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Old December 18, 2009, 09:53 AM   #1
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Best way to Thread a Ruger Mark III?

I have a Stainless Ruger Mark III with a 5.5" bull barrel. I am waiting on my AAC Aviator and am trying to figure the best way to have the barrel threaded. I was going to just have external threads and have the sight moved back. Then I recently heard of having the threads done internal and using a thread extender so you don't lose any sight radius and the gun looks the same. Anyone have any thoughts, info or pics of this?

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Old December 18, 2009, 09:57 AM   #2
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The best way, IMO?
http://www.tacticalsol.com/store/pc/...?idCategory=38
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Old December 18, 2009, 02:31 PM   #3
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I was considering that but it is only $75 to get the barrel threaded. Is it really worth an extra $315? The gun was only $400 new. I don't really want to have $700 into the gun.
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Old December 18, 2009, 03:59 PM   #4
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I believe you can send the barrel off to ADCO and they can thread it for a nominal fee...but yeah, that would require removing the outer surface of the barrel for half an inch or so...
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Old December 18, 2009, 04:44 PM   #5
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those are $295, not $395, but more importantly I think they are supposed to be more accurate and easier to take down. Not sure though.
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Old December 18, 2009, 06:51 PM   #6
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When I did mine I just moved the sight back.
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Old December 27, 2009, 07:46 PM   #7
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Send it to Mark at Gemtech, those guys are awesome.
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Old December 28, 2009, 01:39 PM   #8
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When I did mine I just moved the sight back.
Same here. We cut off the barrel right behind the front sight, threaded the barrel to 1/2 x 28, and then remounted the front sight. Turned out very good!
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Old December 28, 2009, 03:19 PM   #9
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Is it really worth an extra $315? The gun was only $400 new. I don't really want to have $700 into the gun.
IMHO Yes it is. I think you will be more impressed with the finished product by spending the extra scratch.
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Old December 29, 2009, 06:24 PM   #10
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I'd go here, but it says they are not accepting Mark IIs

http://www.tornado-technologies.com/services.html

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Old December 30, 2009, 04:03 AM   #11
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The packlite with an aluminum silencer makes for a light package, I do not like aluminum threads of the packlite receiver. The Aviator will have a stainless insert for the thread so it will be stainless against aluminum and the aluminum will loose.
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Old December 31, 2009, 09:48 AM   #12
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Damn the Tornado stuff looks great I wish they were still doing Mark III's. I am in the same boat waiting on YHM Mite and have a Ruger Slabside and 22/45
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Old December 31, 2009, 01:41 PM   #13
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YAY, I get to brag about having something that you can't get anymore. (For the time being.)

I had my MKII done by Tornado Technologies before the big rush. It certainly is top notch work and worth the money. They have done all my threading work.

At first I didn't like the shorter barrel, but with the can on (TAC-62) it is well proportioned. The shorter barrel also does a better job of keeping bulk pack ammo subsonic. I like it a lot.

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Old December 31, 2009, 04:14 PM   #14
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Yeah wow that tornado threading is just amazing. It took me a second to realize the pictures with the piece threaded on were even threaded to begin with! Very clean and professional. Quick question how hard is it to get that piece off? I assume it fits tightly on the gun?
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Old December 31, 2009, 07:42 PM   #15
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Quick question how hard is it to get that piece off? I assume it fits tightly on the gun?
It's not hard at all. It's tight fitting, but properly threaded parts shouldn't bind on one another and these don't at all. Just basic finger tight is enough to get the result in the photo above. Anti-sieze on the threads is a must because stainless likes to gall and bind. I just spend 5 minutes trying to get the protector off mine. I didn't clean the threads last time I had it out and neglected to put more anti-seize on it.

In case you are wondering, Stainless "hides" better than blued. Just like in the pictures, you have to either be looking REALLY close or know what/where to look in order to see where the barrel ends and the thread protector begins.

Of course you have to make sure to keep it clean so there isn't any gunk there to keep it from snugging up. Again,this isn't as hard as it sounds. A little CLP and a rag gets it clean.
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Old December 31, 2009, 08:32 PM   #16
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what "anti-seize" product do you use?
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Old December 31, 2009, 09:27 PM   #17
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what "anti-seize" product do you use?
Some aluminum based stuff I found in the garage.
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Old January 4, 2010, 07:07 PM   #18
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I really like the work that Tornado did. The problem with that is the wait to get the work done. Is there anyone else who does as good of a job?
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