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Old November 24, 2012, 10:30 AM   #1
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22/45 take down

Is the 22/45 significantly easier to take down for cleaning than the Mark III?
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Old November 24, 2012, 10:48 AM   #2
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I believe they're pretty much the same when it comes down to the takedown procedure, but don't let that scare you off from the gun completely. It's actually a rather simple process if you follow the instructions and after a few times you'll be able to take it down with little thought at all.
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Old November 24, 2012, 12:02 PM   #3
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i have both and one is not easier than the other....they are tricky the first time around to disassemble, but if you read the instructions like others have said, they become a piece of cake to dis/ reassemble..youtube was also helpful to myself for the first takedown...
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Old November 24, 2012, 12:03 PM   #4
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I really didn't have much issue with either 22/45 I had a few years ago. Once you get the procedure right it takes a few seconds.
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Old November 24, 2012, 12:06 PM   #5
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Removal of the mag safety with a bushing does help, and it is cheap resulting in a slightly improved trigger pull as well.
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Old November 24, 2012, 01:55 PM   #6
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Here is a really helpful video on basic takedown and reassembly of a 22/45.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4DoS8Uzc04

If you have a brand new one, the parts might fit together a little bit more snuggly, and you might need a rubber mallet to get the barrel off and on. Other than that, its a straightforward process once you know what your doing. Plenty of other youtube videos on this as well.
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Old November 25, 2012, 01:28 PM   #7
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they are pretty similar in takedown methods...trust me....still a pain in the rear...but it's ok you only need to take them apart every 10,000 rounds or so
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Old November 26, 2012, 09:29 AM   #8
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From all I've heard/read the take down of the standard MKIII and the MKIII 22/45 are pretty much the same. I've never owned a standard MK but have owned MKII and MKIII 22/45's. Piece of cake with either. I'll stand by my past statements that "if you can't figure out how to get a Ruger MK apart and back together easily than you probably have no business around guns".
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Old November 26, 2012, 09:48 AM   #9
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Yeah, it's hard to figure out how these got such a bad rep.
There's plenty of guns out there that are much more trouble to take apart and reassemble.
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Old November 27, 2012, 04:38 PM   #10
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Here's a good resource

http://www.guntalk-online.com/2245detailstripping.htm
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Old November 27, 2012, 05:33 PM   #11
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Is the 22/45 significantly easier to take down for cleaning than the Mark III?
Neither are hard if you keep the instruction manual handy the first few times you do it.

I find field stripping my Mark III to be a breeze.
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Old November 27, 2012, 07:54 PM   #12
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Removal of the mag safety with a bushing does help, and it is cheap resulting in a slightly improved trigger pull as well.
+1, I always thought there was a little irony in the fact that a "safety" feature resulted in the requirement that you re-insert the magazine and pull the trigger in order to disassemble. Seems to me that it's a whole lot safer when the magazine is nowhere near the gun during disassembly.
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Old December 1, 2012, 06:54 AM   #13
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I have a mark II I have never taken apart that I bought back in the 90's. I just spray it with G96 inside and out with the slide locked back and it has stayed 100% reliable with CCI minimags which it has always preferred.
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