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Old July 3, 2007, 07:38 AM   #1
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Ruger Mark II (Pistol) Front Sight

Anyone know where I can buy one of the standard, undercut front sights for the Mark II pistol. Been everywhere from Midway to Brownels to Volquartzen. Nobody seems to carry it.

Thanks much-
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Old July 3, 2007, 08:40 AM   #2
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Hello Rich, try Ruger direct. You should be able to get it from them.
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Old July 3, 2007, 08:41 AM   #3
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http://www.e-gunparts.com/model.asp?idDept=109
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Old July 3, 2007, 11:01 AM   #4
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Rich I will look in the parts box

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Old July 3, 2007, 08:16 PM   #5
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Not necessary. Numrich has 'em for $3 (thanks, murdog).

Three Bucks for a front sight? The question is why?
The answer: Because this is EXACTLY what it's worth. This is one of the softest, cheesiest, beggin'-to-be-bent-at-a-right-angle pieces of pot metal I have ever run across. Mal just sent me a replacement from an older Ruger. Sure enough, one tap with the flat of a 4" pocket knife blade not only dinged it visibly, but you can FEEL the damn burr.

Step back, Wild.... I'm jes warmin' up. [Rant Mode On]

And I can't find a single post on the entire fracking internet that has ever discussed this problem???!!! Ruger has sold what? 10,000? 200,000? Mark I-III's and NOBODY has noticed the fact that you can't get a clear front sight picture after you've committed the Mortal Sin of actually laying the piece in something other than than a mink lined air bag?

Does nobody carry guns in the FIELD anymore? You know, places where dangerous things like ammunition, jeans, watches, branches and rocks actually come into CONTACT with your gear?

Ok, I'm done. Well, I'm not done, but my pulse is 160 and I think I should stop. [Rant Mode Off]

So, short question. Anyone know of a SERVICEABLE replacement front sight for a Ruger Mark II? (The first man, woman or child who types Millet or Fiber Optic dies....I swear.)

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Old July 4, 2007, 11:14 AM   #6
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I drilled mine for a nail. It was a ...fiber optic... nail. I ...LOVE.. it!!!


Are we talking that hunk of cast steel 1/8" clunk of a sight that screws on? I can't see that thing .... bending.

Coors.... I do have a Hi-Viz on mine.
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Old July 4, 2007, 11:51 AM   #7
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Anyone know of a SERVICEABLE replacement front sight for a Ruger Mark II?
Gee Rich, calm down, want I should have the machinists mill you one out of real steel?


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Old July 4, 2007, 09:09 PM   #8
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Name your price.
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Old July 4, 2007, 09:14 PM   #9
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Does nobody carry guns in the FIELD anymore? You know, places where dangerous things like ammunition, jeans, watches, branches and rocks actually come into CONTACT with your gear?
Not my MK-IIs!!!

My field gun is a very robust Smith and Wesson 28-2!!!
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Old July 5, 2007, 12:07 AM   #10
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Just one? Just duplicate the MkII sight?

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Old July 5, 2007, 03:01 AM   #11
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Why not just heat-treat an original to make it a bit harder.
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Old July 5, 2007, 10:23 AM   #12
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That was my first thought. I'm told that you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. In this case, you're starting with a metal that is inferior. No amount of heat will resolve the problem.

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Depends of the price. One certainly. Up to 4, if you think they can be produced reasonably. I suspect, however, they'd each have to be hand milled. That ain't cheap.
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Old July 5, 2007, 01:22 PM   #13
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Standard new Mark II with bull barrel? I'll get the same gun to take measurements

$25 each, Ill make the new kid do it, good practice

Will take a bit, we cant fire up the blue tanks for one sight

Plus, next time you come to alaska, bring Bialys or REAL freakin Italian Sausage, not this wasp crap that passes for ethnic food

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Old July 5, 2007, 07:03 PM   #14
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Deal. Thanks.


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