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Old 04-04-2017, 11:46 AM
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I was wondering what if any mods I would have to make to fit a Mk II extended safety onto my MkI. It is an A100 frame 5.5 bull aka Mk I NOT standard if that makes a difference.

Any other options for extended safety? I have Hogue grips and the safety is hard to reach for me.
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Old 04-04-2017, 01:06 PM
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If you do replace the Mark I safety with a MK II safety you will loose the hold open feature the Mark I safety has. I do not know of any extensions available for the Mark I safety.
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Old 04-04-2017, 03:05 PM
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Is it a drop in part or does the MKII need to be modified to fit? I don't use the bolt hold open option.
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Old 04-04-2017, 03:37 PM
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It'll be a drop-in part. Be sure to keep the MKI safety in a safe place. When you decide to sell, the buyer will probably want the hold-open safety installed.
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I was wondering what if any mods I would have to make to fit a Mk II extended safety onto my MkI. It is an A100 frame 5.5 bull aka Mk I NOT standard if that makes a difference.

Any other options for extended safety? I have Hogue grips and the safety is hard to reach for me.
You've been misled by the post above. It is definitely NOT a drop in "workable" solution. The safeties are completely different.

The bolt is different on the Mark I than the Mark II, therefore the safeties are different, but there is another approach to what you want to do. If you have the equipment, you can make an extension for the safety thumb button you already have.
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Old 04-06-2017, 01:34 AM
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You've been misled by the post above. It is definitely NOT a drop in "workable" solution. The safeties are completely different.

The bolt is different on the Mark I than the Mark II, therefore the safeties are different, but there is another approach to what you want to do. If you have the equipment, you can make an extension for the safety thumb button you already have.
That sounds like a plan. Using what? I am guessing you have done this before.
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Old 04-06-2017, 05:07 AM
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That sounds like a plan. Using what? I am guessing you have done this before.
Yes. Can make an extension to any length you want.
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It'll be a drop-in part. Be sure to keep the MKI safety in a safe place. When you decide to sell, the buyer will probably want the hold-open safety installed.
Before you start modifying a very hard to find MKI safety, I suggest you contact the knowledgeable folks at Volquartsen. They will tell you, their extended safety will drop-in, provided you are willing to lose the hold-open feature.

Preserving the ability to sell your pistol as unmodified should be worth the ~$30 replacement part.

However, if you do want to keep the hold open feature, a mod will be required - with either one of the safeties.
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To correct an erroneous post, the Mark I Safeties are absolutely NOT impossible to find. Here's four of 'em that still exist, and I'm sure there are many, many more out there.



The above safeties are quite different because of the top hook for the Mark I bolt, than the Volquartsen extended safety that's made and designated quite clearly for the Ruger Mark II & III. It appears that's not very well understood by some around here. Volquartsen does NOT make an extended safety for the Ruger Mark I.
Apparently getting things across in these forums to help, rather than confuse members, is no longer a worthwhile endeavor?

And, a small tapped hole in the thumb button on the original Mark I safety to add an extension will NOT denigrate the value of the pistol.
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I'm not wasting my time PMing you guys why your posts were deleted because you already know.

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You 2 need to just avoid each other. No matter what! Just do not ever comment on the other's posts because you obviously cannot remain civil!
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Old 04-09-2017, 11:30 AM
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And, a small tapped hole in the thumb button on the original Mark I safety to add an extension will NOT denigrate the value of the pistol.
What is the cost of a MkI safety in case I mess mine up? I am not worried about it being original, it was not original when I bought it, someone installed a Clark trigger on it.

Any advice on hole size and threads to attach an extension to existing safety?
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