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