Ruger Mark III Pistol Reassembly




What do you think about this video?

Kingman Bond-Graham: Love my Mark 11 and my Mark 111....Tight fitting but easy to put together. I live in California and bought another just because I love this gun and they will disappear entirely from our market later this year due to the stupid DOJ roster which is nothing more than extortion of our arms manufacturing companies. Way to go and drive business out of our state! I hate our legislature and our senators....

A.F. Spataro: Worked like a dream! Disassembled and reassembled in 3 minutes,,,,Thanks!

J Lee: Dear God why did I take it apart!!!? I can't get the freakin barrel back on. 

obsessed: no problems huh? Every thing always go smooth as silk.This video reminds me of a Big Mac commercial, they look great on T.V. then you buy one and what a mess. Here is an idea, show us a video addressing real problems like why the main spring housing keeps pulling out when i try to shut the latch! I agree that the gun works good but stop with the commercial and go SLOW. You know people are having problems ,tell us in more detail why

John Hart: I have a 22/45 Lite (the model with a yellow anodized barrel). I had problems like many others, but after analyzing problems and watching various YouTube posts, I thought that (1) the magazine/trigger interlock that requires the mag to be inserted to pull the trigger is a complication I do not need, and (2) The biggest problem was the fit of the barrel. Maybe the barrel was in the anodizing tank too long making the anodized surface a little to thick, I don't really know, but it took more than a light tap to disengage the barrel, and again to properly attach it back. I mean whacking away HARD 20-30 times. The first problem (mag/trigger interlock) is fixed by a bushing that is sold by Tandemkross and others. It is a little finicky install (I am fat fingered) but not out of the question, and only needs to be done once. The issue of barrel fit needing a hammer was to polish down the lug mentioned at 1:08-1:15 in this video. I polished a little at a time, both on the top, and a little under its lip (not easy but doable) until it fits very tightly but no longer needs my rubber hammer. Either of these modifications are likely to void any warranty regarding the gun, but being able to clean its innards will decrease the likelihood of problems in the first place. Now I can disassemble my gun and give its internals a good cleaning and reassemble it without much problem. The interlock bushing also allows the magazine to eject fully without having to pull it out. That's nice, but I didn't really do that to speed up magazine changes, just to take one of the easily overlooked complications out of reassembly.

Randy Bone: This video is vastly better than nothing. However, it still leaves a lot to be desired. It really needs cut-away animations to SLOWLY show why all the inserting and removing the magazine is necessary. Otherwise, people are forced to follow the instructions in a rote sort of way. Missing a step (at this step, do I point up or down?) is why so many people are frustrated.

Scott Person: What a great video to show why I will never buy this gun.

Anthony Whiting: Actually the voodoo magic of this video made the pistol go back together in 2 minutes after spending 2 hours monkeying around with it, I swear I did everything the video did. I hate this freaking gun. This is the second time I've shot it, the first time it went back to the factory with multiple issues, failure to eject, failure to fire, extremely hard to get the magazine in. It now works great, just a PIA to put back together.

Tigermoon1950: WHY? WHY? WHY would Ruger make a pistol that requires an engineering PhD to disassemble/assemble a mere .22? Sorry, Ruger, there's no way I would spend my money, time, effort on this gun. You really blew it here.

jakep42zer0: everyone who cant seem to get the gun back together is ridiculous....just got the gun and i always clean my new guns before i shoot them...followed the video step by step.. came apart and went together just fine...i did need the mallet but it was still a very simple process...just follow what the guy says

mikeprius: I finally got this for the first time after a little over 3 hrs. I did it all by hand no hammer. I am very muscular though. If you can do this congrats because not very many people are capable of doing this both physically or mentally (not smart enough).

gztsarmata: I've got my Mark III just few days ago. I viewed few videos and finally got the whole picture. There is no place for frustration, just a need for a solid knowledge on how this pistol is made. After that, it is very easy to perform the whole procedure. Thanks for a nice video !!!

whatnot987: LOL I wonder if they'll be able to accomplish the mission?

brieman2: Im deathly afraid of that pin by the firing pin coming out

t mac: Associated Press Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 NASA NASA has put together a team of 6 of their top scientists to solve a problem that has perplexed mankind for years. Its call project "How the $#$%^ do I reassemble a Ruger Mark 3" NASA is certain this project many take years but they are fully devoted to an answer to it.

the8jrfan: OMG Thank you ruger for putting this video up!!!

peaceXloveXart: This video was much better than the others because it has close up images. I found that instead of pointing the gun with muzzel down it works better to tip it a little more upside down for the hammer and pin to fall into place.

donharmon42: For an automatic pistol operated by blowback, how could this be so complicated? Every other .22 cal. (and above) pistol that I have ever seen is easy. But even with the manual and this video, I couldn't reassemble my Mk III. Stupid? Maybe I am, but I have been reassembling automatic pistols for decades and never failed , or even had significant problems with any other pistol.

nuccten: I picked up a Sig Sauer 1911 in .22 and love it!

pushya1008: I have watched people on YouTube put these back together with ease, as if it's nothing. Sometimes I can get my Mark iii back together in an hour and sometimes it takes hours. It is unfair to attack people's intelligence b/c they struggle reassembling this gun. I have a BS, MS, and doctorate, graduated with honors, been around guns all my life. I actually find field stripping my 1911 a satisfying, pleasurable experience. Ruger has at least a marketing problem, if not a technical problem.

Derpderp9000: After a few more views of this video, and better study of my manual, I've finally found where my frustration was coming from. I'm so glad the last instruction on this video covered the very problem I was having. No longer regretting my purchase, and looking forward to enjoying this firearm for many years to come.

passngas2: @donharmon42 the reassembly of this .22 is so difficult because of all of the features included to keep people who dont follow safe firearm handling procedures from shooting themselves. That is all

MrParkinthedark: @RugerFirearms Very professional response to YouTube shenanigans. I just bought a mark 3, Ive never owned or fired a gun in my life, but these tech tips are very helpful. It looks complicated compared to other to other gun assembly's, but not impossible

timjoy1: I bought a Mark III without looking into this part. I am a retired military officer and own a lot of firearms / pistols. I don't need a video for the others, however , you can mess this one up even with a video. I agree, not worth owning it for this alone. At least for black powder pistol cleaning you knew that extra effort was going to be part of the process, but it still had a "coolness" factor . This one was a surprise. Thanks for the video anyways.

MrCancerbero: good morning is a great pleasure to talk to you because I like the ruger mark 3 hunter and I would like to ask if they can make a video on how to build them because I find it very interesting to see but I have not seen anywhere I am using a translator to communicate with you coo like to know is the frame is designed in a solid block of steel or sheet metal is stamped with a weld seam? thank you very beautiful gun

seaflowful: Glad Im not the only one having trouble with this gun. Completly regret taking it apart and starting to regret buying it. Pontentail buyers beware, very frustrating experience

pushya1008: (continuing): I really like shooting this gun. I had a Buckmark and like my Mk. iii better. Today I was going to go shoot again, thought I'd clean the Mk. iii first, and still haven't been able to get it back together. I've watched this video and others. Still can't figure out why. I'll get it eventually - but I would have rather shot the gun today than struggled with reassembling it. A gun that causes me to miss opportunities to shoot is feeling more expensive to own.

t mac: Anyone want to buy a used Ruger Mark 3 that is disassembled !!!

Tripp Riddle: Well I have been trying for hours to get this thing back together with no luck. That is saying something considering I can take a S%W revolver down to the frame and have it back together in no time. I cannot fathom why this gun should be so hard to reassemble. I will tell you this, once I get it back together I will be selling it and buying a Buckmark like I had in the past. I will also tell everyone I know to steer clear of this Ruger.

moblack: I got a Ruger the other day. Took it to the range and fell in love with it. Yeah its a pain putting this together when I compare it to my Xd 9mm. I wouldn't buying a second model of this gun. It shoots that well.

wanBspecOp: who ever invented this gun must of wanted us to cut are fingers up

Martin Longstreet: That part at 3:03 was the most complicated part. The gun has to be held at the right angle That hammer strut had a different name the first time I re-disassembled this type of Ruger

cypremort1: Just finished ultrasonic clean and lube on my Ruger Mark II , am reassembled and ready to go. Not too bad for the first time field stripping this weapon. Between the manual and this video, it was fairly straight forward. I was not ready to take a hammer to disengage the barrel/receiver from the grip frame just yet. From what I've read it's not just a little tap. I'll let an armourer take that on. One note, I did spend about an hour to find the firing pin stop that fell out of the bolt.

jimcohlanza: In many cultures, reassembly of the Ruger Mark III is a rite of passage to manhood.

cryptnotic: It's so easy. I don't understand why a monkey couldn't do it, without any training.

oldtubbydogs: @bigd5000100 True that man

blackandwhite1983: Hi i'm having a mark II and before critizising I have to say that I own several other ruger guns that I absolutely love ... ruger's my favourite brand ... but cleaning this model really is a nightmare for me ... i'll go to my local gun dealer and sell it asap

59937spud: I do best when I remain calm & don't fight the gun. It all comes together when I have the hammer correctly placed - that seems to be the key. It's an accomplishment people! When you've done it, you've done something that VERY FEW PEOPLE can do! Be PROUD that you can reassemble your Ruger Mark ii or iii! We are a special class of folk. ;)

fartlek55: DO NOT buy this pistol. It's like a beautiful woman that turns out to be a psycho once you married her... so difficult to reassemble...

phantomshtter: @ammohead73 Ruger should be the one hating to see people selling them off and posting hateful comments... not you. :(

Jonathan Roberts: I was also doing my pre-use cleaning on the gun. Like I said, the trigger had to be held in the rearward position. These instructions are all correct except for that one CRUCIAL step. Verify by reading section 7 under the Reassembly instructions in the pistol's manual. I'm just glad that I read it before I bent or broke something while assuming I was getting correct information on here. My pisol was test fired 12/3/2009. Video posted in April 2009. Maybe reassembly changed in those 8 months...

27613James: Jenny can do it in under two min. ! look at jenny disassemble/reassembles gun by jennyxno2

Charles Bowers: Main spring is a problem. I'm taking the easy way out and going back to where I bought the gun tomorrow. Maybe they can show me. If not there is a gun smith that lives down the road from me. If that doesn't work I guess I can send it back to Ruger.

ZEUS Apolo: @rommel235your so right..its a nightmare..wish i never bought it...Im selling mine soon...

scoresandry: Pulling the trigger and pushing the "cheese" forward was the only way I could get the mainspring in. look up Ruger Mark III Dis/Assembly by meanmiguel.

Shinerbop: This music at the beginning makes me want to dance!

D J Sal Z.: Hello, What is your name ? You have done a great job. Thank you for all of your help. New York City D.J. Sal Z.

RugerFirearms: Everyone – your comments are welcomed, including your frustrations, but keep it clean! Fighting with one another and resorting to name-calling and foul language will get your comments deleted, and if it persists, we have the right to block you. Let's keep it clean and respectful please!

Dreldragon: @PlinkerBelle Only for the 22/45 model. Reinsert the magazine, depress the trigger, and then fold the mainspring housing (while pointing the muzzle towards the ceiling) towards the grip. Then release the trigger, remove the magazine, and fully close the housing into the grip. Until I remembered the point the muzzle towards the ceiling before closing the mainspring housing, I found that after reinstalling the mainspring housing, the bolt wouldn't retract more than an inch or so.

Spencer Jones: I used to like ruger until they made this pain in the ass

Schools: Learn how to get phlebotomy training in California! The job pays decent money for the amount of schools needed to graduate.
Rating:
Ruger Mark III Pistol Reassembly 4.6 out of 5

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