Ruger 22/45 - I need some info.

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      Ruger 22/45 - I need some info.

      I just bought a used Ruger 22/45 Target Model.

      It's in good condition, but other than the serial # on it - I have no idea if it's a Mark II or III.

      Or when was it made?

      Any advise on how to find this out.

      I want to buy a couple of mag's for it

      Do the 22/45 mags fit both Mark II & Mark III 22/45"s or are they different?

      Thank you for your help.

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      use the SN to find the year of MFG
      Ruger Instruction Manuals & Product History

      click on Pistol Instruction Manuals & Product History

      MKIII will have a loaded chamber indicator and magazine disconnect. The polymer lowers will look different from the II to the III as well.

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      The MK-III will have the loaded chamber indicator bar visible on the left side of the receiver tube (large green oval), and should be stamped MK-III (smaller green oval):





      The MK-II will not have any slot or bar visible on the left side of the receiver tube, and will be stamped similarly to the photo below (my own MK-II 22/45):




      Ruger shows a different part number for the MK-II 22/45 and MK-III 22/45 magazines, so I assume there is some kind of difference between the two models. I don't know if the mags for one would function in the other, as I have only bought/used MK-II mags for my MK-II pistol. Links to each, at Ruger's online store:

      http://shopruger.com/Mark-II-22_45-B...uctinfo/90045/

      http://shopruger.com/Mark-III-22_45-...uctinfo/90229/

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      Thank you

      That is very helpful.

      By the way if you are interested - here's a good source on Ruger .22 information

      GunTalk-Online.com :: View topic - Ruger 22 Auto model comparison chart

      Thanks again


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      The magazines are, unfortunately, different.
      Mk II mags won't work in a Mk III.
      I haven't tried the Mk III mags in a Mk II yet.

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      Thank you

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