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Chucklz97 01-29-2012 06:12 PM

Ruger Mark I
 
I have just recently inherited a Mark I. I want to take it apart and clean it, and I am pretty handy, but the manual I downloaded says to beat on the backside of the bolt with a hammer to sepperate the barrel from the grip. I don't know if I'm comfortable beating on my gun with a hammer. Any thoughts?

purehavoc 01-29-2012 06:15 PM

rubber mallet or nylon headed mallet , leave the heavy work hammers in the tool box

c3shooter 01-29-2012 06:38 PM

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something like this- not a carpenter's hammer

hiwall 01-29-2012 06:54 PM

I rap them on the edge of the workbench sometimes instead of using my plastic hammer. A piece of wood works fine and costs nothing.

edwardo 01-29-2012 07:13 PM

Hopely not butting in but I just happened to break down my MK I the other day and when I put it back together, it won't fire. You can put the bolt carrier back but no fire. I think I must have placed the hammer strut on the wrong side as I replaced the mainspring housing; although it did go back together. My problem now is that I cannot remove the mainspring housing to get things right; the lever part swings out but the housing will not come out far enough. Please help save me a trip to the gunsmith.

jmeekhof 01-29-2012 07:48 PM

I have a mark iii and it comes apart pretty easy now. First time I used a rubber mallet but if I knew which way it came apart I probably could have done it w the palm of my hand. After you field strip it 4 or 5 times it gets easy.

Mongo 01-29-2012 07:55 PM

Mark 1
 
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Originally Posted by edwardo (Post 693096)
Hopely not butting in but I just happened to break down my MK I the other day and when I put it back together, it won't fire. You can put the bolt carrier back but no fire. I think I must have placed the hammer strut on the wrong side as I replaced the mainspring housing; although it did go back together. My problem now is that I cannot remove the mainspring housing to get things right; the lever part swings out but the housing will not come out far enough. Please help save me a trip to the gunsmith.

It the last step of reassembly point the hand grip up before putting the pin through and latch back into the handle..

edwardo 01-29-2012 08:15 PM

Any suggestions on breaking it down; I've tried even using a flathead screwdriver to get the mainspring housing to swing out but no joy.

jmeekhof 01-29-2012 08:21 PM

Take the clip out first

Tackleberry1 01-29-2012 08:33 PM

This is why I sold my Ruger .22

Gotta be a double jointed circus freak to clean the damn things.

Tack


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