My new MK III Hunter - RimfireCentral.com Forums

Go Back   RimfireCentral.com Forums > >

Join Team RFC to remove these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-30-2021, 01:58 PM
Fanner50
US Air Force Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Mar 2002
Location: 
The Sunshine State
Posts: 
399
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
My new MK III Hunter



Log in to see fewer ads
It came with the original box serialized to the gun, the original plastic wrapper, owners manual, and the little case/tool with the extra light pipes in it.Also has the little brown envelope with the fired shell in it, dated 02/23/2015. Stainless steel with Matt flutes. The MK III in the other thread has the slim wooden grips. Does anyone know how long these fat finger grove grips were used, and when they started using them? It also came with the two original Ruger magazines. I think I overpaid at $550.00, but the guy came down from $600.00 and would not go any lower. Private sale. Still legal in Florida. I think I'm really going to like this gun. That scope rail is locktited on, so I guess it will stay. It doesn't interfere with aiming the gun.

Last edited by Fanner50; 10-30-2021 at 02:02 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-30-2021, 03:28 PM
rockyriver's Avatar
rockyriver
NRA Member - Click Here To Join! GOA Member

Join Date: 
May 2003
Location: 
Charlotte, North Carolina
Posts: 
380
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
You didn’t over pay in this crazy gun want’in world we live in right now.
I’m seeing some crazy prices out there right now
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-30-2021, 04:44 PM
wproct's Avatar
wproct

Join Date: 
Dec 2006
Location: 
Iowa
Posts: 
5,571
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
For that pistol in that condition, you did not over pay at all. I can't help you with dating the grips, but if you really want the rail to come off, put a soldering iron on the screw heads and heat them up and then give it another try. Just make sure you are using high quality proper fitting allen wrench.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 10-30-2021, 05:49 PM
Fanner50
US Air Force Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Mar 2002
Location: 
The Sunshine State
Posts: 
399
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wproct View Post
For that pistol in that condition, you did not over pay at all. I can't help you with dating the grips, but if you really want the rail to come off, put a soldering iron on the screw heads and heat them up and then give it another try. Just make sure you are using high quality proper fitting allen wrench.
Thanks guys. I thought the price was in line, but just wanted some validation Those screws are slotted, so I think I will just leave the rail as is. It will be a good excuse to buy another red dot, lol.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-11-2021, 04:35 PM
RETATCDUDE's Avatar
RETATCDUDE
US Air Force Disabled American Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Dec 2013
Location: 
Fairfield, CA (Jellybelly & Budweiser)
Posts: 
53
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Grips

I do not think those grips were ever used on the pistol. Ruger did sell them on their website..
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-12-2021, 09:10 PM
Fanner50
US Air Force Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Mar 2002
Location: 
The Sunshine State
Posts: 
399
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
[QUOTE=RETATCDUDE;12522165]I do not think those grips were ever used on the pistol. Ruger did sell them on their website..[/QUOTE


Four months ago I saw these very grips on a stainless MK III target with the bull barrel, so who knows? This gun was in the original box. I think the used car dealer who sold it to me would have taken them off if he did not think that they were original to the gun, lol.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-12-2021, 10:51 PM
JStacy
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Feb 2009
Location: 
Texas
Posts: 
4,831
TPC Rating: 
100% (31)
Reta those grips were offered on several models of Ruger MKIII pistols. I believe they were distributor specials but I have seen them on blue as well as SS guns and they were called deluxe models or something like that and the model cost more than the standard models.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-13-2021, 06:56 AM
AzShooter's Avatar
AzShooter is online now
US Air Force Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Dec 2002
Location: 
Phoenix, Az
Posts: 
2,437
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)


I paid the same for my Mark III Hunter. I added an old red dot sight and find it to be one of my most accurate .22s. Mine has Altimont grips but they are a lot like yours and really feel good in my hands.

Good luck with your new gun and good shooting.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-13-2021, 11:39 PM
Fanner50
US Air Force Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Mar 2002
Location: 
The Sunshine State
Posts: 
399
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by AzShooter View Post


I paid the same for my Mark III Hunter. I added an old red dot sight and find it to be one of my most accurate .22s. Mine has Altimont grips but they are a lot like yours and really feel good in my hands.

Good luck with your new gun and good shooting.

Thank you Sir, and same to you. The grips on yours look very nice.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-18-2021, 03:45 PM
Frankl03
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Feb 2011
Location: 
KCMO
Posts: 
77
TPC Rating: 
100% (1)
Very Nice!!! Congrats! Love those Hunters!!

Enjoy!

I paid $550 for mine as well but it had the VQ upgrades and a LCI blank installed.

Mine has fire sights so I'm shooting it open sights. I put the plain Jane Hogue thumb grips on mine.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-23-2021, 08:34 PM
wtn1271's Avatar
wtn1271

Join Date: 
Nov 2012
Location: 
upstate NY
Posts: 
14
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
My MKIII Hunter came with those grips from the factory. I found them too big and uncomfortable. Sold them on ebay for good $ and bought some Hogue and Ergo grips instead. Yours looks good, not a bad price in today's market, Enjoy.

Sent from my SM-G781V using Tapatalk

Last edited by wtn1271; 11-29-2021 at 08:48 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-26-2021, 11:45 PM
Signalman's Avatar
Signalman is online now

Moderator
Join Date: 
Jan 2012
Location: 
On the Westside
Posts: 
12,410
TPC Rating: 
100% (14)
Nice looking pistol.

Signalman
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:46 AM.

Privacy Policy

DMCA Notice

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2000-2018 RimfireCentral.com
x