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Old October 31, 2018, 01:22   #1
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Ruger magazine

I have a Ruger standard model (number 1) it takes the 9 round magazines. I have 2 mags but wanted to get a third, I found them at Numrich but the description has me puzzled. It reads:

MAGAZINE, .22 CAL., 9 ROUND, BLUED, NEW (FOR A-100 GRIP FRAME; FACTORY)

Itís all good except for ďA-100 grip frameĒ what does that mean? Is that the one i need? I canít find any other info on that.

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On a side note, the factory mags run 100% with no issues, I have some other aftermarket mags with less than ideal reliability, thatís why I am looking for factory mags, they arenít cheap but I will pay for the reliability.
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Old October 31, 2018, 05:47   #2
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The a-100 is the later MK1/standard grip frame that has the button on the opposite side of the early guns. Unless Ruger recently changed something it is a simple matter of swapping which side the mag button is on.

In my experience the factory mags need some work to be reliable. Mostly polishing the roughness off the lips and tweaking the lip angles. While you are at it, you can gain a couple extra rounds by shortening the spring guide pin.
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Some Ruger grip frames of the Mark I series are stamped as to what variety they are, some are not.




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Any idea to the cut off date between the two ??

I've had an eye out for a reasonable early mk1 HB for awhile without much luck.

I stupidly let the one I had go a bunch of years ago to a friend that couldent live without it.
But I still have a beautiful set of custom aged ivory paper micarta grips and a custom flap holster that really need to have a use again besides just collecting dust....
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From the Ruger forum. They say 1970.

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Both the RST and the MarkI used the A54 grip frame (not so marked but called such on the schematic) until about 1970 when Ruger changed the magazine button to the other side and stamped the grip frame "A100" for both fixed and adjustable sight pistols.
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