You might try this site. http://www.wiztechs.com/knightsrealm...structions.htm
I keep hearing how big a pain in the butt these Ruger Mark 3's are to disassemble. I took a shooting class when I was 12 or 14, and I remember using 1. They made us clean it, but its been so long, I can't remember everything.
Can someone post some photos showing your to do that step by step?
I want to by a Target 22 later this year, and the polymer 22/45 caught my interest. Just woindering what I'm getting myself into...
Hey, U da man. That doesn't look that bad.
I wish I had something to sell to come up w/ $200. There is a 22/45 4" barreled version with fixed white dot sites that I like at my local shop.
It'll probably be Aug before I can come up w/ the cash ($221) after buying my PS90 and w/ a baby on the way. But, I really like the gun
Thanks for that link.
Last edited by Shipwreck; 01-02-2007 at 07:02 PM.
I have one and yes, they are a real pain to disassemble and reassemble. Some of the operations must be done with the magazine in and some out to add to the confusion. I get it done but I usually find myself won dering why anyone would build a pistol that is so hard to disassemble for field strip cleaning.
The only Ruger auto I have is the old MarkI or standard .22. The frist time is a little rough but after that it is a piece of cake.
Thats kinda what I figured. I thought I'd end up w/ a Buckmark, but I think I'll get a Ruger 22/45 w/ the fixed white dot sights... Just a matter of when....
Glad the MK-IIs are pretty close to the Standard/MK-I system; makes it easier for this semi-old .
I knew about the magazine disconnect, but forgot how it would affect disassembly - I was wondering why the instruction stated to put the mag in and out...
Look up "mark III fieldstipping procedures" on your PC. It should give you everything you need.
I took the mag disconnect out of my MKIII and swapped the MKIII hammer for a MKII version. It works like it's supposed to now.
Went to a local big gun show and saw a new ruger mark 3 22/45 4" barrel. On a wim I bought it for $249. Part of the advantage was that the county clerks office had representatives there and I was able to add it on my permit right there and walk out with the gun...here in NY it can be a real PITA otherwise. Beautiful piece fit well in my hand. Brought it home to clean before the first shoot. Broke down very easily. Trying to get it back together was impossible for me (I am relatively new to guns over all). I ended up with a bunch of pieces I couldn't get back in and I somehow locked up the gun now so that I can't disasemble it! OOOUUUCCCHHH! I will need to bring it to a gunsmith to put back together. My sense is that once I get to figure it out the right way it will be fine. The gun otherwise feels great in the hand and I am very anxious to shoot it. The rumers that this is more difficult to field strip are true, to me anyway...YMMV (my XD9 field strips like a dream)
LOOK at the parts they discuss for take down and reassembly.
READ the instructions on reassemble.
FOLLOW the instructions exactly.
OR click on this link and follow the pics and instructions. http://www.wiztechs.com/knightsrealm...structions.htm
Well, enjoy the Buckmark. My choices are down to the Ruger and Buckmark, but I Think I may get the Ruger - when I do buy one. Who knows, though, maybe I'll change my mind.
Academy used to sell a Buckmark with a fiber optic front sight - I don't see them anywhere anymore, though. I don't like all black sights, and most 22s come with that. And, I don't wanna go to the added expense of addeding a site after I buy the gun. So, that's why I liked that particular ruger. It has white dot sights.
I did the EXACT same thing. My Mark III 22/45 is at the smith as I type this. I am hoping to get it back today.
I had no problem in the past tearing it down and putting it back together, but around the 5th time I messed up and locked up the entire thing.
Did you also smash your fingers and thumb, and bleed all over the place?
Someone dragged this old thread up... I posted in another thread a couple of months back - I went with the Buckmark....
Good call on the buckmark. I spent a few hours trying to get it apart and it's just too tight. It's sitting on the corner of my desk in 4 pieces. If you could return a gun I would.
Last edited by aggiedave05; 06-09-2007 at 03:46 AM.
Wow, sorry to hear that...