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Old 09-02-2011, 03:45 PM   #1
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As some of you know, I tried to put new grips on my Mark II (now known as Minnie) and ran into a bit of trouble. As in, I took my gun apart and couldn't get it back together. Here's the saga.......

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f33/yes-i-am-now-one-those-45994/

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Well, for a month I worked on this gun off and on. The 'off' time is when I was waiting for springs to be sent from Ruger that went flying off my gun across my room never to be found. I worked on this gun, I whined, I bitched, I got frustrated, I got angry, I was disappointed (mostly in myself).

There were some people in particular that were so good to me during this time. One was Glass as woman to woman she encouraged me and had faith in me. One was JonM who was always in the standby to have me drive up to visit him and he'd get the job done for me. One was StalkingBear who offered to get on the phone with me and we'd put our guns together step by step. Him in Kentucky with his Mark II, me in Illinois with mine. I'm telling you, Bear has the patience of an absolute SAINT!! Last but no least was Shihan, who posted the links that helped me get this gun together. I don't think he ever once doubted I was going to get the job done. (This is starting to sound like I won an academy award or something, isn't it?)

Anyway, I have finally successfully gotten Minnie together. All by myself. With my own two hands.


And here she is..........Presenting Minnie the Mark II

Scoped, but just for looks. Bear is going to scope and zero it properly when I go to visit him and his family in three weeks. I think I may need taller rings.



Looking beautiful in her new grips. (Which started all the trouble in the first place.)



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Looks great, glad you got those grips.

Can't tell much from the photo, but I think you're right about the scope rings.

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Yay!

Grips look very nice and I hope they feel just as good to your hands.

Your scope seems a little... *over the top* for a MKII but it's still (partially) a free country.

You will enjoy that pistol for years to come and maybe even for all the rest of your days.

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Looks great, glad you got those grips.

Can't tell much from the photo, but I think you're right about the scope rings.
Well, the scope touches the rear sight when it's mounted. I imagine it shouldn't be.

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Your scope seems a little... *over the top* for a MKII but it's still (partially) a free country.
Hmmm..........does anyone else think the scope is too much for this pistol? I want to be able to shoot a marble off the head of a sparrow at 100 yds.
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Great job WOC...way to hang in there beyond where many would have given up in frustration.

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Oh, I gave up in frustration many times. Then I'd ignore it for a few days then go at it again. I am incredibly stubborn with a big dose of pride and independence. I could have had JonM put this together at any time. But I really, REALLY, REALLY wanted to complete the job with my own two hands.
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I'm impressed! I traded my Ruger .22 after deciding that I was not double jointed enough to tear it down and get it back together.

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I'm impressed! I traded my Ruger .22 after deciding that I was not double jointed enough to tear it down and get it back together.

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Well, I have no trouble field stripping it for cleaning but it was the internals, as in the hammer and the sear parts that gave me a very difficult time.
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