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Old 11-21-2020, 10:37 PM
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First, remove your MSH and close the latch. Take some sandpaper and smooth out the round surface.
Next, open the latch and add a little radius where the flat and round portions meet. The sharp corner transition makes the latch a bear to open.
Lastly, smooth up the flat area and your new radius.
You'll be AMAZED at how much nicer your housing will open and close!
That's a great tip. Never realized this. I've two of my MKIIs with tight latches I'd like to try that on.
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Old 11-22-2020, 08:12 AM
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>> A "Gunsmither " tool also works excellent to manipulate a Ruger MK pistol.<<

Works for me!
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I polished mine as well and I use a pulled open paperclip (small loop section) epoxied into a 9mm spent cartridge (Large loop epoxied into the cartridge). Been using that setup since the 60's.
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Old 11-22-2020, 11:12 AM
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A "Gunsmither " tool also works excellent to manipulate a Ruger MK pistol.
These have been discontinued by Brownells but still available directly from the maker.

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Old 11-22-2020, 11:43 AM
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Sometimes you just need the right tool to open them up. Here is what I use. The top "tool" is a split ring with both ends of a 12" coated steel fishing leader attached that cost $2 - $3. It will not scratch, scrape or mar anything. Loop it over the lever and pull away.
Followed your lead, works great.

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