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pre1989
September 22, 2016, 22:40
They made them easier to clean and take down ..Thank god
https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2016/9/22/ruger-introduces-one-button-takedown-mark-iv-pistol/ https://assets.americanrifleman.org/media/2745378/rugermkiv_8.jpg?width=243&height=201https://assets.americanrifleman.org/media/2745385/rugermkiv_5.jpg?width=388&height=300

one I want !

RG Coburn
September 23, 2016, 10:57
Had an old MkII that I took apart and was having a Bitch of a time reassembling. I called Ruger Co. for help,on a weekend. It actually sounded like Bill himself that answered,and he sent a schematic. This was years ago.
Looks like a major improvement on a pretty good pistol. I got to be pretty good with mine.

gentlemanjoe
September 23, 2016, 11:24
Wow sticker shock much.:facepalm:

hagar
September 23, 2016, 12:05
Had an old MkII that I took apart and was having a Bitch of a time reassembling. I called Ruger Co. for help,on a weekend. It actually sounded like Bill himself that answered,and he sent a schematic. This was years ago.
Looks like a major improvement on a pretty good pistol. I got to be pretty good with mine.

Same here, took it apart and had a hell of a time getting it back together. Might just be interested in a new one, but I have a Beretta M76 that took it's place.

RG Coburn
September 23, 2016, 13:45
Mine was scary accurate,and reliable as all hell. It would eat about anything. Had the really long heavy barrel.

ALL FAL
September 23, 2016, 15:11
Looks like there will be lots of the older models for sale cheep in favor of the easy clean model, but then some guys can hardly change flashlight batteries.

MontanaGrant
September 23, 2016, 16:01
It's redneck but a shot of carb cleaner is all my dad has ever used on his Mark II. Other than ammo-related I don't think it's ever jammed.

I am interested in the MK IV, however I have a good MK II.......Maybe when the hubbub dies down and the price drops a shade.

W.E.G.
September 23, 2016, 16:07
After you bugger the backstrap of the old version with a screwdriver a couple times when you are fetching the takedown lever loose, the takedown process (re-assembly process actually) gets a lot easier. A blind monkey could take one of these apart. Getting it back together requires some basic awareness of the sequence of how the parts engage each outher.

Yeah, sucks to "scratch your gun." But, they made a gazillion of these things. They will never be worth more than shooter-grade money. Use a plastic tool to pry-loose the recessed takedown lever if you are real concerned about scratches.

The thing that causes so many unfamiliar owners the heartburn is the process of lining up the hammer strut during disassembly. Review the 10 seconds at https://youtu.be/vh5eylgiNcI?t=3m54s and the other 10 seconds at https://youtu.be/vh5eylgiNcI?t=5m10s if you are unfamiliar.

Good for Ruger for making their product more mechanically-inept-friendly. I get it that much of the current generation of shooters has no idea, or desire, regarding understanding how things work, or how things get fixed. I hope the new design locks up as solid as the old design. Once you get the old design back together, it won't come apart, or get loose, accidentally.

medicmike
September 23, 2016, 16:16
Was just chatting with my dad about the Ruger MK series and he said that he had this Speed Strip Kit (http://www.majesticarms.com/id10.html) installed on all of his. He claims it to be WELL worth the money. After a little practice I didn't find it all that bad to strip and clean my Mk1

W.E.G.
September 23, 2016, 16:31
Was just chatting with my dad about the Ruger MK series and he said that he had this Speed Strip Kit (http://www.majesticarms.com/id10.html) installed on all of his. He claims it to be WELL worth the money. After a little practice I didn't find it all that bad to strip and clean my Mk1

Dino's vid for the Speed-Strip is good.

At https://youtu.be/V_K8jp52EHg?t=14m4s , Dino shows the jam-a-screwdriver-into-it method I referred to above.

Still requires tools for the Speed Strip. Which might flummox the aforesaid we-don't-use-tools generation.

partisan50
September 23, 2016, 17:15
I bought my MKII back in the late 1980s and I have never taken it apart.

Cleaning a MKII made simple. Remove grips, lock bolt open, flush out with brake clean and a tooth brush. Blow out with compressed air and oil.

nwobhm
September 23, 2016, 18:04
I don't see a loaded chamber indicator.

Delta-3
September 24, 2016, 10:49
I have the 22/45 I bought back in the 90's & once you strip it a time or two, it gets pretty easy to do. Like W.E.G. said, if you understand how it works, it's not difficult.

SWOHFAL
September 24, 2016, 16:20
They uglied up the current Mk III version by dropping the 6-7/8 heavy tapered barrel, so maybe they'll bring it back too.

tac-40
September 27, 2016, 19:44
Got several in at the LGS. Really nice pieces. Two type, the target and the hunter. Target was a 4" barrel adjustable sights. The Hunter had what looked to be a 6 inch barrel and fiber optic sights. Take down was a single button, break it open, do your cleaning thing, and snap it back shut. Easy Peasy.

Still won't get one. Like my Buckmark way too much.:tongue::whistling:

shortround
September 27, 2016, 20:33
Needs more threaded barrel...

Gazz
September 30, 2016, 19:02
I looked at one today- a Hunter model with the longer fluted barrel and fiber optic sights - out of curiosity, no intention of buying one. The takedown is amazingly simple and trumps the S&W Victory as there is no screw to lose or tool required. I also think it looks better than the Victory but I thought the trigger pull sucked. Lots of cccrrreeeepppp. Maybe it would get better with use. I have no problems taking my MKII down and am quite happy with it and its trigger pull so I am sticking with it.

downsouth
October 02, 2016, 10:30
Needs more threaded barrel...

Agree. Looked at one Friday thought they were good looking guns. I have a couple of the older models already once a threaded barrel model is available I'll be interested. My dealer also had Ruger internally suppressed AWC models of the 10/22, Amphibian(MK III) and 77/44. All cool but not cheap.

AZ Dave
October 08, 2016, 13:52
My first gun trade ever was a MKI 4" that was field stripped and in a cigar box. I was 15 and it was 1977. I traded a single shot 22 rifle for the Ruger And a brick of 22 ammo. My dad wasn't too happy but he didn't say no. I had it assembled in a half hour. I always used a piece of string to activate the take down lever.

partisan50
October 09, 2016, 07:11
Needs more threaded barrel...

Yeah that's when I will consider buying one.

ray55classic
October 20, 2016, 13:26
I'll stick with my Mk2's , it's hard to improve on perfection.