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Old 09-14-2016, 02:32 PM
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or, is this just the means to protect the patent on a ~NEW~ concept gun?

Rumors have indeed been circling around the "water cooler" here at Sarona Gun Works LLC concerning a new type .22 rimfire pistol in the works at Ruger. If this might be the candidate, the LCI still looks to be part of the plan.



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Old 09-14-2016, 06:24 PM
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Interesting looking trigger ?
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Definitely a step in the right direction! Looks like the difficulty some have with breakdown and assembly would be fixed. Get rid of the LCI and safety trigger though.

Hopefully, if this is a project Ruger is working on, they'll serialize the frame and not the upper. From the looks no other generation MK upper or frame would work on it so no worries about unserialized guns.

If they release something like this I'd buy it!
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Trunnion looks a little wimpy to me when compared to the current lockup system, but then I like steel guns better anyway.
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A New Ruger Mark Pistol...............

[QUOTE=Rumors have indeed been circling around ... concerning a new type 22 rimfire pistol in the works at Ruger.[/QUOTE]


While I am proficient in full disassembly/reassembly, I like the concept. I really like the ability to switch uppers without FFL involvement.




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Old 09-15-2016, 09:25 AM
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My curiosity has certainly been piqued concerning this design. Being it's a .22 rimfire caliber, the pivot point looks to be strong enough and I'd like to examine how the rear lock-up works.

Geeez! There's no need for a rubber mallet or a "speed strip kit" with this version. It would be cool if uppers will be machined to close tolerances so that changeability of barrel lengths are an option, sorta like the TC Contender pistols. But then, the above suggestion involved with marking the grip frame as the serialised part would eliminate the hassle of recording all those uppers as firearms.

The trigger does look sorta interesting. Wonder how that works? There appears to be a safety somewhat like previous Mark pistols on the grip frame that block the sear, so the trigger doesn't appear to work like a Glock pistol. Will be fun to get inside one of these if they ever hit the bricks.
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It sure would spawn a flurry of aftermarket parts development. Of course the current crop of sear and LCI fillers would still have applications , unless they change the design some whet for these parts. Interchangeable uppers with out serial numbers would probably spawn a rash is liberal reports of killer guns with easily interchangeable barrels !
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Slab side barrel would keep it in line with a 1911.
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It sure would spawn a flurry of aftermarket parts development. Of course the current crop of sear and LCI fillers would still have applications , unless they change the design some whet for these parts. Interchangeable uppers with out serial numbers would probably spawn a rash is liberal reports of killer guns with easily interchangeable barrels !
Oh, I'm sure. Just [email protected]@K at all the High Standard and Buckmark .22 caliber semi-auto "hit" pistols still in service.
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I wonder if #80 and 81 would work something like #80 has female threads and #81 threads into it through the top on the receiver in a counterbored hole, thus locking the two halves together. Did that make any sense? Seems like it would be a weak link though.
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Old 09-23-2016, 10:50 AM
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Here's a video or 3) of the ~NEW~ Ruger Mark IV:

http://www.guns.com/2016/09/22/newes...ark-iv-videos/


Also interesting will be the availability of an "ALUMINUM" grip frame version. Wonder if that (hopefully) will replace the plastic grip frame?

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It's on Ruger's website now. They show the Mark IV Target with a black anodized frame, and a stainless model. One Mark IV Hunter model in stainless only. The Mark III is still there, but I doubt it will be long.

One thing I noticed is that it still has a mag safety, but they also say the mags drop free when released. I could live with that, and no apparent LCI either. Only kick I see is it's a little pricey. The Victory will still be a good bang for the buck, although the Mark IV will probably (?) be a better gun.

Myself, I'm sticking to revolvers.
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It's on Ruger's website now. They show the Mark IV Target with a black anodized frame, and a stainless model. One Mark IV Hunter model in stainless only. The Mark III is still there, but I doubt it will be long.

One thing I noticed is that it still has a mag safety, but they also say the mags drop free when released. I could live with that, and no apparent LCI either. Only kick I see is it's a little pricey. The Victory will still be a good bang for the buck, although the Mark IV will probably (?) be a better gun.

Myself, I'm sticking to revolvers.
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I watched some you tube videos. The you tubes all stress how fast it takes down and none exactly say how it locks.

I think a photo or two with the upper and lower separated might be helpful. The hinged pin is more substantial than the small exterior screws suggest. And how exactly does it lock in the back ?
Edit: The Gun Blast review has some good photos. I guess, it is my problem, I need to see one to really get how they keep it tight.

Sure looks like a world of improvements.

I see a lot of used ar15's on the shelf and the majority have upper/lower connections that have become very loose. The Ruger connections looks similar. If or when I see a Mk IV I will try and understand how these are fitted and what will prevent them from getting loose. I read where SGW is already thinking about this issue.

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