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So after the range today, I decided to break down my new Ruger Mark III .22/45 for a good cleaning. I downloaded the user manual and got it most of the way broken down. I could not get the barrel off though. And when I put it back together, it will not run a proper functions test. The bolt also seems to catch a little bit and doesn't release very smoothly. Any ideas?
*WARNING - I may or may not know what I am talking about.
Check out the previous links. My guess is that the pin that hangs down in the grip is not situated properly. As far as removing the barrel from the frame it needs a solid whack with a rubber mallet. Note I said whack, tap, tap, tap will not do it. I know it's difficult to hit your shooter with a hammer, but you'll get used to it. Takes the same whack to put it back on. It does loosen up some with time. Also the barrel doesn't need to be removed every time you field strip. Just remove the msh and bolt and run a rod from the back.
Now I can't get it back apart. I think I'm going to be taking it in to the local firearms dealer and seeing if he'll take a look at it for me. Very frustrating!!
You definitely need to follow the directions EXACTLY in the manual. If it says to point the gun up, you need to point the gun up for that step. The hammer sometimes needs to be cocked (horizontal) and sometimes released (vertical).
I have one of those, and if you don't put it together in the correct order (yes, you can do that) then it wont function (even if it looks right)
Like the others have said, check the links for a reassembly video
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As mentioned, it does have to be exact.
As for the barrel being stuck, try gently tapping with a rubber mallet.
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I'm gonna buy a 22/45 for some target shooting at the club I just joined. Which version do you guys recommend? I see there are many (maybe too many, lol) varieties of the 22/45......
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I did the same thing .Some times it takes several times to get it right. I had not had mine down in a couple of years and it took me three trys to reassemble it the right way.