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    Ruger mk3

    Hey guys,lost my owner's manual on my MK 22 mark 3.I need to disassemble/clean it,I heard it's not a simple process,any advice would be very helpfull,thanks in advance for input.

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    Here's a link for an electronic version of the manual, straight from Ruger (free .PDF):

    https://ruger-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/...ls/markIII.pdf


    and you can click this link for a list of videos and websites that will show or describe how to do it:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Ruge...x-a&channel=sb


    I'd recommend going slow, following the instructions carefully, and doing it a couple of times to get used to it. Every step is important (even the "insert magazine, remove magazine" parts). After you know how to do it and what to look for when there is a problem (almost always it's the hammer strut, not in the right position in the mainspring housing), you probably won't have any problems. It's when folks only do it annually or less often (they shoot the gun until it stops shooting, THEN decide to clean it) that they have a lot of problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy113 View Post
    Hey guys,lost my owner's manual on my MK 22 mark 3.I need to disassemble/clean it,I heard it's not a simple process,any advice would be very helpfull,thanks in advance for input.
    Actually, they're pretty easy to get apart, it's getting 'em assembled that can be a problem. The Ruger Mark III pistols have a "magazine disconnect" involved with the fire control system. This creates a situation where you need to insert the magazine to pull the trigger, so the hammer will drop. Some owners will order a replacement hammer bushing that will eliminate mag in/mag out routine from a fella named Sam Lam sg552.2@gmail.com. Sam is a GREAT guy to do business with and the hammer bushing only costs $11.50 shipped. Once you have that hammer bushing installed your magazines will snap into place much better and when you hit the magazine release, your magazine will literally fly out of the grip frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGWGunsmith View Post
    . Once you have that hammer bushing installed your magazines will snap into place much better and when you hit the magazine release, your magazine will literally fly out of the grip frame.
    agreed. I bought one from Tandemkross and installed it. World of difference in magazine drop. Before the mag would drop about a half inch and hang up. After the change in bushing, it drops to the floor if you're not careful.

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    Doing it 4 or 5 times in a row will make life a lot easier. Also shooting it a bunch will loosen things up and make both assembly and disassembly much easier. Great little guns, very accurate and with a threaded barrel that just happens to take my 9mm can, very quiet.

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    I like to do things quietly around my "empire" so when "feral" cats trespass onto my turf to use the wifes flower garden for a latrine, I need to whisper to them, that, that's not a nice thing to do.


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    that's a sweet looking setup! what are you running for aftermarket parts? and can they be drop ins for my MK III?

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    This video is as good as any.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGEtudNJua4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeY9s2TYAOk

    This is what I watch before I clean mine, hasn't let me down.

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    Watch the video it is a pain to reassemble without them.

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