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Old April 25, 2013, 05:06 AM   #1
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Ruger MKII, Gunsmith Recomendation

I am a big fan of the Ruger .22 autoloading pistols. I have owned one since I was 9 years old. I currently own four, each a little different from the others. As I get older, my eyes arn't what they used to be and I have decided that I want to equip two of them with an optical sight (one with a scope, the other with a red dot). However, they are all Ruger MK.IIs. The ARE NOT drilled and tapped for a scope mount like the new ones are.

So, can someone recommend a good reliable gunsmith that can drill and tap these MK.IIs for me ?
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Old April 25, 2013, 10:45 AM   #2
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New tricks for old eyes

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So, can someone recommend a good reliable gunsmith that can drill and tap these MK.IIs for me ?
As the TV Commercial says; But Wait !!!
Okay, you can have them drilled but you don't have to, in order to mount some optics. If you use the search feature in here, you will find lots of posts on this very subject. Off the top of my head, I can come up with about four different mounts/bases; Burris, B-Square, Weaver and another one that someone else will mention. Another option, is to replace the front sight, with a fibre optic sight, like Hi-Viz...


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Old April 25, 2013, 02:18 PM   #3
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Thanks.

Yeah, I know there are ways to mount an optic without drilling but I am not interested in them.

The problem was resolved this morning not long after I posted. I found a local guy and dropped the guns off. I can now start anxiously awaiting their return.
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Under the trees at the turn of the road,
And only pausing to fire and load.
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