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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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