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Old September 17, 2012, 07:26 AM   #1
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Ruger Mark III Bolt Stuck (It's a Nightmare!)

I made this video to show you guys exactly what the problem is/how it looks. The bolt is stuck and I have no idea what to do. I hope you guys can help. Off to work now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUeyc...ature=youtu.be
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Old September 17, 2012, 07:54 AM   #2
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Tom, I think I have been in your prediciment before. Check to make sure the hammer is in the down position, if it's up, it will prevent the bolt from coming out.
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Old September 17, 2012, 08:16 AM   #3
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Had the Same problem with mine a few weeks ago...
I just took a small cleaning rod and reached up through and pulled the part back down,

I guess its the firing block or something like that its the part thats susposed to be down when reasembling mine got bumped when the pin wouldnt go back in easy, I guess it will get better when it loosens up some,

just take the cleaning rod and look up through the magazine area and you can use the tip too pull the block back down and the bolt will come out..

I was pulling my hair out for about 20 minutes before I figured it out,

after that it was pretty simple...Jim
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Old September 17, 2012, 09:47 AM   #4
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i cant find what your talking about. Exactly where is it on the gun?
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Old September 17, 2012, 12:44 PM   #5
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Look up in the hole where the mainspring housing goes. It's a wedge shaped aluminum piece, it has the strut hanging down off of it if I remember correctly. It will have to be down anyway for the mainspring housing to go back in. Ruger has a video on youtube that will help you out.
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Old September 17, 2012, 12:52 PM   #6
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Budduh said it better then me, Yes its aluminum looking, Use a flash light and you can see better, Then just use the cleaning rod to pull the back end down

Your pulling down on the end towards the back of the gun, It moves pretty easy so it dont take much,

look up into the magaizne well

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Old September 17, 2012, 01:25 PM   #7
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Learn how to do "The flip" and you won't need any tools.
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Old September 17, 2012, 02:33 PM   #8
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Might have reassemble and insert the mag and dry fire. My memory might be faulty but I believe this will allow the bolt to slide free on takedown.
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Old September 17, 2012, 11:11 PM   #9
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ok somehow I got the bolt out. Tried the reassembly and still the bolt wont go all the way back. Every time I think I got it right I dont and now I dont know how to get the stupid bolt out again. I am beginning to hate this gun with a burning passion
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Old September 17, 2012, 11:31 PM   #10
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Wait until you try and reassemble the gun, then it gets frustrating I kinda wished I had bought a .22 revolver sometimes.
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Old September 18, 2012, 05:35 AM   #11
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I hope I dont get into trouble for posting a link but here it goes,
I tried to send a email and toms is disabled,


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fIYI...=results_video


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Old September 18, 2012, 08:09 AM   #12
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SUCCESS! Thank you Jim!
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Old September 18, 2012, 09:08 AM   #13
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Reading the manual, or watching a video while doing it does help. It really is a simple procedure once you know how to deal with the hammer plunger.
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Old September 18, 2012, 09:45 AM   #14
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Im glad it worked out for you tom, Its hard to type and say what I was talking about, I guess wedge looking part was the best way to put it,

since I dont know what exactly to call it, If you move the gun around to different directions it moves the wedge pretty easy, I had the same problem getting the pin back in my gun, and just used a cleaning rod when I found out what was going on,

glad it worked out for you Jim
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