Stupid here !

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by dango, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I decide to field strip my new Ruger , 22/45 , lite , Mark three . I found a very good U-Tube video to help. I did something wrong ! :eek: to trigger reset , slide is sticking 1/4 open and can't unspring rear locking mechanism .


    (HELP) ! :confused:
     
  2. Airborne1

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    I would take it back apart, and watch a few more videos for how to strip it and put it back together. Then try again, practice makes perfect!
     

  3. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Do you have the owners manual? Mine has very good instructions.
     
  4. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Manual ? Is that what that's was . :confused:


    I can't get the thing, out......! :eek:
     
  5. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I know a guy named Manual. He's Mexican.



    No offense and none taken
     
  6. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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  7. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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    I have an idea what went wrong. Please bear with me.

    Make sure the hammer is cocked (not sticking up), pull the barreled action onto the frame, tap if necessary so that the rear end protrudes over the back of the frame, just a little. Now insert the retaining pin through the hole on top (you know where it is). Be sure that hole is lined up with the frame opening underneath. You should see a detente inside the hole. Push the pin down, depressing the detente out of the way. You can use a brass punch or similar tool. Also tap with a plastic mallet so that the pin sinks all the way, only its rounded top sticks out.

    Chances are, you have done this already. Now the "interesting" part that drives you nuts.

    Point the pistol up. Look through the backstrap opening. See a hinged metal tab hanging. It MUST be hanging OVER the crossbar. If it is stuckk under, pick it up with a tool, wiggle out, maybe back up the retaining pin, whatever it takes to get that dingle part on top.

    With the dingle tab hanging freely, and the retaining pin all the way down through the hole... Keep pointing the muzzle up, PULL the TRIGGER, and hold it down. The retaining pin will fold into the backstrap. Function check, and you're gtg.
     
  8. ctshooter

    ctshooter New Member

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    I have stripped and cleaned my wife's 22/45 lite a bunch of times, and I still use the YouTube videos.
     
  9. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Those internet videos always tend to either leave out a step

    or ignore or de-emphasize an important step. You have to watch 3

    or four different ones to get all the steps right.


    I know a guy named Manuel.

    Manuel Layborre...:D
     
  10. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Dango, I've been where you are. I tried to put a new thumb safety on my Ruger Mark II. I put new grips on and needed a longer thumb safety. It took me a month to complete the task. I was stubborn and refused to send the gun to anyone who offered help. I was going to do it myself, dammit. I did, but it was a long process. I'd work on it until I was ready to flip out. I'd put it down for a few days and try again. Youtube videos and a blow apart diagram is what helped in the end.
     
  11. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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    If the Ruger Mark III or 22/45 were introduced today, it would have no chance to make it. The reassembly is too involved for this model to compete for the consumer's buck. That said, will you doomsayers and whiners give OP a chance? All he got to do is follow the roadmap laid down by a certain European cartographer :)
     
  12. indy36

    indy36 New Member

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    I have one, use it in Steel Challenge events. I still, after two years, can't take it apart and put it together without the manual. Most convoluted process ever. I did have the Majestic Arms Speed Bolt Strip Kit put in and that helped a ton. I also bought their mag safety disconnect and slide racker. It's much easier to clean now. As for red dots you can't beat the Cmore. ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1405900929.629616.jpg


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  13. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    Ruger seems to design things to be difficult as s*** to assemble. I mean the 10/22 is awesome but come on, KISS is my mantra and Ruger seems to be KICS.
     
  14. yazul42

    yazul42 Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    My Ruger semi-autos are cleaned this way,, take off the grips, open the action and lock it, place in a tank of solvent to soak a while, drain, blow out with an air compressor, oil, replace grips,, it seems you need 3 hands to field strip them, they are a pain, but shoot well.
     
  15. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    as long as you follow the manual to the letter, and that includes the step of balancing on your head while waving your foot in a clockwise circle... it's easy :)
     
  16. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Would his first name be Owners ? I recall .a brief moment , some about him sounDs familiar.:confused:
     
  17. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I like my Browning Buckmark Camper Stainless. Manual easy!