Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Semi-Auto Handguns > Ruger Handgun Forum > Ruger MK I - Hammer bite ?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-09-2013, 12:22 AM   #1
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Gonzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,581
Liked 242 Times on 187 Posts
Likes Given: 91

Default Ruger MK I - Hammer bite ?

Was shooting my old MK I today and after 100 rds I felt a sharp twinge in web of my shooting hand. No external hammer to bite me but something sure did. After another mag it even drew blood. Has anyone else had this problem ?

Is something out of spec ? No idea but it will cost me $65 to ship it to Ruger...hopefully someone will know a low cost cure.

__________________
Gonzilla is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 01-09-2013, 12:32 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
marc29th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 667
Liked 91 Times on 67 Posts

Default

I'm going to take a guess and say that the latch on the back of the grip is loose and that is what is causing the "hammer bite"

__________________
marc29th is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 10:06 PM   #3
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Gonzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,581
Liked 242 Times on 187 Posts
Likes Given: 91

Default

Thanks Mac29 for the suggestion. I'll double check the take down latch and call Ruger CS for some advice. (The bite was the same place as a 1911 hammer bite. )

After looking at exploded diagram and it is the bolt stop pin which is attached to the main spring housing which bit me. (Edited)

I was talking w Nitestalker and when all else fails - give it a thorough cleaning ! . (Carbon build up can cause parts to flex under recoil)

Will try simple solution first while I wait for Ruger to respond to my e-mail.

Note: I have never had this issue w MK II and I stress test that puppy on a regular basis...MK I is much older pistol.

__________________

Last edited by Gonzilla; 01-12-2013 at 12:06 AM.
Gonzilla is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 10:29 PM   #4
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Gonzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,581
Liked 242 Times on 187 Posts
Likes Given: 91

Default Range Report

The MK I - after a thorough cleaning and I replaced the recoil spring. The gun fired 50"rds w/o incident and gun shot & grouped like a champ.

I have no idea what went wrong - originally ??? SAO 22's can spit gas n fouling on occasion.

Lesson Learned: When All Else Fails - Clean it !!!

__________________
Gonzilla is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
hammer bite sucks!!! potentialglock 1911 Forum 54 12-01-2012 02:54 PM
Advice on insect bite Davyboy The Club House 44 11-11-2012 12:58 PM
Alright, I'll bite. BCM it is. broke-again124 AR-15 Discussion 10 07-18-2012 01:52 AM
Is it difficult to Connect a 1911 Hammer Strut to a 1911 Hammer? CAMCHAMPION1988 1911 Forum 3 12-29-2011 04:09 AM
Don't let the Bed Bugs Bite. Shihan The Club House 28 07-11-2011 01:57 AM