Kirk Kelleher: Once you know that the hammer strut has to push into the hidden spring in the bolt pin assbly, you are gold. I dont hate it now. Thanks.
Christian E: I bought a Tandemkross hammer bushing and it makes taking the gun apart so much easier.
gmcjetpilot: There is a different video on the Ruger web site. This one is very good. You can ignore all the other DIY home made ones on Youtube, Ruger's video on the MKII, MKIII and MKIII 22/45 are the best, most complete, accurate and all you need.
I can never remember all the steps so I have to watch the video every time. With the video it would be difficult to get right the first time.
jwden123: The first time is a royal pain. It took me about 30 minutes to disassemble, clean and reassemble my Mk3 Hunter. but it does get easier . I used the written instructions.This video makes it seem much more simple, but it's still more complicated then most. I have a Sig 1911-22, Arx 160 and a PLR22 and a Kahr CW9. They are much easier,
1000hightower: Hell NO
1000hightower: pain in the but assembly
Martin Longstreet: Yes wasn't that fun reassembling the Mark III fun?
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
Stanton Royce: "Ruger MK III Disassembly and Reassembly...The easy way" by ammohead73is better. This Ruger video is talking too fast. ammohead73, does a well-paced show and tell with a more thorough dis-assembly (includes cleaning the bolt) and reassembly is easier, fewer steps. He does however muscle the gun, I have a plastic and rubber headed hammer I use. Only cost a few dollars for the hammer with plastic and rubber replaceable striking heads.
Patricia Jude: can we exchage e-mail?
Michael English: New firearm ( a pain in the $#%^) There is a method to do away with hammers etc. Check my vid, hope it helps..
EDITION420: Can you use a rubber mallet?
richard mitchell: gun is nice but a real pain to reassemble
Ed Pelto: I have had mine apart 2 times now and it is still hard. Just watch the video over and over and you will get it. I also pounded the barrel on and off again and again on my carpet. You will notice some wear points on a new gun. It helped me to take a razor knife and help wear it in at these points of binding.
cevansinz: Awesome gun. Helpful tip: Don't take it apart. Lord!
jakep42zer0: maybe the hammer wasn't in the full forward position when you went to put the main spring housing pin back in? to get that in the full forward position which is necessary for complete reassembly you need to pull the trigger. not really sure. not doubting you just from my personal experience
Jonathan Roberts: As a side note, this pistol is incredible. It eats crappy bulk ammo without any problems. It's also a nail driver. It meets all of the standards that my other semi auto .22 caliber pistols cannot
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...
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
jakep42zer0: i didn't have to do that and the pistol went together fine and functions properly
jsmann0176: You did leave out a part. I just got done reassembling mine for the first time and now I will go to a gun shop tomorrow and trade it in. Thank God I used Beretta and Sign pistols in the Navy. They never left out a step for feild stripping.
Jonathan Roberts: Thanks for leaving out one MAJOR part of reassembly! You have to be holding the trigger rearward in order to have the mainspring housing return to it's proper position in the pisol. For convenience, I figured I would use this video. Thank god I didn't force it into place, assuming I was getting correct information from the manufacturer. Now lets hope that I didn't damage the hammer strut. Now I'm starting to get upset. I love Ruger and I love this pistol, but I mean come on.
jfpaschal1: i have spent 5hr trying to get this gun back togther still have not goting it back togther what have you done to your gun that i have not done
the8jrfan: OMG Thank you ruger for putting this video up!!!
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 !!!
Peter: If I may, Ruger; I love your guns,Mini 14, 10/22, even the 22/45. But this is the MOST frustrating field striping process i've ever done. Great gun still.
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.
soonerfan85: It is possible you may not have gotten the barrel perfectly straight on the frame during reassembly. If the barrel is canted even slightly right or left of center, you could have something interfering with the bolt release mechanism. I had BIG problems getting my barrel correctly aligned the first time or two during reassembly, causing big time struggles getting the assembly bolt to feed through the receiver and bolt. Good luck.
bandroidx: Its not that hard, when i got mine, there were no youtube videos and i used the manual and it went like cake. the key is having a dowel and rubber mallet.
mikez104: Clear as mud. lol I love these guns. They shoot great and seem to last forever but I hate the reassembly. I still have to look at the directions every time I clean them.
justltl: I just got a brand new Ruger Mark III Target in stainless steel. I shot it yesterday at about 1:00 PM. It was very accurate and awesome to shoot. I field stripped and cleaned it as soon as I got home from the range about 3:00 PM. I finally got it reassembled by 10:00 PM. That thing is indeed a bitch to reassemble. I cut my hand at some point on the mainspring housing, but man does that bright red blood look good on the stainless steel contrasting with those black grips and the Ruger logo.
23ninety: After almost a year of owning this pistol, I've finally figured out how to put it back together correctly every time. This video probably contains everything you need to put it back together, but fails to explain how, when and WHY it is critical to have the hammer and the strut in the correct positions. Plus, it goes way too fast. Diagrams and a troubleshooting video would be HUGELY helpful because there are too many steps where too things can go wrong. Very fun pistol to shoot though!
michael escamilla: ok 1, this is the most comprehensive video I have ever seen on reassembly of the mk3, thanks. 2, good god that was complex. 3, I think that I want one
hitmhard: when I initially put this back together and put the mag back in, the first time I pull the slide back, it's more difficult then normal. then any other time I pull it back it's a lot easier until I dry fire it and have to pull the slide back again. Did I do something wrong???
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).
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.
soylentbeing: I can't get my mainspring assembly back in. Every part of the reassembly went great until that. I made sure the hammer is forward and the strut is hanging down, but the pin will not go through the holes. It was extremely tight coming out, and now I can't get it back in. Driving me crazy for three days. How do you get this pin back in when it's so tight it won't move at all?
brieman2: Im deathly afraid of that pin by the firing pin coming out
Paul Bennett: See Moe's Videos Ruger Mark III Dis/Assembly. Made all the difference.
mike1123333: Thanks for the vid been trying to put one together from I think the 60's sturm ruger and co been fighting it for an hr. The slide would not pull back, but the whole tilting the gun thing solved it. Thanks
Lloyd Metcalf: A hammer IS required to disassemble & reassemble.
Smh.... I love shooting this gun, but for something that needs a full cleaning every 500 rounds this is alot & whacking stuff with a hammer seems like bad policy
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. ;)
CaptainMurphy1977: awsome gun .. hard too put back together.. but its woth it .takes a little time
whatnot987: LOL I wonder if they'll be able to accomplish the mission?
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