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Old September 7, 2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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New to me Ruger MKII 10 inch SS

I found this on one of my recent weekly pawn shops rounds.
It wasn’t out yet, 3 days before it could go on display. But because I’m a frequent buyer, and the owners son knows my weakness for Ruger MKI & MKII and pre-lock S&W revolvers I got a preview.

I’ve been looking for one for quite a while to go with the MKII blued 10 inch I scored at the same pawn shop a few months ago. I wasn’t able to negotiate down much but settled on $325, not a bad price, but I always like to haggle. The scope base is worth at least $30, and it had an Uncle Mikes holster (that didn't fit) so I feel I did pretty good on the price.

It was REALLY dirty inside I think the worst I've ever seen or cleaned. Had old dried oil, looked like varnish, and new oil all mixed together. It's been shot for sure, and has minor cosmetic wear and marks but nothing abused.

Got it home and all cleaned up, sure took a while, and everything functioned ok. I noticed that the bolt stop thumb piece has some wear where it contacts the bolt on lock back. The bolt also has some wear on the bolt contact area where it engages the stop. I think a little adjustment of the thumb piece will resolve the engagement problem.

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MKII target 10” SS
No box or papers

Here's a picture if the new blaster.

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Old September 7, 2012, 08:46 PM   #2
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Nice new pistol and I think a great price! They are harder to find these days, plus, won't be anymore MkII's.
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Old September 7, 2012, 09:13 PM   #3
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OOOOOOHHH I want 1 of those SOO bad I'm almost jealous. Can I have it?
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Old September 8, 2012, 04:59 PM   #4
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I picked up one just like that from a friend's estate a few years back. Hogue grips and a Burris speed dot to top it off. That is a great acquisition you have there.
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Old September 8, 2012, 05:15 PM   #5
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I guess I don't spend enough money any where for them to give me the inside track on a great gun at a good price like this Mark II. I'm green with envy (& evidently I have big teeth as well)...
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Old September 8, 2012, 07:10 PM   #6
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Should have made your day !!

You did quite well and this should have commanded more money. There have been many who wish they had this length. They are great shooters to boot. Might want to consider putting a set of Hogues with the thumb rest. Good work !!!


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Old September 8, 2012, 07:53 PM   #7
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It will be a great shooter, I love mine and it loves CCI standard velocity. I was surprised it cycled the action but it does. I also did some transformation work on mine with Volquartsen gear. It made the trigger just awesome took about 20 minutes.

Full review here Volquartsen Transformation

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Old September 9, 2012, 10:38 AM   #8
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Let the fun begin !!!

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I also did some transformation work on mine with Volquartsen gear.
I too did this transformation as well as adding a RedDot. I also added a Rynite forend that I converted from a Contender Super-14. Switched back and forth between the Volquartsen target grips and Hogue finger groove grips which worked better for hunting. It's one of my favorites for shooting squirrels. On more than one occasion, I have taken it to a GunShow and it really turns some heads. This bad-boy shoots better than I'm capable of shooting. ...

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Old September 9, 2012, 11:02 AM   #9
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I'm going to take it out and shoot it before any work.

If it's a great shooter, the fire control is going to get the makeover.
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Old September 9, 2012, 02:18 PM   #10
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The gun will tell you what it needs !!

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I'm going to take it out and shoot it before any work.
That is always a great way to start with any new addition to your collection. That is what I do whether new or used. That way you have a "base-line" and where you want to go next. However, at least, I always "lightly" swab the bore, on new. On used, I observe any potential problems, such as lack of lubrication. ...

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Old September 10, 2012, 11:35 AM   #11
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I think there are a lot of people on this forum who are green with envy.
Awesome gun and price!
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Old September 11, 2012, 08:54 AM   #12
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Got the same gun and it's really a lot of fun. You'll love it. Congrats!
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Old September 11, 2012, 09:20 AM   #13
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Congrats on a great price and a great find, love those MKII's
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Old September 11, 2012, 11:55 AM   #14
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Imagine trying to find a holster for that... But then again, limitless possib. on the internet.


Nice piece-Time to add the Burris FF3, or even a small pistol scope for that matter.

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Old September 11, 2012, 12:12 PM   #15
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Can do !!!

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Imagine trying to find a holster for that
One possible choice, is a holster for a T.C. Contender or G2. .....

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Old September 11, 2012, 09:02 PM   #16
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You stole that!! Therefore I must reposess it for I am the long arm of Long Barrel MKII's. Nice pistol. Congrats!!
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Old September 12, 2012, 12:14 AM   #17
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The Joker called. He wants his gun back.
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Old September 12, 2012, 02:14 AM   #18
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My friend has a 10" MK II. It's a real sweet shooter, and handles better than you think it would for being long barreled. Stingers at 1516 fps.
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Old September 16, 2012, 08:25 PM   #19
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Took it shooting today

Finally got to take it out and shoot it. I was really pleased with the first trip out.
Shot at 7 yards two hands (but too much coffee) or I would have done better.
I’m expecting even better accuracy after fire control upgrades.

The left target is the first 10 rounds and the right target is the second 10 rounds out of the gun for me.

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