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Old 01-29-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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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?



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Old 01-29-2012, 06:15 PM   #2
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rubber mallet or nylon headed mallet , leave the heavy work hammers in the tool box



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something like this- not a carpenter's hammer
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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..
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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.

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Take the clip out first

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This is why I sold my Ruger .22

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

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