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Posted: 11/20/2012 3:24:23 PM EST
I have a new Mark III, 22/45

I wonder if Ruger has changed something here.

my older ones drop free no problem, this new one with an empty mag only drops about 1/3 inch just enough to grab it and give it a downward tug. But if you find yourself needing to pull a loaded mag, it won't drop at all. I had to take a credit card to pry a little to get it to pop free.


anyone else have the same issue?
any fixes? or will it get better with some use?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 3:28:00 PM EST
The MKIII's do not drop free from the factory, there is a magazine disconnect safety that needs to be taken out and replaced with a MKII style hammer bushing.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 3:34:43 PM EST
Yeah the fit on a couple of my Sr-22 pistol mags were tight as well. I'd imagine the magazines would wear in over time. In the mean time I'm sure some lube would be a decent temporary solution. Or you could try and figure out where the magazine is catching and polish it a bit.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 3:51:53 PM EST
Lose the mag disconnect and it works just fine.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:20:16 PM EST
It's the mag disconnect. Lose it and make your life easier. Have you tried taking it apart and putting it back together yet?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:35:26 PM EST
plus 10000000000000000 on this!! It was the first thing I did when I got my MKIII
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:39:41 PM EST
It's only an issue for me unloading a loaded mag
Empty mags drop down enough to grab them easier
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:42:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By TurboniumOxide:
It's the mag disconnect. Lose it and make your life easier. Have you tried taking it apart and putting it back together yet?

They are a little tedious
This is my 4th Mark pistol so I know about the mainspring
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:03:49 PM EST
Grab a Sam lam bushing or bam bushing. Great upgrade-cheap, easy to install, and adds a lot of enjoyment to the gun
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:59:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By themagikbullet:
Grab a Sam lam bushing or bam bushing. Great upgrade-cheap, easy to install, and adds a lot of enjoyment to the gun

hey, I just watched a guy on youtube put one of those in

If I can build an AR lower, I can install that bushing


I guess, I'll be getting one
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:03:36 PM EST
I learned from this page: http://guntalk-online.com/detailstrip.htm

Not having to use the mag to strip and assemble the gun is well worth it.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:02:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 7:02:52 AM EST by Chris_1522]
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:14:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 12:36:06 PM EST by smokingun45]
Buy a $7.99 shipped Volquartsen MKII hammer bushing from rimfiresports.com. Problem solved. I just did this and the slingshot mod to my new MKIII 22/45 and couldn't be happier, although it does take patience and a good online tutorial to do it. The online tutorials and pictures will speak to a sear spring.....you literally can't see it lying alongside the left gripframe wall without excellent lighting (or a flashlight). You need to make sure it is behind the hammer pin when reassembling. Ask me how I know!
Watch out, though, the mags literally shoot out of the gripframe when you push the mag release!
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