and magazine disconnect. About $100 worth of parts fixed it right up.