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Posted: 1/21/2013 1:31:41 PM EDT
So I'm finally admitting defeat and asking for help.  

I have a Ruger 22/45 MK 3 that I purchased the Volquartsen "Mk3 Accurizing kit" for.  

A little self background: I grew up working on farm equipment/cars, I've converted a Saiga, and I didn't even find field stripping this thing to be all that difficult so I'd like to think I'm at least capable on the mechanical front.

I've seen the diagrams from guntalk on stripping/reassembling.  I've watched the nutnfancy video installing this kit on a 22/45 (including his rambling) at least 5 times, and taken apart/reassembled this $*%&#(*# gun at least 5 times as well.  

I can't get the thing to fire.  I've been to the range with it once even though I was pretty sure it wasn't put together right because there was no "click" for dry fire.   It didn't work.  Just got done putting it together again, and it's still not firing.  Sear has proper spring tension, I can pull the trigger and physically lift the hammer up, but it's like the hammer spring isn't getting any tension.  I pull the trigger and it moves freely with no resistance and the hammer goes no where.  

Any ideas/suggestions for what I'm doing wrong?  Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 3:20:21 PM EDT
[#1]
You might want to take a look at rimfirecentral.com in the 22/45 forum.  There's a gazillion threads about reassembly issues.  
Those guys know more about these pistols than any other place I've found
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 3:32:51 PM EDT
[#2]
Nutnfancy did a really good Volquartsen video.   Here.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 3:41:00 PM EDT
[#3]
Quoted:
Nutnfancy did a really good Volquartsen video.   Here.


As mentioned in the OP, I've watched that.  Several times.

As far as I can tell, I'm reassembling it the same way he is (with the exception of the Mk 2 Bushing.  I didn't order it, so I re installed the magazine safety junk for now) but no luck.  

Link Posted: 1/21/2013 10:09:32 PM EDT
[#4]
By chance did you accidentally confuse the original sear with the new one?

I upgraded my 22/45 LITE several months ago and ran into the same exact issue.  They were very hard to tell apart with the naked eye!
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 10:13:32 PM EDT
[#5]
Quoted:
By chance did you accidentally confuse the original sear with the new one?

I upgraded my 22/45 LITE several months ago and ran into the same exact issue.  They were very hard to tell apart with the naked eye!


I'll double check.  Pretty sure I put the new sear in (and put it in facing the right way) but it's worth checking.
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