Ruger Mark III 22/45 Re-Assembly How To




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sysjls75: I own three Rugers, one Mark II, a Mark III and a 22-45(Mark III). I installed a Majestic takedown kit in two of the pistols. You still have to completely disassemble the pistol, so the Majestic kit only gets you part way. This video is one of the better ones I have seen dealing with the take down of the Ruger pistols. These guns are iconic and are exceptional in their performance, but the gun was designed by a sadist considering what one has to go through to take them down. You would also want to think that Ruger would provide the best instructions and videos on their own products and they are just sub par.

Rudy Calderon: I couldn't agree more with some of the comments here! After seeing the correct few seconds of your video I had my .22 back together! The Ruger site was pretty useless in assembly! Thank you very much!!

dude33: Thanks so much man the trigger magazine trick was what i was missing but thankfully I found this video..great work

ihopetospeed1: Thanks man! I got it the first try!

Marc Brandt: YOU SIR ARE A SAINT! I've been struggling with this damn thing for HOURS

Hanomag Shadowfeet: Great Video and I feel your pain...just bought this gun a few weeks ago so my kids could plink and discovered the issue you clearly show in this video. And when its brand new and not broken in at all, you NEED a sledge hammer! What a PITA! Its still sitting with the housing hanging out of the grip till I get back home and try out your tricks!

Benjamin Schepler: Thanks

wayne lambird jr: Thank you I wanted to through this thing up help alot.

luckyned7: Thank You!! Have my sledgehammer right next to the insainly evil contramption as we speak!

Anthony Lloyd: What a freaking pain ! I needed to use your tips AND the Ruger instructions to solve the same problem as gtrplyr19722010 below. Works great now.

gtrplyr19722010: Sorry, but your video didn't do me any good. I just hate the way this gun was made.

Tom S.: Dude - you totally saved this fun from the sledge ... Thanks

Ameri Gunn: LOL!! great story!

DressUpYourPet2: Point gun muzzle down, bang muzzle on soft wood 3 times to raise the hammer up to UNroosterED position or the mainspring won't fit in! When inserting mainspring into butt of gun, make sure the mainspring ass'y has spring pressure on it as you push it in or you can't reassemble. If it goes in the butt and you feel no spring pressure, its wrong! so wiggle the gun so the hammer strut fits into the mainspring -you will feel spring pressure when its right then you can latch it and be done with it!

SerJahPhoto: At least i know that it's not only me who's been tempted to use a sledgehammer on this. I wasn't sure what will i break first, my fingers or the gun...

Ameri Gunn: Damn 3 months for a gunsmaith!?! That's a testament to what a bitch this thing is to re-assemble LOL!! Great story , thanks!

RoadieRon: I own one, it's a bitch to reassemble, however it does get easier over time, and especially so if you install the Magazine Disconnect bushing from Sam Lam.

gtrplyr19722010: I had the same problem. Watching Ruger tech tips and following their instructions TO THE LETTER did not get the gun reassembled. Your video made sense so I tried it. But I still have the same problem. The main spring housing will not fully seat with a magazine in the receiver. Remove the magazine, and it seats no sweat. However, now the bolt won't function. Even after following your video step by step, TO THE LETTER, nothing works. I like shooting the gun, I just don't like reassembling it.

1957Shep: It takes some practice to get used to it. Sometimes I don`t bother. Just spray it full of solvent to wash it out. (for the people who are not gun savy, I`m half kidding here. I don`t really recommend cleaning a Ruger that way)

Ameri Gunn: haha! Thank you as well :)

elcoslic: yes it is worth it lol.

geranta1: Great vid i wish i have seen this vid a month ago i had my 22/45 for 2 days and was trying to clean it long story short i took s hammer to it thanks for the vid this gun is a bitch to get back together i had to send mine back to ruger

Ameri Gunn: haha , your welcome, thanks for watching!

DressUpYourPet2: 1. Damn youtube word limit: file down the notch the upper fits into, file the notch just a little. If you need a mallet to seperate upper and lower you should do this. 2-ALIGN that rear pin hole using the pin going in from the TOP to make sure the hole is aligned. Some people polish or sand out the hole a few thousandths. Again just a little! 3-to get the mainpsring all the way back the hammer MUST be up or unroostered position!

honda250rAlec9: Thank you!

DressUpYourPet2: watch the videos on solving the stripping problems before even picking up the gun! There are two main problems esp w 22/45: notch on lower receiver machined too big (requiring a mallet to remove the upper). solution, ffile/grind down few thousandths off - getting maininspring ou/back in: insert magazine, pull trigger. Bang muzzle with gun face down two or three times on soft surface block of wood the HAMMER MUST BE UNroosterED POSITION or UP or you are not getting the mainspring in or out.

Bob Miller: Also, see other YouTube videos on this procedure. Again, it's not hard once you know how to do it but the problem is remembering the procedure if you haven't done it in a long time.

elcoslic: hahahahaha tell me about i bought this gun and some how i broke it down and put it together the wrong way so it took me three days by myself and about 35 mins on the phone with ruger to take it back apart. but it is a great plinker

Motorfuzz: I just bought this gun a month ago. Love it. I knew it wasn't very dirty but I wanted to take it down and clean it anyway. I got it disassembled, cleaned and reassembled, THEN the bolt pin in seated properly, BUT when I started to pull the bolt pin lever down it would drop out. I was frustrated beyond belief. YOUR video and the trick of pulling the trigger and mag in was it! Bingo! First time! Dude you are awesome. If I ever run into you somewhere I'm buying you a beer!! Thanks!

Thomas Bloodgood: Thank you a million times over!! Just bought this monster and took it out to the range. Had to get a Pistol Pal to take it apart along with a rubber mallet. Couldn't have put it back together without your video.

Bob Miller: Actually, if you shove the mainspring pin in the wrong place (as you mention in this video), you are not f****d as you say. I know because I did just that when I first reassembled my 22-45. In fact, I almost gave up and sent it back to Ruger. But then I found that if you simply remove the barrel, you can pop the pin right out and you are back in business. Also, this gun is not that hard to take apart and put back together if you follow directions. See Ruger's video on their website.

derbycrusader: Thank you!!!

MyHollowpoint: It's a great pistol but it needs to be smacked around a bit,lol. :)

BillGoudy: This pistol is alot of fun to shoot ... Not that hard to take a part but not that much fun to put back together! Thanks for sharing the info!!

SerJahPhoto: It's just a bad memories and my swollen fingers. At least for now..

Ameri Gunn: haha , that's pretty funny, i've almost destroyed the gun trying to get it back together,i put the damn lever in wrong and almost destroyed it trying to get it apart again, i feel that pain :) Really accurate and fun to shoot , almost worth the aggravation lol

mnmvuk: Wish I would have found this video about an hour ago. ;-) I just went through the EXACT same headaches. Finally got it figured out. The owners manual is missing SEVERAL important steps. The video from Ruger on re-assembly failed to mention you have to take the mag out before you can fully close the mainspring housing latch which you did a great job pointing out. Nice gun, fun to shoot. Not fun to take down.

Ameri Gunn: haha awesome :) Glad it helped! I still have to come back and check, 969 of 970 views are me trying to figure out how to reassemble it :p

Ameri Gunn: LOL! I`ll never get tired of hearing this, glad it helped.Thanks for watching :)

Rob McDonald: U need to watch more videos this gun isn't as hard as u describe it. U make you tube videos to help not discourage

chickdo4u: You should rename this video ! ' Best 22/45 reassembly period ' THANKS !

Ameri Gunn: :)
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