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    Default Ruger Mk III Cleaning -"R" themed.

    On a whim I started cleaning my Mark III. I swabbed at what I thought was a blued part within the stainless grip frame, it ended up being stainless. So I kept tearing things down, pins that pop out easily, springs that squeeze in just so, little bits that fall out from unknown places on the table... It hasn't seen a complete take down, and she's a year old with a case of thunderbolts (dirty) plus a few bricks of other brands played with, it was time.

    As I tried putting it together I felt Regret that I didn't bother to find a manual or diagram first. Remorse that I had taken it apart so far. Yelled Rrrgh a few times. Tomorrow, hopefully, there will be Relief that it still works.

    I've heard of these pistols lasting for a million rounds, now I wonder if that's only the people who don't clean them so no parts are lost?

    Ridiculous.

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    Default Re: Ruger Mk III Cleaning -"R" themed.

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    Default Re: Ruger Mk III Cleaning -"R" themed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mootness View Post
    On a whim I started cleaning my Mark III. I swabbed at what I thought was a blued part within the stainless grip frame, it ended up being stainless. So I kept tearing things down, pins that pop out easily, springs that squeeze in just so, little bits that fall out from unknown places on the table... It hasn't seen a complete take down, and she's a year old with a case of thunderbolts (dirty) plus a few bricks of other brands played with, it was time.

    As I tried putting it together I felt Regret that I didn't bother to find a manual or diagram first. Remorse that I had taken it apart so far. Yelled Rrrgh a few times. Tomorrow, hopefully, there will be Relief that it still works.

    I've heard of these pistols lasting for a million rounds, now I wonder if that's only the people who don't clean them so no parts are lost?

    Ridiculous.
    Lol, the first time I took mine apart it was R rated, not R themed. It takes a few times before you get the hang of it.
    Selling off a a sizeable Spyderco collection here

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    Default Re: Ruger Mk III Cleaning -"R" themed.

    I bought one recently and found this on youtube. a disassembly and reassembly video. It helped me out .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkPN87hRgbE

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    Default Re: Ruger Mk III Cleaning -"R" themed.

    Quote Originally Posted by theduke View Post
    I bought one recently and found this on youtube. a disassembly and reassembly video. It helped me out .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkPN87hRgbE
    The video shows the easy part. I broke it down further then that.

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    Default Re: Ruger Mk III Cleaning -"R" themed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mootness View Post
    The video shows the easy part. I broke it down further then that.
    Recently I detail stripped my mark III using this information: http://guntalk-online.com/detailstrip.htm I was surprised that it was actually fairly simple and painless. In fact, my pistol is still new, and in my opinion reassembling from field strip is more of a pain in the ass than the remainder of the detail strip.

    The only parts I did not disassemble were the magazine release, the mainspring housing, and the extractor. I would have removed the extractor but I didn't have a small enough pick handy, and I would like to strip the mainspring and mag release, but I couldnt find literature on how to do so, and I don't like to wing it.

    I'm planing to install the Volquartsen accurizing kit and remove the pointless pain in the ass magazine disconnect soon.
    Last edited by marinville; June 13th, 2010 at 10:36 PM.

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