View Full Version : Reassembling a Ruger Mark II

March 29, 2008, 03:45 PM
I'm sure this has been cussed to death, but my search-engine skills IQ are about equal to my age.

I've taken down my Ruger Mark II on previous occasions. No problem. Putting it back together, the wife and dogs leave town for the day--so bad does my swearing get.

There has to be an easier "technique" to getting that plunger in the right slot of the mainspring housing . . .

Anyone have a better technique than what is outlined in the Ruger owner's manual?


March 29, 2008, 03:54 PM
There is a web site that the moderator is a big time 22 expert and has just what you are seeking..outstanding directions for the Mark series. www.guntalk-online.com/forum/index.php Go to the rimfire pistol link and you should be able to find it.

March 29, 2008, 03:58 PM
Hold the muzzle down and pull the trigger. When you hear the hammer fall release trigger and push the pin in until it comes through the top. Hold muzzle up and pull trigger and close latch.

March 29, 2008, 07:12 PM

Thanks for the tip--that damn gun NEVER went back together as easy as it just did.

Much appreciated.


March 29, 2008, 07:26 PM
For firearm reassembly gravity is your friend.

March 30, 2008, 05:26 PM

I thought I was the only one!

I found while trying to get the lock bar back in place, You have to Hold unit up side down, tilted to the left, barrel pointing slightly down, Shake the trigger group back in place, and use your tongue to push the lock bar back in place!

What a hoot!

March 30, 2008, 05:44 PM
Yea and if a Mark III you need a mag in it for most of that.

March 30, 2008, 06:51 PM
They're a bugger the first few times you do it but it gets easier.

James K
March 30, 2008, 09:05 PM
A lot of folks who cuss the Ruger praise the Buckmark for easy takedown. But I have know a couple of guys who lost the screws on the Buckmark; at least it is not easy to lose the Ruger mainspring housing.