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Old July 7, 2009, 08:36 PM   #1
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Help me please my gun wont come apart

ok guys agter about 1250-1500 rounds through my ruger mkII i realy need to take it apart to clean it and the main spring housing latch swings out but as i go to pull the pin securing the bolt out it wount budge and i freaking realy was bearing down on it and nothing can any one help i put oil in it tryed smacking where the pin pertrudes behind the rear sight and nothing please help
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Old July 7, 2009, 08:40 PM   #2
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have you tried a piece of leather or something similar to protect the surface of the latch and grabbing it with a pair of pliers or maybe even vise grips
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Old July 7, 2009, 08:45 PM   #3
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no im probably going to take it to a smith at gander tomorrow but just wanted to know if i can do something cheaper but thanks ill try it now
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Old July 7, 2009, 08:46 PM   #4
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You are doing what I would - I would also try penetrating oil.

I have a Mk III, somewhat similar in design. When it was new - I used a wooden dowel and a hammer to pound the bolt-stop pin out. It got loose enough to do by hand after 5 or 6 disassemblies.

I recommend this forum where a lot of Mark II and Mark III experts hang out.

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Old July 7, 2009, 08:52 PM   #5
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The manual says to first dry-fire the pistol to move the hammer to it's fired (forward) position.

Not sure if that would prevent the removal of the bolt-stop pin but I would make sure you are going by the book.

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Old July 7, 2009, 08:54 PM   #6
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http://www.1bad69.com/ruger/field_strip.htm
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Old July 8, 2009, 09:17 AM   #7
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I also have to sometimes use a punch and hammer to get the bolt stop out. One good tap usually does it.
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Old July 8, 2009, 10:30 AM   #8
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Have you tried dynomite...?
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Old July 8, 2009, 11:56 AM   #9
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I had the same experience with mine about three years ago. I called Ruger in Prescott and was put through to a young lady. After I explained my predicament and she got her laughing under control, she talked me through a number of steps that magically freed everything up and let me disassemble my 22/45. She then talked me through the correct reassembly process. For me, it was worth the price of the phone call. Wish I could remember her name so you could ask for her.
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Old July 8, 2009, 12:06 PM   #10
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This is why I don't own a Ruger Mark
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Old July 8, 2009, 01:28 PM   #11
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whack it with a PLASTIC mallet, its what I do.


then clean it more often.
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Old July 8, 2009, 03:24 PM   #12
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Don't wack it! It's probably still cocked. Or, there is something that's not in the right place. Follow the dissasembly instructions. I recall having this same problem with my MK II until I followed the directions, and the pin slid out easily.
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Old July 8, 2009, 04:01 PM   #13
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Ruger couldn't have made the Mk more difficult to field strip if they had tried.

There are enough good .22LR pistols out there that I don't see the need to deal with it--I just don't need the frustration. My brother and I have a Ruger Mk II with a TacSol PacLite upper on it and a Sightron red dot. The thing is a tack driver and usually pretty reliable. It's fun, but taking the thing apart is just too much of a PITA. When I get a .22 handgun for myself, it won't be a Ruger anything--probably a Buckmark.
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Old July 8, 2009, 04:17 PM   #14
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Dry fire it first. Otherwise it will not come apart.
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Old July 8, 2009, 04:33 PM   #15
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i do dry fire it it the mainspring housing swings out fine but i cant get the pin out thats atached to the mainspring housing wont come out but will move a little but nor all the way
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Old July 8, 2009, 04:58 PM   #16
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Mine was tight the first time too. I would try smacking it with a plastic mallet. I know I had to smack my receiver to get it off the frame the first time out. Also I don't think you can even open the mainspring latch if it is cocked. All you guys that say the Ruger is so hard to field strip must not have much mechanical aptitude, Read the manual and follow directions, piece of cake.
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Old July 8, 2009, 05:16 PM   #17
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it was made in 89 and im the second owner and i alredy stripped it
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Old July 8, 2009, 07:32 PM   #18
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Don't take it to a gunsmith! This guy is on Rimfirecentral and the THE MAN when it comes to Rugers...
http://guntalk-online.com/service.html
This will help.
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Old July 8, 2009, 07:33 PM   #19
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For me it wasn't the stripping down I had the problem with, it was getting it back together.
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Old July 8, 2009, 07:47 PM   #20
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Yea it is a PITA but I notice on old well used ones that is not so much of a chore due to wear probably. And alot of rimfire owners do not clean the guns anyway till it gets a thick filling of black gunk and will not work right anymore. So they probably planned with that in mind and figured someone would take them apart only every 5000 rounds or something. Or never, in the case of some folks. Otherwise give the guy a break, it was just about the first product they designed and maybe not perfect in all regards. But in other aspects it is great. Buckmark-I was always afraid of bending that flimsy little ejector it has.
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Old July 8, 2009, 07:48 PM   #21
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it didnt help because the piece wont budge but thanks anyways
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Old July 8, 2009, 07:59 PM   #22
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If the gun is well used it might just be a burr/wear on the pin that is holding it in. If it was me, I'd find a way to secure the frame well give it a good solid whack with a hard plastic hammer/punch. Of corse you should be sure that you are striping it correctly per the manual beforehand. Good luck.
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Old July 8, 2009, 08:06 PM   #23
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not gonna take the chance if i messed it up i would never forgive my self got it for christmas from my dad and it was my first .22 and first pistol just gonna have a smith take a look at it
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Old July 8, 2009, 08:11 PM   #24
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Help me please my gun wont come apart

I had a Mark II Government Competition model. Great gun. Got rid of it because it was such a pain in the ass to clean.
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Old July 8, 2009, 08:40 PM   #25
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http://www.myoutdoortv.com/video/vid...6gORHgbTOwcoRq

This video explains it very well follow closely.
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