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Yo Pirates - Ran across this thread at Bullseye's excellent site regarding the Mark III, 22/45 pistolas. I called Ruger at 603/865-2442, left a voice mail and got a call back in less that a couple of hours - My replacement pin is on the way at NO CHARGE. They did need my serial number to verify the year of manufacture as the upgraded pin was used after June 2007 an is not an issue with the later models.

I urge all of you Mark III, 22/45 owners to check out this thread and take a close look at your pistola: http://guntalk-online.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=937
 

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Now JJ, a headless or ill retained pin can walk in a metal framed pistol just a easily as a polymer framed pistol and cause damage to the frame. The problem described is due to poor pin design not frame material selection...
 

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Actually, and I could be wrong about this, but the pin is "captured" on a metal framed model by the Grip panels, and unless they are ill-fit, the pin isn't ever going anywhere. I don't have any problem with the poly framed models, but if they had just made them for a 1911 frame style grip selection in the first place, the pin floating would probably be a moot point.

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Actually, and I could be wrong about this, but the pin is "captured" on a metal framed model by the Grip panels, and unless they are ill-fit, the pin isn't ever going anywhere. I don't have any problem with the poly framed models, but if they had just made them for a 1911 frame style grip selection in the first place, the pin floating would probably be a moot point.

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JJ - You are right about the metal framed models and the grips holding the pin in place. Plus the pin has a head on it so it can't walk to the right even if the grips are ill fitting.

The old style 22/45 pin does not have a head on it and is held in place by a spring leg only allowing it to walk to the right - Especially on the thinner framed Mark III models. The new pin has an added head similar to the metal framed models thus solving the walking problem. The ill designed pin caused the problem, not the polymer frame - That is my only point.

I also also agree that a 1911 style grip design would have been much better thus rendering all of this moot. :eek: :D
 

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Actually, and I could be wrong about this, but the pin is "captured" on a metal framed model by the Grip panels, and unless they are ill-fit, the pin isn't ever going anywhere. I don't have any problem with the poly framed models, but if they had just made them for a 1911 frame style grip selection in the first place, the pin floating would probably be a moot point.

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