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This happened twice !!!!

Discussion in 'Rimfire Weapons' started by Engineman1960, Mar 21, 2021.

  1. Engineman1960

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    Few months ago I bought a used Ruger MarK III 22/45, I did some modifications:

    from this:

    22:45 -- 1.jpg

    to this:

    Ruger Mark III -- 21 March 21.jpg

    While putting the Ruger back together, the first time. I bent the long leg of the sear spring ( I thought it came that way). The leg finally slipped passed the hammer pin Friday (while I was at the range -- Excellent day !!!!)

    so Friday night I take the Ruger apart -- found where I messed up -- straightened the long leg of the sear spring and put it to the rear of the hammer pin -- it provides tension for the sear and helps retain the hammer pin.

    I am lining the trigger ( this wasn’t necessary to remove, but I took everything apart) up to install and I launch the trigger plunger and spring -- the plunger lands in my pocket the trigger spring lands somewhere in my garage.

    This happened the last time I took the Ruger apart to change the trigger -- I lost the plunger. It took me 2 hours of searching to find the plunger !!!, didn’t want to spend 2 hours looking for the spring.

    So Saturday morning I drive and call all over Tulsa, looking for a trigger spring -- No one has one !!!!

    The best comment I heard was the Ruger Mark III is the most popular gun to bring to gunsmith in parts !!!!!

    I go back home, wanting to clear my workbench, I put my Ruger parts in a box -- And there it is; the trigger spring; next to the rubber mat, under my Ruger parts.

    Got the gun back together, went to the Range, was back at hitting the swingers at 26 yards.
     
  2. SPDguns

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    FWIW- When I take apart guns with springs or micro-parts (S&W rear sight) I will do it inside a dry cleaners clear garment bag.
     
  3. Snattlerake

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    I have found a lot of gun manufacturers make air soluble parts and springs.
     
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    Very nice. How do you like the hive grip?

    I have thought about getting one for my MKIV 22/45 several times. I like the feel of my MKIII 22/45 and it looks to me like this would make the MKIV even thicker than it is with factory grips.
     
  5. Engineman1960

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    I like the Hive grips -- little bit more bulky than the standard grips -- but I sweat a lot during the summer, helps me grip the firearm; if your ever in Broken Arrow, we can go to the range and see for yourself -- If I had to do it over again, the Hive grips would be on the top of the list !!!!!
     

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