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    Gunsmiths guide for the MkIII?

    Does anyone have any sort of Gunsmiths guide for the MkIII

    I know there was some dude named IOWEGAN from the Ruger boards that made one a while ago, does anyone have one or similar in a Doc or PDF?

    Does anyone even have one out for the SR9 yet?


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    Bullseye's Guntalk-Online site has lots of step by step maintenance and gunsmithing stuff for the Mark I/II/III here:
    Gun Talk Online

    Also the S&W Model 41

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    Quote Originally Posted by stahlmangc View Post
    Bullseye's Guntalk-Online site has lots of step by step maintenance and gunsmithing stuff for the Mark I/II/III here:
    Gun Talk Online

    Also the S&W Model 41
    Thanks for the link. I wish I had found it yesterday. I spent a total of 4 hours to reassemble my MKIII Hunter. I'm not a novice having make 4 black powder pistols from scratch and have had over 50 handguns during the past 60 years, but I've never been told to use a hammer to disassemble/reassemble a handgun. Shooting wise it's the best .22 I've ever owned, cleaning wise I'd never buy another. In the future it will get cleaned with a boresnake and a compressor period. Even without stripping I guess the gun will outlive me.
    Mitch

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    It's a bit of a pain, but it's not THAT bad. Do it like 4 or 5 times back to back. Then you will have it comitted to memory. You will get used to it pretty quickly.

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    A plastic mallet is nice to pull the top half off the bottom receiver, but I seldom take it off. Just pulling the mainspring housing assembly is necessary to remove the bolt to clean from the breach. Putting things back together does require a bit of a learning curve, but once you get it down, it is easy from them on.

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    Oh man. I have a MK II and i got over-confident in my abilities and decided to "GI" it. Thats what i call it when i completely gut my guns to the frame and inspect all my springs, and clean every little part.

    The guy i bought it from decided that WD40 would help the bolt slide easier. Soooo i got the gun relatively cheap but ALL the guts were coated with sticky powder ridden glop.

    So taking it down wasnt that bad (usually most guns arent) but i found out why it had never been thoroughly cleaned! Even the gunshop guys couldnt help me. I ended up googling "MK II schematics" which brought up an exploded view in the "images" option.

    I had to do it that way. I just studied the exploded view and went backwards. In the process i still wound up losing the safety selector button spring, which is the size of a mosquitos fingernail. Lol. Never had a problem assembling the weapon since! In fact i print out exploded views of all my guns now as my other gun is a Redhawk, again, i figured "oh, a revolver...easy!" WRONG!! double locking cylinder, etc... it aint no S&W model 10...

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    Quote Originally Posted by John2393 View Post
    Oh man. I have a MK II and i got over-confident in my abilities and decided to "GI" it. Thats what i call it when i completely gut my guns to the frame and inspect all my springs, and clean every little part.

    The guy i bought it from decided that WD40 would help the bolt slide easier. Soooo i got the gun relatively cheap but ALL the guts were coated with sticky powder ridden glop.

    So taking it down wasnt that bad (usually most guns arent) but i found out why it had never been thoroughly cleaned! Even the gunshop guys couldnt help me. I ended up googling "MK II schematics" which brought up an exploded view in the "images" option.

    I had to do it that way. I just studied the exploded view and went backwards. In the process i still wound up losing the safety selector button spring, which is the size of a mosquitos fingernail. Lol. Never had a problem assembling the weapon since! In fact i print out exploded views of all my guns now as my other gun is a Redhawk, again, i figured "oh, a revolver...easy!" WRONG!! double locking cylinder, etc... it aint no S&W model 10...
    2 words "armorers guide"

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    Armorers guide? Sounds good to me. Where would i get one?

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