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Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 02-15-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,536
Posted By LongRod
Well it sort of depends on your barrel. I bought...

Well it sort of depends on your barrel. I bought a few boxes a few years back and mic-ed them. I recall about .223 OD so a wee bit undersized. Accuracy was fine but lead buildup was a problem. My...
Forum: Gunmetal: Machining, Fixing, Finishing & Refinishing, Restoration, Engraving, Jeweling, etc. 02-15-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By LongRod
Chamber burrs

Well no problem for me since I have a mini Chinese metal lathe. I just made a steel sporting chamber swage and hammered it in. I threaded the back end to take a 3/16" rod for my MK-II pistols but not...
Forum: Mark II 11-26-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,615
Posted By LongRod
Smile [The fishing leader does work great. I started...

[The fishing leader does work great. I started using one in the 1980's but I eventually lost it. Now I just use a lady's bobby pin. A whole box of them are dirt cheap. Just slip the eye of the bobby...
Forum: Mark II 08-13-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,195
Posted By LongRod
You're correct. The chrome plated pot metal...

You're correct. The chrome plated pot metal triggers on the old MkI target models had two pins for take up and over travel.
Forum: Mark II 12-07-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,197
Posted By LongRod
That's happened to me. No problem. I made my own...

That's happened to me. No problem. I made my own repair tool on my Chinese mini lathe but the store bought tool works as well.
Forum: Pay It Forward 12-07-2018, 04:16 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,281
Posted By LongRod
Super cool. Please include me in the drawing....

Super cool. Please include me in the drawing. THanks.
Forum: Mark II 09-17-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 972
Posted By LongRod
] I'll be trying both Clark and...

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I'll be trying both Clark and Volquartsen. Thanks.
Forum: Mark II 09-15-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 972
Posted By LongRod
[They were one of the first places I tried and...

[They were one of the first places I tried and they had no listed safeties but it never occurred to me to ask them for a referral. I'll try that. If successful I'll post a note here in this forum....
Forum: Mark II 09-15-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 972
Posted By LongRod
[Yep, that's always an inconvenient and very...

[Yep, that's always an inconvenient and very expensive option. I doubt I could just send in the bad safety for repair or exchange. The company simply doesn't want anyone installing most parts in a...
Forum: Mark II 09-15-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 972
Posted By LongRod
[Definitely a last resort but I figure that...

[Definitely a last resort but I figure that someone, somewhere will eventually buy and install the after market extended safety and their old unneeded standard safety will appear for sale on Ebay....
Forum: Mark II 09-14-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 972
Posted By LongRod
[Yes I could grind down the after market one but...

[Yes I could grind down the after market one but I couldn't cut the rings or get the domed top properly curved to look original.]
Forum: Mark II 09-14-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 972
Posted By LongRod
Mk-II safety needed

Does anyone know where to get a SS Mk-II safety catch? A Mk-III will work as well but I'm looking for a standard factory sized or OEM safety catch/lever and not the over sized after market model. So...
Forum: Mark II 07-05-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,213
Posted By LongRod
[The simplest and cheapest solution would be to...

[The simplest and cheapest solution would be to buy an AMT Lightning front sight from Numrich. The AMT bull barrel models were 13/16" in diameter rather the the 7/8" used on the Ruger bull barrels....
Forum: Mark II 06-01-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By LongRod
Ruger sells a front and rear set: ...

Ruger sells a front and rear set:
http://shopruger.com/Mark-II-Mark-III-Tapered-Barrel-Sight-Set/productinfo/12935/

You will have to drill your own cross pin hole.
Forum: Mark II 02-09-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By LongRod
Good buy. Congratulations! So what exactly are...

Good buy. Congratulations! So what exactly are "transfer fees?"
Forum: Mark II 12-07-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,069
Posted By LongRod
I had this problem myself. I just made a slightly...

I had this problem myself. I just made a slightly larger (fatter) retaining pin (that I need to tap into place) but then I have a metal lathe. If I didn't have a lathe I would have used a pin punch...
Forum: Mark II 11-20-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,561
Posted By LongRod
I did know that Ruger had experimented with solid...

I did know that Ruger had experimented with solid castings for the mainspring housing on some of the stainless steel versions but they often fit poorly and they finally went back to the laminated...
Forum: Mark II 08-22-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By LongRod
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Forum: Mark II 08-21-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By LongRod
Yep Aggie is absolutely right. The early first...

Yep Aggie is absolutely right. The early first year models had the flat (straight) bolt release levers. They also had modified older RST bolts with a notch for the old safety operated bolt hold open...
Forum: Mark II 08-07-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,096
Posted By LongRod
It should also have a stainless steel bolt with a...

It should also have a stainless steel bolt with a Ruger logo engraved on the rear of the bolt. I think this was done to make it look a little more like the 1949 model where the bolt was unblued and...
Forum: Mark II 06-07-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By LongRod
Has it always done this since you got the gun or...

Has it always done this since you got the gun or did the problem develop after operating perfectly for a long time? When I had this problem with a brand new gun and nothing seemed to help I sent my...
Forum: Mark II 06-07-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By LongRod
If the set screw is loosening, try blue Loc-tite...

If the set screw is loosening, try blue Loc-tite on the screw. If the sight base is moving even with a tight set screw, put a drop of blue Loc-tite under the base in the dovetail. (If you're out of...
Forum: Mark II 04-08-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By LongRod
I would start with the over travel screw in your...

I would start with the over travel screw in your VQ trigger. Try backing it out a quarter turn.
Forum: Mark II 04-01-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,066
Posted By LongRod
No one has ever made such a sight but from the...

No one has ever made such a sight but from the early 80's to the early 90's there was a company that made replacement peep sight blades that fit in Ruger handgun rear adjustable sights. You would...
Forum: Mark II 03-07-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,131
Posted By LongRod
Your first and primary problem (to fix first) is...

Your first and primary problem (to fix first) is your hammer is following the bolt. This simply means the sear isn't catching and holding back the hammer and/or the hammer notch is too narrow. A too...
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