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Posted: 3/31/2008 8:21:07 AM EST
Wanting to buy used Ruger MKxxx(In MI)
found a used MKII512 (5.5 inch bull barrel) blue.
Dealer asking $265
is this a good/ fair/ bad price?
thanks for your help...
If it matters I can get a nib Ruger MKIII for $350-$399 same 5.5" bbl, blue.
Link Posted: 3/31/2008 8:24:48 AM EST
alot of differences between a MKII and MKIII. You have to see what you want and honestly you cant really compare one used older model with a NIB updated model.

ANY MKI or MKII, I wouldnt pay more than 200bux for. Dont forget that 265 will be more OTD, you have to add tax and phone call NICS check.

It really depends on what you want, some ppl like the new features of the MKIII. I have a MKII that ive had for years and wouldnt trade or sell it for anything.
Link Posted: 3/31/2008 1:05:49 PM EST
I went back to the gun shop and had another look at the Ruger MKII...
it turns out that the BBL is 8" long not 5.5" and the pistol has something about government target blah blah blah... engraved on the barrel.
I decided to go ahead and put a deposit on the pistol, since it is a MKII and they no longer make these .
I feel that the price was "fair" perhaps not great, but I really wanted the pistol.
any opinions/ history on my purchase?

Thanks in advance
Link Posted: 3/31/2008 1:06:19 PM EST
I found a stainless Mk II slab side target model for $285 locally and thought it was a good deal. Already have a bull barrel so I passed it up.
Link Posted: 3/31/2008 2:20:52 PM EST
You cant go wrong with a MKII. I dont know if you ever messed with the take down of one. But search the net, there is a .gif of how to take it apart and put it together. It can be tricky and I can guarantee you it is nothing like any other firearm. It is easy once you get the hang of it, but can be tricky like I said.

Ive had great success with mine, but its been modified a tad.

Link Posted: 3/31/2008 3:02:21 PM EST
^^ wow she's a beautyhave I am very excited about the pistol thou. I have started to do the research to find out more my new little lady.
according to the 2008 Ruger buyers guide, the MKII Government models were essentially the factory competition grade target pistolsher?

Link Posted: 3/31/2008 3:35:46 PM EST
It was made in 1992..

217-48014 and 218-00001 1992


Thats about all I know. Mine was a standard target model til I dumped the upper and barrel for the Tactical solutions upper/barrel and Gemtech outback Can.
Link Posted: 3/31/2008 4:13:49 PM EST
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Link Posted: 4/2/2008 2:27:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/2/2008 4:16:47 AM EST by 313Tactical]
wow thanks...hasNo wonder I could not find any info on a MKII with an 8" barrelh.gif

my 14yr old daughter will love it.... as will my 9yr old God son.
here's a picture of her shooting a rented Buckmark.


gonna add a new trigger and Cocobolo grips. (sorry for the crappy cell phone pics)

Link Posted: 4/2/2008 5:30:23 AM EST
.22s are THEE best learning tool PERIOD. I think you did well. Im a cheap bastard and my buddy runs a gun shop, so I get better than average prices. But like others have said, Id pay for a good MKII over a MKIII. The new features of a MKIII are good, but ive had my MKII so long that Ive learned to accept how it shoots and functions. Ive got over 7000rds thru my MKII easily, NEVER any issues, Never any breakage or stoppage. Even when I added the Tac Solutions upper. ALso with that many rounds thru it, it is SMOOTH. most ppl think its had a trigger job or polished hammer, nope just shot alot, which will smoothen things very nicely. So, go shoot the shit out of it and not worry. (unlike the P22s, lol)
Link Posted: 4/2/2008 5:33:32 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/2/2008 4:03:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/2/2008 6:28:44 PM EST by OdT]

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Link Posted: 4/13/2008 6:33:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/13/2008 6:48:28 AM EST by 313Tactical]
sorry double post...
Link Posted: 4/13/2008 6:37:59 AM EST
can anyone tell me if these NOS Ruger MKI grips will fit my MKII?
( I hope so because I bought them already,h.gif...deal was too good.)

opps... pic didnt work.

Link Posted: 4/18/2008 7:43:01 PM EST
313- Where are you in MI? I picked up a NIB MKIII 22/45 for aroung $265. Differant grip than the standard MKIII, but just checking.

Link Posted: 4/19/2008 12:11:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By Bleach:

Edit- All sales offers must be contained within the Equipment Exchange portion of the site. Thanks- OdT

NICE! Was that originally a MK512 or a KMK512?
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